Foundation on a Budget

Foundation forms the base of any look, and with the right foundation blended into your face you can conquer the world! Yes ladies, you all know what I’m talking about. In the morning when you put your face on,your foundation is your go- to product and once you’ve perfectly blended it in and added some eyeliner, mascara and a bold lippie, you are a queen ready to slay the day and whatever may be headed your way. It is crucial to purchase a foundation that caters to your needs, blends effortlessly and doesn’t allow any holes to occur in your pocket. As a student and a makeup junkie, my face always has to be on point, so it is crucial for me to get a good buy for my money. Foundation just covers up whatever you would like to hide, while giving you a fresh looking face. Yes, you need sleep in order to have nice looking skin but foundation just helps to enhance your skin and just gives you a face that doesn’t look weary or tired.

Foundation is one of the basic essentials that every girl needs in her make- up bag, whether you are a makeupholic or not. My skin is not that bad but I do love a good foundation just to ensure that my face is dewy and at times flawless. When I started wearing foundation, I would just use the same one without realizing what the actual differences between different foundations and brands were. As I started learning more about foundation I realized what my needs were and knew what I was looking for as I went shopping. I was able to obtain foundation that suited my needs and at the same time fitted my wallet. I’ve decoded the best foundation/s on a budget that will your face an effortless look, without looking less then a high- end product.

5. Maybelline FIT me!

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Maybelline FIT me: R179,95

Maybelline FIT me Matte + Poreless Foundation contains SPF so you won’t get sunburnt during the day. Its super matte and long lasting. It blurs out your pores, so you won’t have to worry about your pores showing! It also gives your face a super dewy finish, and leaves your face looking extremely fresh and who doesn’t love a fresh, dewy face for a night out, after working tirelessly for hours. With this lovely product you won’t be needing to put your makeup on all over again if you heading out for the night.

4. L. A. Girl Perfecting Liquid Makeup

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L. A. Girl Perfecting Liquid Makeup: R79.95

The cheapest foundation from the lot but don’t undermine this little guy. Its super cheap and the results are amazing. This product is super creamy, blends seamlessly and gives your face a flawless finish lasting throughout the day. It also gives your face a super fresh look.

If you haven’t found the right concealer, do try the L.A. Girl Concealer, its just as amazing as the foundation! I promise.

3. Revlon PhotoReady AirBrush Effect

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Revlon PhotoReady Foundation: R289,95

All the products from the Revlon Photoready collection are amazing. This foundation does give your foundation an airbrush effect. I love this foundation because it has a bit of a sparkle in it, so it cannot be used for a very natural look. However its long lasting, gives your skin an really nice finish and blends really well. It also makes you look amazing in photos, which is an added bonus!

2. Rimmel Stay Matte

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Rimmel Stay Matte: R119,95

This is a dupe for the Kat Von D Lock-it Tatoo Foundation, so you know its more than amazing! This foundation is extremely light, it feels like you have no foundation on! It blends flawlessly, looks super natural and leaves your face matte for the entire day. Need I say more?

1. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation

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L’Oreal Infallible 24H: R185,00

This L’Oreal Infallible foundation is everything! Like literally everything you need in a foundation. It has an extremely light texture and blends seamlessly. And like the name says it lasts for 24 hours! Yes, for real! Just ensure you blend it really well and once you have completed your makeup, you apply a setting powder so it does last for hours. It also hides blemishes and is waterproof, and did I mention it looks amazing on your face!

*Products can be purchased at a local Dis- Chem or Clicks near you. Prices are subjected to change.

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