As part of my little makeup dupe series, here are some incredible and exact foundation dupes for 2021 going in to 2022! There is nothing a good foundation can’t do these days!
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10 Best Foundation Dupes
1. Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Foundation Vs Maybelline Superstay Foundation
The Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation is known for its full coverage formula and its beautiful finish, known to look gorgeous on the skin and photograph beautifully! Believe it or not, Maybelline super stay foundation is virtually identical formula wise to this coveted cult foundation, the perfect dupe of Huda Faux Filter foundation.
They both give the same long lasting and poreless finish and it is perfect as a going out foundation. It is a heavy coverage formula and a little goes a long way, but are maybe both a little too heavy as a foundation for oily skin types. Aside from that, both are instant confidence in a bottle, with an amazing high coverage formula that makes your skin look flawless, even right up close! It is so, so difficult to tell one apart from the other!
2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Vs LO’real Infallible Foundation
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is such a raved about cult beauty product, one of the best ever foundations ever created and it is so popular for a reason! Its demi silky matte finish makes it the perfect foundation for oily skin types, especially if you want to cover some uneven pigmentation or redness at the same time. It controls oil and shine, but isn’t entirely matte, giving your face a three dimensional, satin-like feel and glow.
It’s medium to full coverage and looks just like your own skin, a totally natural and gorgeous finish. It is the perfect foundation for hot weather and braving heat and humidity as it stays put and totally perfect all day. It really is as good as its five star reviews, a must try product that really is actually worth its price tag!
But before you buy, why not try its drugstore counterpart, the Lo’real Infallible Foundation! It is a perfect drugstore Estee Lauder double wear foundation dupe and is everything its high-end counterpart offers, with perhaps a more travel-friendly packaging and a little higher coverage. It offers amazing staying power and is absolutely perfect for oily and combination skin types, although might not last quite as long as Double Wear in terms of its miracle staying power. It gives absolutely gorgeous coverage, so seamless, just like its high end counterpart.
The only thing that is missing is that the shades aren’t quite as specific, it would be amazing if each had more a tone to them, like cool or neutral, rather than just light, medium or dark shades.
3. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Vs LO’real True Match Lumi Foundation
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One of the most iconic foundations, used by beauty gurus and Kim Kardashian alike, the foundation is the worth the hype as a ‘foundation for people who don’t like wearing foundation’! It provides a super luminous, weightless and your-skin-but-better, true medium coverage that stays in place until you wash your face. It’s reknowned as one of the best foundations for sensitive skin and rosacea, one of the best foundations for eczema, as it is so kind and gentle to skin and comfortable to wear, it feels like you are going barefaced but with all the coverage you needed.
The closest Giorgio Armani luminous foundation dupe is the LO’real True Match Lumi foundation. Like its high end counterpart, this light to medium coverage drugstore foundation dupe offers dewy, uber lightweight, yet beautifully buildable coverage that carries that same gorgeous satin finish and looks identical on the skin! It doesn’t crease or cake at all, however, the only difference is that it offers slightly lighter coverage and is a little more luminous. One of the best foundation dupes to try, especially if you prefer a light to medium coverage – it’s the perfect Kim K’s foundation dupe for sure!
4. Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation Vs NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation
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This beautiful velvety matte foundation is a dream for oily skin types, very natural and isn’t powdery, cakey, shimmery, streaky, or any of the things you don’t want in a foundation. It is one of the best full coverage foundations for oily skin and combination skin types, as it is so buildable and deeply comfortable to wear, weightless and doesn’t transfer. It’s so kind to skin too!
The best Makeup forever velvet foundation dupe is NYX can’t stop won’t stop foundation. Both have the same velvety-silky matte finish but I believe the NYX foundation lasts longer and provides a fuller coverage than its luxury counterpart. Apart from this they are identical and perfect for sensitive acne-prone skin. Definitely opt for the NYX drugstore dupe on this occasion, you will adore it! At the price, it is such a steal and an absolutely gem.
5. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Vs Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
If you love the buildable, weightless sheer formula of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and the way it melts seamlessly into your skin, but want to avoid the high price tag, this Neutrogena is the best Nars foundation dupe to go for! Not only does it carry the same dewy, lightweight, buildable and uber comfortable formula and finish, it offers more sun protection with an SPF.
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Since the two look absolutely identical with their satin finish and buildable sheer to medium coverage and with no way to tell them apart, definitely go for the Neutrogena healthy skin foundation as an amazing drugstore dupe for Nars Sheer Glow Foundation if you are weighing up the two, I promise you will not regret it. They make your skin look so ethereal and glowy – this amazing Nars drugstore dupe gets its own special little mention in our Nars foundation dupes list!
6. Makeup Forever HD Foundation Vs L.A. Girl Pro Foundation
Named as one of the best liquid foundations by pros and makeup lovers alike, Makeup Forever HD foundation is one of the best high-end foundations out there, with its ability to keep oil and shine at bay all day, your skin looks matte and velverty all day long and it gives that coveted blurred ‘filter look’ to the skin. But it comes at a high price and it’s not easy at all to continuously fork out £30 for each new bottle.
An amazing drugstore dupe for Makeup forever HD foundation is the L.A. girl pro foundation, virtually identical in formula and feel. Along with the identical packaging, they look and feel the same with their medium to full buildable coverage and blurred second skin finish. The cherry on the cake here is that the L.A. girl foundation is absolutely cruelty and paraben-free, so makes for the best option by far! One of the best in our foundation dupes list.
7. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation Vs Milani 2 In 1 Conceal + Perfect Foundation
This Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation is famed for its ability to provide an ultra professional looking finish, no matter whether it is used by makeup newbies or professionals alike. It glides on easily and is so buttery soft and buildable that it feels like a dream to wear, with a glowing finish that looks seamless and poreless, with a light to medium coverage. If you adore this foundation, you will love its drugstore dupe even more!
One of the best drugstore foundations in the market in terms of longevity, it is one of the longest lasting foundations ever and is a hidden gem. It gives you the most beautiful skin, the most luminous and silky base and both of these are oil free and perfect for oily and combination skin types. It is so similar to its Clinique foundation counterpart in terms of texture, buttery soft formula, and finish but I believe that Milani foundation is a little thicker and offers a complete full coverage, whereas Clinique one is a bit more lightweight and sheer. If you want a foundation that blends well, both of these are amazing!
8. Kat Von D Foundation Vs NYX Invisible Foundation
Looking for the best high end foundation with the highest coverage? Look no further! This Kat Von D Foundation is famed for being one of the most full coverage foundations out there, while giving that beautiful and natural ‘second skin’ finish. It creates a perfect, creamy and beautiful canvas for those who love high coverage foundations with a beautiful seamless finish and a little bit really does go a long way so it lasts for ages! It is the most perfect foundation for winter and the colder months.
One of the best drugstore foundations with the highest coverage, this drugstore foundation often slips under the radar but is in fact almost identical to the Kat Von D foundation – but better! This incredible NYX foundation is so highly pigmented and will literally cover every blemish you have along with your soul. It gives a full yet natural semi-matte finish and proves to be great for normal to oily skin types. Also, it is not as drying as Kat Von D’s foundation. One of the best better than the original foundation dupes! NYX do some incredible and iconic dupes and their formulas often feel so much more expensive, yet are so affordable – check out these Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick NYX Dupes!
9. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream Vs. Physicians Formula Super CC Cream
There is never a product that will make your skin more smooth and flawless than the IT cosmetics’ CC cream. It’s may fly under the radar in that it is seen as a colour correcting tint, but it is SO much more with incredible coverage and is an absolutely golden foundation for acne scarring and scarred skin of any kind. A CC cream, it gives you both colour correction along with a full coverage finish. It is the most blendable and seamless foundation ever, with a gorgeous radiant finish, is full coverage and gives you SPF 50, which is amazing. The price isn’t quite as steep as some as the other high end foundations in this list, but the one biggest qualm is a limited shade range, which can hold you back from trying and enjoying this foundation to its true potential.
Even though I don’t think the Physicians Formula CC Cream is quite as amazing as its high end counterpart, it offers a very similar formula in so many ways, I couldn’t not add it to the list! It offers medium to full coverage with colour correction and a super flawless, lightweight and natural-looking finish, along with anti-aging properties and SPF 30. It’s so good for the price but some of the shades can oxidate a little and doesn’t quite compare to the amazing properties of the It Cosmetics CC Cream.
Which foundation dupes are your favourite? I really love the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream, even though it’s not a dupe, it’s just amazing! ♡