5 Foundation Makeup Types to Try Under £10

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Hey makeup lovers!  If you are looking to try out new foundation makeup on a budget, you are reading the right post! There are loads of affordable options available and it can feel overwhelming if you are not sure of which brand or foundation type to go for. Here are 5 foundation makeup types to check out for under £10:

Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid Hydrating Foundation

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This Maybelline Foundation provides light to medium coverage. It comes in various shades, so there should be a shade for every skin tone. Plus, it contains Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen, and it provides hydration for up to 12 hours. I think this is a great option for anyone on the hunt for a new foundation. You can shop this makeup product via the Amazon link below.

NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation

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I am a huge fan of the NYX brand and I have used a few products from the brand in the past. This NYX foundation provides full coverage and it is waterproof and very long-lasting, This foundation has a matte finish and it is a Vegan formula. I think it is am amazing option if you are in a need of a new foundation to try. You can grab a bottle via the link below.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

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This Rimmel Full Coverage Foundation is very light weight with amazing texture. It has SPF 20 and it is so long-lasting, it can stay on all day. I think this is an excellent option to try. This foundation by Rimmel comes in various shades, so there should be a shade for every woman.

Avon Power Stay 24-Hour Foundation Creamy Natural, Lasting Comfortable Coverage

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For the Avon lovers, this Avon True Power Stay 24 Hour Foundation is really good. I love the fact that there are 33 shades available and the fact that it can stay on all day. When it comes to foundation makeup, the more long-lasting, the better, and this Avon foundation is a great option.

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin
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This foundation by Revlon provides medium to full coverage with matte finish. It also has SPF 5 and it is great for combination/oily skin. Like all the other foundations on this list, this  Revlon foundation is affordable and great for those looking to try a new foundation on a budget.

What do you think of these affordable foundation makeup? Which is your favourite?

3 Foundation Makeup Rules

I have been vlogging a lot about foundation makeup on our YouTube channel, and this has led to me writing this post. It is very important to get your foundation makeup right. When your foundation is applied properly, every thing else will slide on effortlessly. Your foundation is the base coat and it is designed to even out skin tone. I have mentioned in many of my beauty videos, that I hardly ever use just 1 foundation. I prefer blending in at least 2 different shades and brands of foundation, to get the right shade for my skin tone.

Here are 3 Foundation Makeup Rules you may find useful –


Get the right shade of foundation

I struggle with finding the right foundation shade, it is either too dark or too light, hardly ever perfect. Which is why I have taken to blending different shades together. If you wear the wrong shade of foundation, it will appear like a mask on your face, and it will crack, which is not a good look.


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The lighter the coverage the better

A good foundation would disguise everything from uneven skin tone and fine lines, to a tired skin and spots. I like my foundation to be as light and natural as possible. I find they easier to apply and to have on. Believe it or not, I hardly wear makeup these days, so I don’t have foundation on my face on most days. But when I do, the look I like going for is natural; I like to look like I don’t have any foundation on.


Apply your foundation makeup quickly

The trick with applying foundations is to apply it quickly within seconds before it dries out. You usually have only a couple of seconds to apply your foundation before it evaporates so time is crucial. I apply moisturiser/primer before putting on my foundation. That way I have a good base to work with. I am testing out a new makeup rule that says the concealer should go on after the primer and before the foundation. I will be shooting a video trying that makeup rule out so do subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video.



What do you think of these 3 Foundation Makeup Rules?

How to get your foundation shade right

Yes, there will be times when you will need a little help when you want you skin to look its best. Foundation is the secret weapon to get you the perfect look especially when your skin needs it the most. But finding the right shade of foundation can be a challenge.


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I have mistakenly bought the wrong shade of foundation a few times. I choose a darker shade or a shade several tones lighter than my real colour, leaving my makeup looking a HOT MESS! Which was so embarrassingly.

The right shade gives that natural look and helps the makeup stay on, looking beautiful all day. Here are some handy tips to help you get the right shade of foundation.


Swatch 3 shades of foundation on your face

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Where you’re allowed to test the foundation apply 3 shades on foundation starting from your cheek to your jaw line. The idea is to see how well the different shades blends with your natural skin colour. The one closest to your skin colour is your match.

When you are applying the 3 shades of foundation, take care not to blend them into your skin. You need to see how well the foundation suits your skin colour.


Test the foundation in natural light

What most people do when choosing their foundation is to make choices based on the lighting in the store. But the truth is that you will not be indoors all the time and so making your choice of foundation based on indoor lighting is the wrong way to go.

If you’re in a store and you’re testing foundation, get close to a window to know exactly how well the foundation works on your skin.


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Place the bottle next to your face

Now, it’s not in all cases when you’ll be allowed to apply the foundation directly on your face before buying it. Many shops will not allow you to open the foundation bottle and apply the product directly on your skin. Foundation is usually kept in clear see-through containers. This makes it easy for you to know the exact shade of the foundation.

Where you’re unable to apply the foundation directly on your skin, bring the bottle of foundation close to your face in natural light. This will give you an idea of whether the foundation is a good fit for you.


Make use of foundation shade finder apps

Thank goodness for technology! Major cosmetic companies have developed their own nifty apps that will help you know the exact shade of foundation that matches your skin. All you have to do is download the app, take a picture of yourself under natural light and you automatically get the shade that works for you. Cosmetic companies like IMAN have a similar app to this.

Maybelline’s foundation shade finder is on their website and all you need to do is answer a couple of questions and they immediately produce the results that are a perfect match to your skin.


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How did you find the right foundation shade? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.

Thank you.


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