Choosing a foundation is like going shopping for a bikini: depressing as f*ck. We all know that we will not look like the girls on the ads. While yes, we talk a lot about Photoshopped beauty and perfection, we often forget that no one really has skin as smooth as Gigi Hadid's on all her Maybelline ads.

If you can't afford the Giorgio Armani foundation that all the Instababes and beauty gurus on Youtube use, you can still find great foundations that are affordable and offer quality performance.

The beauty website SheFinds has compiled a list of the best foundations on the shelves and good news, almost all these products you can easily find at your local Walmart, Superstore or London Drugs.

Here are the 5 best affordable foundations right now!

* Prices are listed in $CAD and are subject to change.

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1. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Makeup // $20.99

Revlon's ColorStay formula is perfect for oily and combination skin. The foundation gives a matte finish and contains SPF 15. Users have raved about how long it wears on the skin (at least 16 hours) and its awesome coverage, even if you don't use a lot. Some women even say it works great as a concealer.


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2. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation // $10.99

The mattifying formula of Maybelline's Fit Me! Foundation gives a flawless finish that looks nearly airbrushed. The foundation is great on young skin as well as more mature skin as it does not deposit into the folds of the skin. Women who use this product say that the coverage is fantastic and their T-zone stays matte even well into the day.


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3. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Foundation // $18

Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Foundation is true to its name. Not only does it give your complexion a vibrant and luminous look, it also has an SPF of 20 to protect your skin from UV rays and keep it looking young. Some women swear by this product and have called it their holy grail for years. This is the perfect foundation for those looking for something a little more lightweight and light coverage.


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4. L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation // $15.98

If you want a beautiful glow to your skin (who doesn't), then this medium coverage pro-glow foundation is for you. Tons of users who have very dry skin have recommended it as the finish is the perfect amount of dewiness. It may be lightweight, but it wears all day even without touch ups.


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5. Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation // $11.97

Filled with antioxidants and vitamins, Covergirl's Healthy Elixir foundation is perfect for those seeking full coverage. The foundation moisturizes the skin and helps protect against harmful sun rays with SPF 20. Users confirm that it doesn't cake or break on the skin and doesn't cause them any breakouts.

Source: Laurie Bergeron (Translated from Narcity Quebec)

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