The undisputed staple for everyone’s makeup collection is the base. Without a good foundation, well, you’re low-key doomed. In a world full of beauty bloggers & Youtube fanatics showing off some seriously pricey foundations, it’s easy to forget the old faithfuls that we grew up with. Where would have we all been without a bottle of our mother’s Maybelline foundation when year 9 school photos rolled around?
Besides the sentimental connection you may have with some of your very first beauty buys, the formula and quality of a lot of drug store brands are actually amazing (plus they’re totally affordable). Instead of splurging on a Marc Jacobs foundation for everyday wear, why not go back to your makeup routes with brands that truly have stood the test of time.
Here are 4 affordable, high quality & flawless foundations you should invest in:
Even after Nars Sheer Glow stole my heart, L’oreal True Match has always been my go to for an everyday base. The medium coverage, liquid foundation comes in 33 warm, cool and neutral shades — making it the perfect foundation for every skin tone! This is perfect for people who fluctuate in skin tones as the formula is easy to mix and the affordable price makes it easy to justify buying 2 or 3 in different shades!
The Fit Me range helped me through my high school years, and has totally earned its place as a best seller at Priceline. The new & improved Matte and Poreless formula is constantly selling out, and with flawless skin for under $12– we totally understand why! This foundation is for girls with skin on the oilier side, and with its super light weight formula, you’re at no risk of that dreaded cake face.
For those looking for a full coverage base, Maybelline Superstay is the foundation for you. Its luminous, buildable and long-wearing and is Priceline’s #1 foundation. Its fuller coverage formula airbrushes your skin to leave you looking FLAWLESS.
Bourjois is known for being super rejuvenating and for their fresh-faced results. Their Healthy Mix Foundation is no exception, and takes the cake for hydrating foundations. The formula is laced with vitamin C which is your skin’s best friend– boosting radiance antioxidants. If you’re feeling a little dull, look no further!
Whether you want to relive your teenage years, or are looking for an affordable makeup brand, these brands are must-haves for your beauty collection!