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The Best Foundations for Under $25

Originally published on November 5, 2013. 

Get flawless-looking skin with these face makeup gems from the drugstore all for under $25. There’s a foundation for everyone depending on your desired makeup look, whether it be lightweight, medium or full coverage. Don’t let the affordable prices fool you either, these foundations are bomb. Unsure on which type of foundation suits you best? Follow the 3 steps in Beauty Counter: How to Pick the Right Foundation.

FoundationsTSS1. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup, $18.99 CAD, London Drugs – I’m quite in love with this foundation at the moment. The mousse-like texture of the foundation allows it to apply like silk on your skin. When you first open its beautiful, little jar you may be concerned with its texture being heavy, however once it is applied it is very flexible and not at all cakey. It creates flawless skin with build-able to full coverage and a soft, matte finish, making it a great option for creating stunning fall and winter beauty trend looks. Bonus, it’s long-wearing.

2. L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup Foundation, $8.97 CAD, Walmart – Having a difficult time finding your colour match at the drugstore? In that case I highly recommend trying L’Oreal’s True Match line. This line is unique compared to other drugstore brands in that it is divided into three undertone categories making it easier for you to find your individual shade; warm, neutral and cool. It works for all skin types, easily blends, has SPF 17, provides medium, build-able coverage and is oil and fragrance free.

3. Maybelline Super Stay Makeup 24HR Foundation, $13.99 CAD, London Drugs – This foundation can survive an eight-hour day at work with no touchups and still look fantastic. Due to its mico-flex formula it wears and stays comfortably on the skin without settling into pores and lines even if you have oily skin. It is created to withstand heat, sweat, humidity and won’t dry out in the season’s chilly weather. Works great with all skin types and is oil and fragrance free. Super stay is a lighter coverage in comparison with Revon’s Colorstay.

4. Almay Wake-Up Liquid Makeup, $16.99 CAD, London Drugs – The go-to drugstore brand for anyone with sensitive skin, Almay has created a wonderful formula containing caffeine as well as the hydrating benefits of water to give you a well-rested, wide-awake, radiant look. This will give you a silky, smooth finish and is the most lightweight coverage of the listed foundations.

Which drugstore brand foundation do you love?

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