7 Foundations Under £15 From Boots That Pack Plenty Of Punch
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.
1. Maybelline 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.
2. Revlon 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.
3. Rimmel 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.
4. Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1
Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation
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?!
5. Benefit 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.
6. EX1 Invisiwear Liquid
7. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Longwear Foundation
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.