7 Foundations Under £15 From Boots That Pack Plenty Of Punch

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Finding your perfect foundation can be a chore. Trust me, I get it. A seemingly endless game of trial-and-error ensues the minute you decide you need a new base, and it seems we’re all in never-ending pursuit of "the one." You know, the one that makes you look like you’ve had 8+ hours sleep, drink 2 litres of water a day and have perfect skin. Yeah, that one. Well, here are 8 foundations under £15 from Boots that might work for you.

Being in the beauty industry means I have tried an endless amount of products, and foundations are undoubtedly what I get most excited about. I’ve tried some great ones, some pretty terrible ones, and everything in-between. But what I’m asked about the most when it comes to foundation is whether I can recommend a solid budget foundation formula that won’t break the bank.

The answer is always yes. While I love a spenny base from the likes of Tom Ford or Chanel, money does not always permit. There are some amazing cheaper alternatives in the market, all of which you can pick up at your local Boots store. I’ve listed some of my favourites below, but always tell people asking for recommendations to consider three things when shopping for a foundation, regardless of price: their skin type (this will effect the type of finish they shop for), the type of finish they prefer (matte, glowy, natural?) and how much coverage they want, from low to very high. Answer these three questions and read the below guide to find your perfect budget foundation.

1Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Liquid

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Liquid Foundation


At a bargain-ous £6.99, you can’t go wrong with Maybelline’s travel-friendly tube of blurring foundation. It comes in a bunch of shades, designed to fit a broad spectrum of undertones. I’d recommend this for combination or oily skin types as it’s on the matte side finish-wise.

2Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter

Revlon PhotoReady Foundation Insta-Filter


Revlon’s latest foundation offering comes with an easy-to-use sponge applicator, and is basically like an Instagram filter for your face. It naturally blurs imperfections for the smoothest finish possible and provides a medium coverage, perfect for all-day wear.

3Rimmel Wake Me Up

Rimmel Wake Me Up Make Up Foundation

Like the Bourjois pick in this round-up, Rimmel’s glow-giving formula wakes up tired complexions like a total dream. This is perhaps my favourite of the bunch and is a long-standing favourite. It contains energizing vitamin C and peptides to enhance skin’s elasticity. My only gripe with this foundation? The lack of shade range.

4Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation

Max Factor

A classic and an icon for a reason. The "3 in 1" element refers to its ability to act as a primer, concealer, and foundation in one. It’ll last on skin all day and features an SPF 20, as well as a high-coverage, matte finish. Is there anything this foundation can’t do?!

5Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation Mini


Benefit’s new foundation isn’t exactly super budget-friendly, but lucky for all us of, Boots sells a mini version for under a tenner. Perfect for holidays and to try-before-you-buy, this little bottle is as effective as it is cute. It boasts a natural-matte finish making it ideal for oilier skin types, and has a buildable light-medium coverage. Sold.

6EX1 Invisiwear Liquid

EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation


This little-known foundation is the underdog of this round up. It comes in a good range of shades and the finish is natural and dewy. It’s really easy to blend and build up the level of desired coverage. Genius.

7L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Longwear Foundation

L'Oreal Paris

The full-coverage find of the round-up, this’ll see you through a big night out and beyond. It’s pigmented enough to cover tattoos, so use sparingly. I like to mix this with a little moisturiser to lighten it up a little in consistency.

And there you have it. These seven of the best under £15 are perfect for when you're next on a budget, or simply want to experiment with something new. Enjoy.