We’ve got your summer skin covered with these light, non-greasy foundations – all priced at less than R300!

Did you know that you can get long-lasting foundations that offer you 16-hour flawless coverage from only R84.95?

Our beauty team has rounded up their fave foundations in the under-R300 price range, and shares what we love about them – from fragranced essential oils to their SPF protection, vegan ingredients, and shine-reducing properties, these are our top picks:


Essence Stay All Day Long-Lasting Make-Up

Flawless coverage that will last for up to 16 hours of wear. It has a lightweight formula that simply glides on for a silky complexion that lasts all day long. And at this price, it’s a winner for women of all ages (and budgets).

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Clicks, R 84.95 for 30ml 

Sorbet Bare Faced SPF6 Liquid Foundation

Sorbet Bare Faced SPF6 Liquid Foundation Natural creates instant coverage and gives you all-day shine control. Look like a bare-faced beauty with this satin foundation that’s also light and non-greasy. We love that it contains antioxidant vitamins A,E and C and is fragranced with natural essential oils.

R 260.00 at Clicks

L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation Amber

Keeps your complexion looking gorgeous and fresh for up to 24 hours! It will not dry out, cause shine or transfer, so it can last as long as you do.

R 230.00 at Clicks

Avon True Power Stay 24-Hour Foundation

True Power Stay 24 Hour Foundation gives skin a just-applied-look effect that feels lightweight and comfortable, even after a whole day of heat, sweat and humidity.

The oil free, non-greasy formula is also dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic. With a medium to full buildable coverage, the new waterproof matte foundation doesn’t dry skin or block pores. BONUS: It also doesn’t rub off or come off onto clothes.

Special limited offer of R179.90 

Catrice Hd Liquid Radiance Foundation

An ultra-light and moisturizing foundation for a warm radiance and a light-diffusing soft focus effect. Long-lasting texture with a medium coverage, buildable upon demand. Certified vegan – a big win for us.

R144.95 at Dis-Chem 

Revlon Colorstay Stay Active Makeup

Revlon Colorstay Stay Active Makeup is sweat-proof and oil-free and looks great for up to 24 hours. It has been specially formulated for active women and comes with SPF25 – so you can wear it at the beach and pool

R268.00 at Clicks