Pulse Beauty List 5 affordable foundations perfect for Nigerian weather & great on dark skin

Foundations should be carefully chosen using skintype i.e oily, sensitive, combination or dry as a yardstick to determine which works perfect. Check out 5 tried and tested as well as pocket friendly to snag!

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Foundation is an important makeup product that usually determines the way the whole makeup look end up.

It's a part of the makeup routine that should be carefully chosen to enhance coverage (in this case long lasting, smooth/flawless and so on). Foundations should be carefully chosen using skintype i.e oily skin, sensitive skin, combination skin or dry skin as a yardstick to determine which works perfect.

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Foundations for dark skin play

Budget friendly and long lasting foundations for dark skin

 

For example anyone with oily skin should 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.

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.

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There's a list of budget friendly foundations that are great on dark skin (light skin as well) and works perfectly for the Nigerian weather! Take a look at 5 tried and tested ones that won't dig a hole in your pocket.

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.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation play Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation (Maybelline )

 

The foundation gives off a natural, non greasy look. This works perfect if you have large pores or oily skin.

At less than N4,000 it's a cool find.

2. Revlon ColorStay Foundation

Revlon ColorStay is a favourite. A cult makeup that's long lasting and has sun protection. The lightweight formula it features stay on for up to 24 hours! Waterproof so keeps your makeup on for the better part of the day.

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It's great for oily and combination skin as it glides on smoothly and matte. It a great foundation set at a 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).

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play Milani (Conceal + Perfect) 2-in-1- Foundation + Concealer

 

It sits on the skin for a naturally finish and comes with a pump dispenser meaning no mess. At N3,800 it's not a bad buy.

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 give the skin a natural shine. It's suitable for all skintypes, very lightweight and paraben free.

play Black Opal Pore Perfecting Foundation

 

The foundation gives the skin a natural high definition finish, very lightweight, paraben free, oil free, minimizes appearance of pores and perfect for all skintypes.

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At almost N4,000 the foundation is a must have.

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.

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At less than N3,000 the foundation is a great one to buy!

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