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The Best Cheap Foundation Under £15

The Best Cheap Foundation Under £15
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Who says that you need to splurge on foundation? As long as you keep your skin moisturised and use a primer, there's no reason why your makeup should have to break the bank. With that in mind, I've rounded up the best cheap foundation out there to help you save, without having to compromise on quality!

The Best Cheap Foundation

  1. EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation, £12.50
  2. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation, £5.99
  3. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation with Comfort Serum, £8.99
  4. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, £9.99
  5. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 by The Ordinary Colours, £6.20
  6. NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation, £10
  7. Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Foundation, £7.99
  8. wet n wild photofocus Stick Foundation, £5.99
  9. Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation, £9.99
  10. Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation, £12.99

For Olive And Darker Skin Tones

If you’re looking for the best cheap foundation suitable for darker skin tones, then look no further than the EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation!

Designed specifically for Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern skin tones, this foundation comes in a range of 16 yellow-toned shades with no pink in sight. It boasts a lightweight formula that blends seamlessly into your skin and enhances your natural colouring. Better yet, it is filled with light diffusers that create a smooth and luminous finish.

For Normal To Oily Skin

You’ve no doubt tried the iconic Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer, so why not give the foundation a whirl too? Available in 40 shades, Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation is one of the best cheap foundations out there!

Its lightweight formula features micro-powders that absorb excess oils and help to control shine. They also reduce the appearance of pores for a smooth, seamless and matte finish.

For Dry Skin

Is your dry skin making your foundation crack throughout the day? Then you need Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation with Comfort Serum.

Not only is this a great cheap foundation, but it is formulated with a hydrating serum that makes it sit on your skin comfortably all day long. It is also infused with vitamin E and an SPF20 to further protect your complexion. Who doesn’t love a foundation that conceals dark circles and imperfections for up to 25 hours and looks after your skin?!

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For Tired-Looking Skin

Tired of looking tired? Then embrace Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Foundation!

It blends radiance-boosting apricot, moisturising melon and youth-enhancing apple to give tired-looking skin a new burst of life. It is also infused with vitamin C, E and B5 to protect your skin while you wear it. Expect a revitalised glow!

For A Full Coverage Finish

Who knew that The Ordinary sold foundation too? Since discovering this gem, The Ordinary Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 has been at the top of our wishlists!

There is just so much to love about this foundation. It offers a full-coverage, semi-matte finish yet its formula is still lightweight. It is also infused with an SPF15, keeping your skin protected all day long. Best of all though, it comes in 21 different shades with four different undertones so you can find the best shade for you!

For A Radiant Complexion

If glowing skin is your thing, then the NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation is the best cheap foundation for you!

Its vegan formula offers a medium coverage that works with your skin to create a smooth, even-toned and naturally radiant finish. With 45 shades to choose from, everyone can enhance their glow.

For A Matte Finish

For those of you who would prefer a long-lasting matte finish, I’d recommend the Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Foundation.

Its unique formula transforms from a lightweight cream into a velvety-smooth powder as you apply it, offering great coverage and an even, natural-looking finish. As it is oil-free, it dries to a matte finish. Don’t worry though! It still blends really well and doesn’t look cakey. Who says that cheap foundation doesn’t deliver?

For On-The-Go Use

Talk about making it easy to stay gorgeous on-the-go. The wet n wild photofocus Stick Foundation fits perfectly into a handbag or clutch so you can always look your best.

Infused with argan and sunflower seed oil, this foundation blends seamlessly into your skin and provides it with a boost of moisture. You can either dab it over specific areas as a concealer or apply it all over as a full base. You can then blend it in with your fingers or use a beauty sponge for a smooth finish.

For Pollution Protection

You don’t need me to remind you of the damaging effects that pollution can have on your skin. So, if you want to shield your complexion, opt for the Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation.

Blending anti-pollution, antioxidant and anti-blue light ingredients, this foundation protects your skin, while caffeine helps to revive dull, damaged cells. Plus, its blendable and buildable formula conceals under-eye puffiness, bags, dark circles and blemishes. Sounds pretty great, right?

Related: Protection From Blue Light: The Best Makeup And Skincare

For The Multi-Tasker

If you live a busy life and don’t have time to apply endless lotions and potions, then a 3-in-1 primer, concealer and foundation is the way to go. My recommendation? Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation.

Crafted with Max Factor’s Flexi-hold™ technology, it primes the skin and lays down a smooth base that grips your makeup, holding it in place for 24 hours. The micro-correctors then conceal blemishes and imperfections, giving you a smooth and matte complexion.

And there you have it, ten of the best cheap foundations for every skin type, tone and concern.

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