We use it every day and rely on them for making us look picture-perfect at all times but how much thought do we really put into choosing our foundation? There are so many products to choose from today that sometimes you might forget about what you need from foundation and get carried away by promotions, new ingredients or shiny packages.
What to Look for in a Foundation?
First of all, you must keep in mind that this is a product that will stay on your face for a lot of hours, day after day, so, while choosing an affordable product is important, you must find the perfect quality-price report, in order to avoid further skin conditions that might end-up costing you more than you would have imagined.
Think about what you need from a foundation in terms of coverage, skin type, age and shade and narrow the search to a few products that fit your needs and test them. As tempting as it might be, don’t ever buy a new foundation without testing it first.
Are Cheap Foundations Good for Me?
Not all cheap products are bad, for example, there are a lot of natural cosmetics that are quite affordable and do a far better job than pricey’ designers’ products but again, only testing can help you decide which ones are good for you.
When it comes to foundations, there are plenty of drugstore brands that offer a great quality-price report, and come in many options, for various types of skin and ages.
I made a list with five of the best foundations that are both affordable and of good quality, based on my previous experiences with make-up products and online comments and reviews. Keep reading to find out more about the foundations.
Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation is a great product and offers great quality for its price.
A compact foundation that offers a fresh and lasting finish, Maybelline costs around 18 dollars and can be found on Amazon. The foundation is formulated with talk powder so it feels comfortable on the skin. Also, it is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and fragrance-free.
What other women thought of this foundation:
“I love this product! This foundation applies easy and never feels or looks heavy. It is has a very natural look.”
“This is the best foundation/powder application I have ever used; I have tried so many different varieties but none compare to this one.”
Based on all the comments and reviews I read, this powder works perfectly for combination to oily skin, it offers a smooth finish and prevents the skin from secreting more sebum throughout the day.
Revlon New Complexion One Step Makeup is one of the many great products from Revlon available at an affordable price.
Priced at about 9 dollars when on sale, the One Step Makeup from Revlon has a creamy formula, offering you the best of both worlds: the perfect liquid coverage and the smooth finish of powder.
The foundation has SPF15 and does not contain any animal, vegetable or mineral oil so it also work for combination to oily skin. Best of all, it is available in no less than 16 shades!
What other women thought about the Revlon One Step Makeup:
“I love the color and the texture and it doesn’t have any odor or extra film. I don’t feel like I’m wearing makeup!”
“I love love love this Revlon makeup. It’s so very smooth and in my opinion it looks like professional makeup. I trust Revlon and the price is something I can afford.”
The only negative comments are related to the shades not matching very well with skin tones but you probably don’t have to worry about that if you test it in a proper lighting first.
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation, other great product from Maybelline with a good quality-price report.
Maybelline is known for their affordable and good quality products so it should come as no surprise that the New York Instant Age Rewind has made the list of best cheap foundations.
The foundation has a SPF18, it comes in a bottle and promises great results as an anti-aging agent.
What other women thought of this foundation:
“I love this makeup so much that I ordered three bottles. It really tightens the skin on my face and around my eyes. It does not rub off on my clothes easily and is practically waterproof. I can cry, sweat and get caught in the rain in it and it still looks good!”
“This foundation is super awesome! It has nice coverage while not being too thick or cake looking…It also can last me almost 6 months depending on the season and how often I am using foundation!”
Aside from costing around 8 dollars, the Maybelline foundation lasts longer than other similar products so you really do get more than you paid for.
Avon Perfect Wear Extralasting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 comes at a good price for a long-lasting foundation.
Avon products are known for their affordable price but not all of them are very good. When it comes to foundations, it looks like Avon has managed to create a product that is both on the cheap side and offers great quality. Still, the Perfect Wear foundation costs about 30 dollars, but it a humidity-proof and sweat-proof product, and those aren’t as cheap as regular foundations. Luckily, Avon has a lot of offers and sales all the time so you could probably get it at a much lower price.
What other women thought about the Avon foundation:
“This is a very long wearing foundation, as it promises to be. It looks very natural on me. I have fair/light skin and look for a neutral to slightly yellow foundation, and nude works perfectly. I get really hot at work and my forehead perspires, and it stays perfectly.”
“I love this foundation. Perfect coverage and it wears forever. Even in the heat of summer.”
The foundation also has sun protection factor and comes in no less than 17 shades, which is perfect for a liquid foundation, as they tend to not match the skin tone when they only come in 3 or 4 shades. The pump bottle is easy to use, except for the fact that you will leave a little bit of foundation in the bottle at the end.