We Can't Stop Talking About These Affordable Foundations

Finding the best foundation for your skin tone and type can be overwhelming, to say the least. With a plethora of options: full-coverage, matte, tinted (the list goes on), it's nearly impossible to know which formula to choose. And as for color-matching, don't even get us started on that doozy of a task. Since we are all too familiar with the trials and tribulations of finding a good foundation, let alone one that's reasonably priced, we thought we'd help you out by exposing our personal favorite foundations under $41.

Here at Byrdie HQ, we've tried just about every foundation under the sun, and still, finding a quadruple-threat formula—right shade, coverage, finish, and price—is difficult. But nonetheless, after months, years even, of exploring the best foundations on the market, we have finally found our tried-and-trusted bases. For the under-$41 foundations our editors reach for time and time again, keep on reading.