How to find foundation on a budget

When shopping for makeup, it can be difficult to find products that aren’t only affordable but are also good quality. This is especially true for foundations, which can cost you hundreds of Rands if you opt for the high-end brands. But a good foundation doesn’t need to cost you, you just need to know where to look. So if you’re a bit lost, here is a guide to shopping for a foundation on a budget.

What makes a good foundation?

When shopping for a foundation on a budget one of the first things that you need to ask is, what makes a good foundation? A good foundation creates an even skin tone and covers any flaws. So it needs to blend well, have good coverage, smooth finish, and last throughout the day. Most bad quality foundations will be thick and cakey, meaning that they will seep into your pores and create fine lines on your face.

Steer clear of brand stores

Once you know what you’re looking for you can begin your quest to find an affordable foundation. When you’re out shopping one of the things that you need to do is to stay away from brand makeup stores. If your first stop is going to a store like MAC, then you’re not going to find a reasonably priced foundation. Instead, go to stores such as Dischem, Clicks or even Pick n Pay. These stores will have a range of brands and products that you can compare according to quality and price.

Be patient when shopping

On your excursion, it may seem like it’s taking forever for you to find what you are looking for. Keep in mind that it is possible to find a good quality foundation at an affordable price. You’ll be surprised at how some of the cheaper brands will offer quality products without the hefty price tag. Or maybe the one brand won’t be great as a whole, but they’ll have a good foundation. The trick is to go through a process of trial and error. Try different stores and test different foundations and eventually you’ll find one that is just right.

Affordable brands

While trying and testing different foundations you’ll probably be surprised at the number of affordable makeup brands that are available in South African stores. If you don’t know where you start, then look out for brands such as L.A. Girl, Max Factor, Catrice, and Maybelline. Their foundations will generally cost you less than R200. So be sure to keep an eye out for these when doing your shopping.

As we’ve said before, finding an affordable foundation will take you some time. But if you are willing to put in the time and effort of trying out different brands, you’ll be sure to find a foundation that is right for you.

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