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5 Drugstore Foundations Just As Good as Charlotte Tilbury

Look good on a budget.

There’s no denying that Charlotte Tilbury products live up to the hype. I’m a huge fan of the brand’s Beautiful Skin foundation (and right now, you can get 15% off the iconic base at Cult Beauty).

However at full price, it’s still £36 – a lot more expensive than some other, more affordable brands that promise to be just as good as the original.

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I know what you’re thinking—are low-cost dupes worth it? But honestly, drugstore brands like NYX, No 7 and Rimmel can give Charlotte Tilbury a run for its money.

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They have amazing dupes for many Charlotte Tilbury favourites like the Pillow Talk lipstick, Flawless Filter foundation, and Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder.

When it comes to foundation, people can be picky – myself included. Drugstore foundations risk looking cakey, often have limited shading options, or have below par coverage.

But from experience, a lot of drugstore foundation dupes have the same quality as luxury brands. All you need to do is find one that works for you, and you’re not sacrificing quality if you buy a cheaper option.

I looked through countless reviews and social media posts to find the best-voted dupes out there.

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Shop Charlotte Tilbury foundation dupes

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation

L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation

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L’Oreal has a lot of items that have are on par with its luxury counterparts, like Charlotte Tilbury.

The L’Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation is a great alternative for those looking for a hydrating and lightweight foundation like Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Foundation.

It has the same liquid consistency, natural coverage that offers a radiant finish, and also includes hydrating and anti-aging properties that are gentle on the skin.

Max Factor Miracle Second Skin Hydrating Foundation

Max Factor Miracle Second Skin Hydrating Foundation

£6.45 – buy now

The Max Factor Miracle Second Skin Hydrating Foundation is a great alternative to the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, which is priced much higher £36.

It offers similar liquid consistency, natural coverage and a radiant finish, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

Ciaté London Dewy Skin Foundation 

Ciaté London Dewy Skin Foundation 

Now £20.80 – buy now

If you want something similar to the soft glow of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, you will like the Ciate Dewy Skin Tint – especially if you want to go for the no-make up make up look, but with a nice sheen.

The coverage is at a similar level as the luxury beauty brand but has a more lightweight, dewy base.

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Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid Hydrating Foundation

Now £6.25 – buy now

The Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid Hydrating Foundation is another favourite dupe. It has similar lightweight coverage to the Airbrush Flawless Foundation.

The air-whipped liquid formula provides full coverage without feeling too heavy on the skin, while the satin finish gives a perfect and luminous look. It’s also oil-free and fragrance-free, which makes it suitable for sensitive and oily skin.

e.l.f. Flawless Satin Foundation

e.l.f. Flawless Satin Foundation

£9 – buy now

e.l.f’s Flawless Satin Foundation is a great option for those wanting to try a Charlotte Tilbury foundation but on a budget. It provides full coverage while feeling lightweight and blends in naturally for a semi-matte finish.

This foundation is also UVA/UVB SPF 15 which helps protect your skin from sun damage, making for a great purse-friendly alternative.