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The Best Performing Cheap Foundations

Being on a budget shouldn't mean sacrificing your skin to poorly manufactured foundations just for the sake of saving a few bucks. There are quality foundations out there that won't completely break the bank. Here are our favorite cheap foundations.

  • Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation ($7.99)

    This powder can cover everything you don’t want others to notice, including blemishes, redness, or discoloration, even scars. The foundation is light weight, diminishes shine, and is best for short time wear. The compact contains a significant amount of powder foundation and should last for a long time. This product can be purchased at most drugstores.

  • Avon Perfect Wear Extralasting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 ($8.99)

    The foundation is light weight, moisturizes your skin, adds a layer of protection from UV rays, and feels more like a lotion than a layer of heavy make-up. It is extremely easy to blend and ideal for those who have a hard time finding the right shade of color. This product can be purchased from Avon or Amazon.

  • COVERGIRL Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Liquid Makeup ($10.13)

    This foundation helps soften age spots, freckles, and fine lines. It provides medium to full coverage and is easy to apply smoothly around the face. The foundation will begin to reveal shine after a while, so you should use a light powder with it as well. You can purchase it at drugstores like Wal-Mart or Walgreens.

  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer ($11.89)

    This foundation is good at covering imperfections, but is more of a moisturizer that adds a sheer glow than a foundation. It’s a great option for when you need something easy to apply in a quick pinch. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer can be purchased from major drugstores.

  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup with Softflex ($12.99)

    This foundation will keep your skin looking flawless for up to 12 hours. Specifically formulated to control oil absorption and shine, it’s guaranteed not to fade or rub off throughout the day. You can find it available at Wal-Mart or Target.

  • Revlon Age Defying Makeup with Botafirm ($13.99)

    This foundation can make your complexion look silky smooth for hours. The creamy texture is perfect for dry skin and adds moisture with every use. However, it might not be the best choice for those with oily skin. This product can be purchased online or at Target.

Last Updated: February 11, 2016