These Drugstore Foundations are Just as Good as Luxury Brands


Let’s be real: most of the time when watching celebrity make-up tutorials, stars are using products that are way out of our budget. Like, yes, we would love to spend $75 on a foundation, but also, rent. Thankfully, these drug-store products work just as well and are make-up artist recommended. 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup

There is a solid reason that this foundation from Maybelline has thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon—it’s really good! The Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation is lightweight, non-greasy, leaves a matte finish, and actually has a blurring effect. If you can’t afford Estée Lauder’s Double Wear foundation, this is a brilliant dupe. 

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Satin Foundation

When e.l.f. Cosmetics promises satin, they aren’t lying. This formula glides onto the skin and can be used as medium to full coverage. Move quickly when applying as it can dry fast.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

People rave about Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation, but at around $45, it’s out of most people’s price range. So get your hands on the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup instead. This foundation glides on just as well as the high-end brand, leaving a radiant finish that doesn’t transfer easily.

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Having never been mistaken for Katy Perry, Sasha still lives in hope that Orlando Bloom will one day realise the crush she had on him as a teenager. Until then, she works as a radio presenter in South Africa (despite hating the sound of her own voice).