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Beauty Editor’s Pick: Three Amazing Foundations Under €20

The age-old question, where to find a foundation that both looks and feels fabulous – but won’t break the bank?

One thing I always wonder is, why is it so hard to find a foundation that ticks all the boxes?  All we want is a fabulous finish, that will last from AM to PM and not cost a small fortune.  Surely, that’s not too much to ask for, right!?  Well, I’ve picked three of my all-time favourite budget-buy foundations that tick all the boxes.  The best bit – they’re all under €20!  Check out my three favourite budget-buy foundations right here.


Your True Match

I’ve been using this foundation for what feels like forever. L’Oréal True Match foundation has been a favourite budget buy since, well, since it was launched!  A lot of people seem to agree with me, as it’s one of the highest rated foundations on our site!  An ideal everyday foundation as it’s super lightweight and lasting.  It gives a gorgeous natural finish as it’s almost invisible to the naked eye with a unique silky touch.  A long-time favourite for great reasons!

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L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation €12.99 77EF9 Image from @lorealmakeup

Be in Control

One of the foundations that’s most raved about on our site is the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation.  And it’s no wonder as to why!  With over a whopping 400 five-star reviews, this pick is definitely worth the buy!  This velvet matte finish option has the buildable coverage you’ve been looking for.  Because it’s super buildable, you have all the control over what kind of finish you want.  Start off with a light, natural finish and build up to exactly the coverage that you want.  Ideal from day to night!

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NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation €17.99 LQH4X Image from @nyxcosmetics


Shaping Stick

Another L’Oréal pick, but I’m loving this budget-friendly foundation!  The L’Oréal Infallible Shaping Stick foundation has gone down a treat with beauty gurus all around Ireland.  Gone are the days where a stick foundation resulted in a look that really, we just didn’t love!  Say hello to the latest innovation in stick foundation!  This versatile foundation stick can be used as a foundation itself, or for concealing and contouring.  It glides on seamlessly and blends like a dream while lasting all day!  Yes, please!

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation €12.99 MMCNU Image from @lorealmakeup


If you’re a fan of budget-friendly makeup (aren’t we all?) you’ll just love our Build Your Beauty Bag for Less Than €100 post!

Amie Edmonds

Amie is a beauty fanatic, tan addict, clothes wearer, candle lighter and a tea & coffee drinker who strongly believes in the ‘treat yourself’ motto. Hobbies include endless Instagram scrolling, adding way too many items to her online basket and laughing at dog memes.

    1. Hi Maire :)
      The NYX foundation is a great one for staying on all day, as you can build it up to the coverage you like, and top it up accordingly. Also, a primer that’s suitable for your skin type and setting your foundation with powder helps a lot when it comes to staying power! :)

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