There are a lot of things in this world that get me really excited (what can I say? I’m a simple gal), but nothing gives me a natural high more than 1) a really good cheese platter, and 2) make-up that’s as brilliant as it is kind to my savings account.
Now while some of you may not agree with me on the whole cheese platter front (which is just ridiculous), I have a sneaking suspicion that you can whole-heartedly agree on the whole beauty bargain thing.
Which is why I present you with some of the best budget foundations around – none of which will cost you more than a red-hot 20.
Whether you use this pigment and blemish concealing stick as a foundation, concealer or both, you’re going to be stoked with the results. Plus, the handy packaging makes it easy to take with you anywhere you go.
Not only does this moisturising foundation leave your skin looking flawless and shine-free, but it’s also only $4.99. Which means that you can now buy that expensive punnet of blueberries you’ve been eyeing.
Not only will this oil-free formula not block your pores, but it’ll leave your skin with a gloriously smooth and matte finish, too. Want more? That flawless finish will last for up to 12 hours.
For $11.95, you can guarantee yourself an even skin tone, a natural matte finish, and sun protection. Plus, this nourishing foundation will ensure that pretty little face of yours is covered all day long.
This is your go-to foundation if you’re looking for medium-to-full coverage that’s water resistant. Added bonus: vitamin E in the formula works to moisturise and soften your skin.
Thankfully you’re not paying per letter of this foundation’s name! This budget-friendly bad boy features an oil-free, water-based formula that’ll gives you lightweight, full coverage that’ll last from sunrise to sunset.
Hate it when your foundation ends up everywhere but your face? Transfer-resistant technology in this long-lasting foundation means that it won’t rub or fade. Hooray to your white shirts staying white!
If you prefer a foundation that provides sheer coverage while giving your skin a beautiful natural glow, then this is bound to be your new staple. You’ll also love how easily the formula glides onto your skin.
What’s better than getting an affordable beauty product that works? Getting three affordable beauty products for the price of one, that’s what. Although this looks like a simple foundation, it works as a primer and concealer, too. Win!
If you prefer a powder foundation, then this talc-, bismuth-, fragrance-, paraben-, and oil-free base is perfect for you. It’ll leave your skin looking gorgeously radiant while helping to reduce the visible signs of ageing.
What’s your favourite foundation under $20? What’s the best foundation bargain you’ve come across?