12 Of The Best Foundations For Under €15

Amazing foundation no longer has to break the bank.

Makeup artist applying liquid tonal foundation on the face

It’s often believed that to get flawless looking skin you’ll have to splash your cash on a high end foundation. However, here at STELLAR HQ we’re firm believers that a nice foundation doesn’t have to break the bank. Although we do love our MAC Studio Fix and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, thanks to the ever growing world of cosmetics we can get our hands on some fab products for a fraction of the high end prices.

We’ve rounded up some ‘drugstore’ foundations that, in our opinion, are just as good as their more pricey competitors. From matte to dewy finish and every coverage under the sun, here are the 12 foundations that will have you looking amazing for a pretty penny.

L.A. Girl PRO.Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Liquid Foundation

Beauty Bay €11.25
















This is a lightweight, full coverage foundation ideal for creating a flawless finish. With a decent shade range for drugstore (16 shades) you’re likely to find one that suits your skin tone.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Boots €13.99

















This product helps keep your skin beautifully radiant while giving you a clear complexion. It’s a medium, build-able coverage that isn’t heavy on the skin.

L’Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

Boots €14.99
















This foundation is now available in 28 shades and matches 98% of skintones, according to L’Oréal. The shade range is wide with a variation of cool and warm tones so you’ll definitely find one to match you ‘truly’. LOL.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation 

Beauty Bay €6.50
















This is a lightweight, natural coverage foundation. Available in 21 shades, Serum Foundation has SPF 15 and is suitable for all skin types.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Cult Beauty €6.50













This flawless, full-coverage liquid is crafted from colour pigments suspended in The Ordinary’s ‘spreadability system’ and has an undertone identifying shade range to ensure you find your perfect match.

Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation

Selected Penneys €6.95

















This matte, medium coverage foundation is lightweight and build-able for a fuller coverage.

Flormar Perfect Coverage Foundation

Foley’s Pharmacy €10.95














This foundation’s soft and rich texture keeps the same freshness for 12 hours, covers skin flaws, gives a smooth look, and helps the skin to look healthy. It also contains an SPF to protect your skin against harmful sun rays.

L’Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Liquid Foundation

Boots €11.99














A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours. This formula is waterproof and steamproof. Although we can’t say we’ve worn it for 24hrs we can say it does have great staying power!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Make Up Foundation

Boots €11.49















This foundation gives a smooth, light texture that effortlessly glides onto your skin, leaving you with a lightweight look that feels barely there, yet gives you a 100% poreless coverage and a flawless natural finish.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation

ASOS €9.66
















This foundation is suitable for normal to oily skin types. Its matte texture allows it to apply smoothly all over your face and it has a great long-lasting effect.

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation

McCabes Pharmacy €7.90
















The Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation provides full coverage without looking or feeling cakey, a perfect foundation for everyday wear.

Milani Conceal And Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation And Concealer

Beauty Bay €14.50
















This 2 in 1 formula applies seamlessly over the face offering a flawless, matte complexion. Reducing the need for a separate concealer, the  pigmented formula requires just one layer for a naturally perfected, water resistant coverage.


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