Top 8 Foundations That Won’t Empty Your Wallet

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Best Foundations for the money

As a beauty connoisseur, I love makeup but don’t always love the price.

Finding an affordable yet perfect fit foundation for all your needs may be tough. Whether your skin is oily, dry, or combo, I’ve got you covered!

Just as finding the perfect foundation for your skin, the price tag is a huge defining point as well. If you’re on a college budget just as I am, you can understand my pain. Spending all your moolah on makeup may be tempting, but not as necessary as food. Some of these affordable foundations are just as good if not better than numerous high-end makeup products, plus your wallet and stomach will thank you.

#1 Maybelline New York Fit Me

This foundation is ultra-lightweight for normal-oily skin with a texture-fitting feel that gives you a natural matte finish. With 24 shades you’re bound to find the perfect “fit.”

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#2 L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte

Just as the Maybelline Fit Me foundation the finish is matte with a “barely there” feel. There are 11 different shades ranging from the lightest “Classic Ivory” to the deepest shade “Cocoa” so if worried about finding the right shade for your skin tone it’ll be easier than you think. As for the coverage, it is medium-full and buildable.



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#3 MILANI Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

Milani’s 2-in-1 Concealer and foundation not only fixes the imperfections on your face but also helps redness and conceals dark under eye circles. The coverage is full and leaves your face with a natural finish. Using this will not only cover those late night bags but will save you the money as well.


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#4 Revlon ColorStay

Revlon’s ColorStay is for combination-oily skin and has a semi-matte finish. The oil-free formula gives you feel good skin with medium-full coverage minus the cakey finish. With 16 hours of wear, you can have a worry free day or night with confident, beautiful skin.



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#5 Bourjois Fond de Teint Healthy Mix Extension Serum Foundation

Bourjois Fond de Teint foundation is light-weight as well as light coverage for day-to-day wear. For a sheer coverage foundation, it’s the best on the market to help even out skin tones as well as redness. Best foundation to throw on with a beauty blender when you’re on the go and want a natural look.


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#6 Neutrogena SkinClearning Liquid Makeup

Not only does this foundation give you a natural look and breathable feel, but it also helps treat and prevent breakouts as well as cut shine control. With 16 shades you can find your perfect shade. Fighting acne and looking flawless never felt so good.


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#7 Skinfood Mushroom Multi-Care BB Cream

This is a BB cream but has a medium coverage with aloe and mushroom extracts to not only moisturize your skin but give you UV protection as well. If you like a heavier coverage, this BB cream is super buildable and gives you a natural look after numerous applications.


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#8 Skin and Cosmetics

Divine Skin foundation is not only full coverage but ultra moisturizing as well. It is a light-weight liquid foundation that leaves a natural silky finish. Being full coverage, it covers dark circles and redness fairly well without the cakey look or feel. Not only is this beautiful foundation hypoallergenic but it is also paraben and oil free.


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