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Foundation is one beauty product that should not be missing in any lady’s makeup kit. It is needed and essential as one of its core uses is its effectiveness as a sunscreen.
With foundation, the same care that goes into choosing all other important skincare products should be used to decide the best foundation that suits skintype.
Anyone with oily skin ought to look out for water based (against oil based) , lightweight, matte foundation that will keep the skin dry/block out oil through the day. It’s important to also get poreless/pore perfecting foundation for anyone with large pores (usually oily skin have this) and so on.
We have made a list of budget-friendly foundations that are great on dark skin and works perfectly for the Nigerian weather.
Take a look at these 6 tried and tested ones that won’t break the bank and is pocket friendly.
1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation is great for flawless coverage, matte so keeps the skin dry through the day while hydrating it so the skin doesn’t dry out.
The foundation gives off a natural, nongreasy look. This works perfectly if you have large pores or oily skin.
At less than N5,000 it’s a cool find.
2. Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Revlon ColorStay is a favorite. A cult makeup that’s long-lasting and has sun protection. The lightweight formula it features to stay on for up to 24 hours! Waterproof so keeps your makeup on for the better part of the day.
It’s great for oily and combination skin as it glides on smoothly and matte. It a great foundation set at an N3,800 retail price.
3. Milani (Conceal + Perfect) 2-in-1- Foundation + Concealer
Milani (Conceal + Perfect) 2-in-1- Foundation + Concealer is a two in one product as it features a concealer and foundation (one price for two products!) It’s a water resistant/water proof foundation that glides flawless on the skin for a natural finish (note that you should let product sit and dry off for a few seconds before applying other products for best results).
4. Black Opal Pore Perfecting Foundation
Black Opal Pore Perfecting Foundation is an oil free, lightweight foundation that blends naturally on the skin.
The foundation finishes off matte and helps minimizes the appearance of large pores, it’s oil-controlling and gives the skin a natural shine. It’s suitable for all skin types, very lightweight and paraben-free.
The foundation gives the skin a natural high definition finish, very lightweight, paraben-free, oil-free, minimizes the appearance of pores, and perfect for all skin types.
5. Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation
Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation is about the most trusted foundation around, it’s being around for a while (buy Mary Kay Foundation from trusted retailers/resellers only) and works wonders. It’s natural and long-lasting and gives off a flawless coverage.
At less than N5,000 the foundation is a great one to buy!
6. Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation
If you’re looking for a medium-coverage foundation with a natural finish, this foundation is for you. Black Up, a makeup company for women who have darker skin tones, offers this matte foundation that will keep your skin looking fresh all day.