You don’t need to rob a bank to buy good makeup. Makeup brands from the drugstore have come a long way, and the quality of their products are no joke. Before you spend half of your paycheck on a bottle of foundation, check out this list of our favourite budget-friendly foundations suitable for all skin types and needs!
Formulated for normal to oily skin users, the Maybelline Fit Me! Liquid Foundation is a medium coverage foundation that dries to a matte finish. It’s non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores or break you out. It’s also infused with micro-powders for that smooth and poreless look all day long!
Does translucent powder cling onto your dry patches? With Kate Powderless Liquid, you won’t have to apply powder anymore! It’s a liquid foundation that dries down to a powder finish, saving you the extra step of powdering. It’s lightweight and not too drying, all while being matte. This is perfect for combination skin!
The heat and humidity got you and your makeup down? Worry no more, the Infallible Liquid Foundation is here to save you! The long-lasting formula promises 24-hour wear, plus, it’s sweat-proof, humid-proof and non-comedogenic. Just blend away, and you’re ready to start your day.
Foundation for mature skin and wrinkles
Price from RM75.28
Combine skincare serum and foundation, then you’ll get the Youthful Wear Boosting Spotless Foundation. It works to improve the appearance of age spots and provide flawless coverage. It also contains 35% silicone that will give your skin a smooth and perfected finish.
Best for large pores
Price from RM35.00
Craving for that airbrushed and flawless complexion? The Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation promises a poreless and smooth finish that lasts all day, and they do deliver! It’s lightweight yet high coverage, and the best part? It won’t clog your pores.
When this foundation first launched in the US, it took the whole beauty community by storm. It has finally hit Malaysia’s beauty market and we now understand what’s the hype all about! It’s high coverage, oil-controlling, long-lasting and dries to a demi-matte finish. With a wear time up to 24 hours, oily skin users, you just found your new holy grail.
Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and E, the Za True White Plus Liquid Foundation brightens your skin as it covers. It has low to medium coverage that’s enough to even out your skin tone. It also contains SPF 25 and PA++ for some sun protection. Watch your skin transform into a disco ball (in a good way) and glow!
Get that picture perfect filtered look with Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Makeup. It’s a foundation stick that’s fast and convenient. All you need is a few swipes, and you’re ready to start your day with a fresh face! It’s also small and easy to carry around for touch-ups, too.
Best cheap foundation powder
Price from RM17.90
For flawless skin in an instant, this powder foundation from Silky Girl is it! It’s easy to use, and beginner-friendly in terms of functionality and price. It’s formulated with fruit extracts and Thanaka powder to brighten and hydrate the skin despite being a matte powder. This powder foundation is affordable, straightforward and an essential piece for any makeup newbie!
The L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation uses Opti-Match technology to shade match Asian skin tones as accurate as possible. The ultra-fine pigments will slowly blend into your actual skin tone, making the foundation look seamless and smooth above your natural skin. It’s oil-free,fragrance-free and dermatologist tested, perfect for everyday wear!
Best matte foundation on a budget
Price from RM32.40
We all love a good matte foundation, especially if it’s affordable. The Essence Stay All Day Foundation is a semi-matte foundation that’s lightweight, long-lasting with medium coverage. The best part is it comes with a pump! Makeup addicts, rejoice!
Best for sensitive skin
Price from RM65.00
Sensitive skin users, don’t fret, your choices at the drugstore aren’t limited! The Physicians Formula Nude Touch of Glow Foundation is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, dermatologist approved, gluten-free and non-comedogenic. Sounds like a mouthful, but this dewy and illuminating foundation won’t irritate or clog your sensitive skin type.
Get a brightened and even skin tone in an instant with the L’Oreal Lucent Magique BB Cushion Lumiere! It is light coverage with a dewy finish to create natural and glowy skin. It has a water-based formula, which means it’s lightweight and hydrating. Perfect for ‘no makeup’ makeup days!
Looking for a foundation with coverage that’s high enough to even cover your sins? The Rimmel Liquid Foundation has high coverage, extreme longevity and it’s sweat, humidity and transfer proof. It’s infused with comfort serum, so your skin won’t feel parched after wearing this foundation for long hours. Go full glam in comfort!
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