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The $13 Foundation That Could 

Change Your Life

The catch? Waitlist is 25,000 peeps long.

Cult beauty products worth checking out while you’re in line.

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Source: Really Ree

Canadian brand The Ordinary isn't so ordinary. It has a huge cult following and people swear by its extraordinary skincare products. Since December, when they announced the release of their first foray into makeup, The Ordinary’s two foundations have amassed a 25,000-person waitlist. Yep, you read that right. These bad boys are the cronuts of foundations, the makeup equivalent of a Michelin-star restaurant. 

So what makes them so special? Just like their skincare products, The Ordinary’s foundations, the Serum Foundation and the Coverage Foundation, are full of the good stuff - retinoid, marula oil, vitamin C and SPF - which means you won’t feel so guilty when you forget to wash it off after a night out. Ooops. 

Both foundations come in 21 different shades  and are light on the skin so you won't feel like you've got a thick layer of makeup caked on your face. Best of all, they’ll retail for $12.70 and $12.90 respectively so your bank account will love you. 

The Ordinary ships to Australia and the foundations will be available from mid-April (like, now people!) so get online and become the 25,001 person in the queue! In the meantime, check out these other beauty hacks, that won't dint the back pocket...

The Beauty Blender

This humble, little pink sponge might not seem worth the $25 it retails for, but do not be fooled! It will change your life, or at least your makeup game. 

Gone are the days of streaky, unblended foundation and the two-toned face/neck look; this almighty sponge with help you blend like a pro.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

This stuff is a lifesaver on days where you hit the snooze button instead of getting up and washing all that greasy goodness out of your hair. Forget having to wear your hair in a tight bun and avoid mirrors all day, with a quick spray of this miracle-working product you’ll be having a good hair day in no time. 

It’s affordable, comes in a range of sweet scents and there’s different types for darker hair colours so you don’t have to worry about dandruff-esque residue! 

Rimmel Nude Eyeliner

Nude eyeliner is revolutionary and a quick way to make you look more awake on the days where you’d rather be in bed. Line your inner rims with a flesh-toned liner and your eyes will look bigger and brighter. 

You can also use it under your brows and on your cupid’s bow as a highlighter. This one by Rimmel is under $10 and glides on like a dream. 

By: Daisy D’Souza

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