Bethenny Frankel Recommends These Under-$14 Drugstore Products as Foundation "Alternatives"

 She recently gave them her seal of approval on TikTok.

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Whether or not you're on TikTok, you may have heard about Bethenny Frankel's recent beauty reviews on the platform. The former reality star started a TikTok series last month where she lets her fans know which products are actually worth buying — and which aren't — in short, candid videos.

In one of her latest TikToks, which is simply captioned "Buy it," Frankel shared a few of her favorite drugstore products from L'Oreal, Maybelline, and Milani that she considers "alternatives" for foundation — and they're all less than $14.

Shop her picks below, and see what shoppers have to say about them, too.

L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation SPF 50

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One of Frankel's recommendations is L'Oreal's Age Perfect Serum Foundation. "It does give you that glow, I like it a lot," she said about the product. While it's technically a foundation, reviewers on Amazon agree with Frankel's sentiment that it doesn't feel like one — several noted that it "feels like wearing no makeup" and that it gives off that "my skin but better" appearance. Made with vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide), the serum-like foundation is formulated for "mature skin," and quite a few shoppers in their 50s, 60s, and even 70s say it "smooths" wrinkles and makes their skin look younger.

Shop now: $13 (Originally $17);

L'Oreal Age Perfect 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm

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Another L'Oreal product landed on Frankel's list of approved drugstore finds: the Age Perfect Tinted Face Balm. The formula is infused with a "firming serum" for added skincare benefits that the brand says "minimizes" the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Customers attest to this: Multiple people said the balm is moisturizing, while others add that it "feels and looks good" on the skin and doesn't "settle in fine lines."

Shop now: $12 (Originally $17);

Maybelline Green Edition Superdrop Tinted Oil

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Maybelline's recently launched tinted face oil already has a thumbs up from Frankel. The oil is part of Maybelline's Green Edition, a new line of products that are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, BHT, petrolatum, or silicones and packaged in partially recycled materials. "I love the way it smells, I love the light coverage," Frankel said about the tinted oil. Shoppers like that it "goes on so smoothly" and "minimizes wrinkles."

Shop now: $9;

Milani Conceal + Perfect Cream-to-Powder Foundation

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Frankel said she's "obsessed" with Milani's cream-to-powder foundation. According to the brand, the foundation is formulated to go on as a cream but transforms into full-coverage powder with a soft-matte finish once you start blending it on the skin. Ulta reviewers commented that it keeps skin "moist," doesn't "cake or crease," and "sets beautifully." Frankel also recommended Milani's $8 Baked Blush to pair with it.

Shop now: $11;

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