Foundation Faves under $15

Beauty for less! I am a stickler for a good, flawless foundation. I have a hard time finding my perfect match given that I’m dark with warm undertones. Many foundations are either too ‘ashy’ for my skintone or to ‘red’ for my warm undertones. After years of trial and error, I’ve found a few foundations that wont’ break the bank but still provide a good flawless base.


Black Opal True Color – $10.95

I have normal to oily skin and this foundation is great with controlling my oil problem while also minimizing the larger pores around my nose area.

NYX Stay Matte Not Flat – $7.50

Matte just isn’t for lipstick anymore. This matte foundation from NYX Cosmetics is best for sunny days when you want to have coverage but don’t want to worry about blotting your oil zones (aka T zones) every hour. I have it shown with a brush but the best way to apply this foundation with a beauty blender.

NYX Tinted Moisturizer – $10.00

If you’re like me, you have a Monday – Friday job where you at least have to look presentable to your co-workers. However, I don’t want to bombard my face with heavy makeup every day. Not good for my skin tone and to be honest, I wake up to late to try to apply a full face of makeup. This is my go to ‘foundation’ look. I still apply with a beauty blender or brush but it gives a very ‘no makeup’ makeup look. It’s oil free which is a must have for me with any makeup.

L’Oreal Infallible – $12.99

Another one of those matte foundations (in case you haven’t figured out my fave foundations….they are matte foundations!). This foundation is a little lighter (coverage wise) than the NYX Matte foundation but it is oil-free and provides a flawless base.


What are some of your budget foundations?

~Cocoa Curls

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