16 Foundations Under $20 That People Actually Swear By
From sticks to matte to powder foundations — these are totally worth it!
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1. Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation SPF 15 for effortless coverage and a polished blend that'll look like you're not wearing any makeup.
2. L'Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation provides lightweight but creamy with medium coverage for an airbrushed complexion.
4. Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation leaves a silky, shine-free finish with buildable coverage.
5. Revlon ColorStay Foundation — it's perfect for combination and oily skin to provide a pore-less, long-lasting finish.
6. Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Protection Foundation has buildable coverage to conceal blemishes for a smooth, natural finish.
7. CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Foundation restores the appearance of your skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles while providing radiant coverage.
8. E.L.F Cosmetics Acne Fighting Foundation disguises redness and blemishes with a formula that'll also help prevent and treat acne.
9. NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for a customizable soft and sheer full coverage with a stunning finish!
10. Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation Concealer multitasks to combat under-eye circles and other skin imperfections with a water-resistant formula for all-day wear.
11. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 easily blends for flawless coverage while helping you protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays.
12. L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation goes on smoothly and matches your skin tone for a natural and effortless finish.
13. Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation seamlessly camouflages hyper-pigmentation and skin impurities for up to 24 hours of wear.
14. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation — it's created with micro-powders to leave your skin with a natural lightweight finish that'll never cake or flake.
15. Wet n Wild MegaCushion is infused with a coconut derivative for luminous and and sun protective coverage (it also has a no-mess compact that'll make applying liquid foundation a breeze).
16. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation enhances skin clarity and tone while reducing redness with a breathable formula.
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