5 Bargain Foundations That Deserve A Place In Your Makeup Bag

They're worth every penny.


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There’s few things in life that we love more than beauty products, sure don’t we have a whole podcast dedicated to it? On that note, check out what’s in our latest episode with Andrew Fizsimons here. But when we find a product that does exactly what it says on the tin, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, it’s just dreamy. Here are our five fave foundations that won’t break the bank.

L’Oreal Paris True Match

This foundation has been around for quite a while, but it’s made its way on to this list because it’s stood the test of time. Plus, it’s now available in an amazing 48 shades. With a buildable coverage, this foundation sits lovely on the skin and lasts brilliantly. Although if you’re an oily skinned gal, it’s best not to forget your powder. You can pick up this foundation in most pharmacies, and it’s usually around the €15 mark. Ideal.


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The Ordinary Serum Foundation

If you’re looking for that fresh faced look, this is the foundation for you. It has a gorgeous natural finish, so there’s no fear of your foundation caking, never a good look. It’s all about enhancing your skin. The shade range can be a bit tricky if you’re looking online, so try pop into Arnotts to get a good look at the shades. This serum foundation usually retails around €7, so it’s definitely worth a try.


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Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid

Maybelline know what they’re doing when it comes to budget friendly makeup, and this foundation is no different. It’s a lightweight formula with medium coverage, and leaves you with gorgeous glowy skin. And, it’s keeps your skin hydrated for 12 hours, dreamy! For less than €12, it’s perfect.


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Catrice HD Liquid Coverage

If you’re looking for long wear, full coverage with a mattifying effect, this is the foundation for you. The best part? It ticks all the boxes without looking or feeling too heavy on your skin. Need we say any more? Pick up yours in Penneys stores, or your usual Catrice stockist.


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PS Double Coverage Matte Foundation

We love this bargain foundation so much, it got a review all on its own. This matte, full coverage foundation is perfect for lasting all day. Exactly what we want. Check out our full review for all the details.


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