If you've listened to our podcast, you'd know by now that I'm a self-proclaimed bougie b*tch. I love my expensive skincare and my $110 crystal water bottle, but I'm also a sucker for a bargain foundation.
Affordable brands are improving their formulas day by day, so the image of me orange-faced with cakey foundation on at my Year 10 formal is no longer necessarily synonymous with a $20 foundation (although if that Dream Matte Mousse still exists, I'm triggered).
In fact, when I discovered the Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation, it quickly became a staple in my foundation rotation (I made that concept up). It closely mimics the finish of my favourite luxe foundation, and the light to medium coverage is exactly what I look for in a foundation.
But how do you pick a winner on a budget? I've picked out my top recommendations below.