3 believable Haus Lab foundation dupes that you can buy in Australia

International shipping has left us desperate

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 16 2023

The term dupe by definition refers to an act of deception and trickery. 

But as far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing suspect about wanting to buy a more affordable product (or score free domestic shipping for that matter). 

There comes a time when we all have to abandon attachments to a brand’s cache for a pick that offers a similar result. Expensive options are a special treat, but drugstore makeup dupes make up the meat of our makeup collections. 

However, we’re the first to admit, finding believable dupes takes time and energy, so if you’re short on both, breathe easy. 

We’ve scoured a host of TikTok reviews to find dupes for the viral Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation so you don’t have to.

Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation review

The Haus Labs foundation has garnered a lot of attention for its formula. 

Packed with over 20 different skin care ingredients, the Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation ($73 at Haus Labs) aims to simultaneously treat the skin and perfect one’s complexion. 

Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation

The weightless, medium-coverage, serum foundation is buildable and infused with proprietary fermented arnica, which helps to minimise redness, even skin tone and protect against environmental aggressors. 

The inkey list also boasts BioFerment 7 Complex; an anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and antioxidant-rich complex that protects against oxidative and environmental stress. And, according to the Haus Labs website, “a proprietary blend of medicinal herbs [known as IntelliZen 7 Complex] that work synergistically to promote skin healing and calming”.

While the formulation alone is exciting, it’s the finish that’s caught the attention of so many that have been lucky enough to try the foundation. 

The base product blends seamlessly, blurring imperfections (including texture) and leaves the complexion with a natural radiant finish that’s glowy, but not dewy. 

@kensnation this foundation omg… pt 2 @HausLabs ♬ original sound - Kensington

The foundation’s shade range is also impressive and was conceived utilising scientific colour theory. 

The brand’s 51 shades can be divided into six shade families that are based on skin depth and undertone; are you warm, cool or neutral?

Where to buy the Haus Labs foundation

The great news is Lady Gaga’s go-to foundation is available in Australia, so long as you’re willing to pay a little bit extra and wait a little bit longer for international shipping.

The Haus Labs website offers a flat rate of $12.95 for standard shipping and they also recommend allowing up to 15 business days for international shipping, and an additional four days in order to process your order. 

If you were hoping to gift yourself a Gaga-approved foundation for Christmas — think again. 

If you’re not afraid of a challenge, and happy to wait 14 days (give or take) to get your hands on the Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation ($73 at Haus Labs) — we suggest you add to cart immediately. 

If you’d like to consider your options carefully and shop a little closer to home, we’ve got you too…

The best Haus Labs foundation dupes to buy in Australia

1/ L'Oreal Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum ($39.95 at Adore Beauty)

Considered the Haus Labs foundation’s truest match, this skin care-infused foundation is an elevated take on the drugstore foundation you relied on through high school. 

The serum formula is just as lightweight, blendable and blurring as Haus Labs, and boasts the same luminescent glow that’s flattering on all skin types, even oilier complexions. 


L'Oreal Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum

2/ SEPHORA COLLECTION Best Skin Ever Perfect Natural Finish Longwear Foundation ($33 at Sephora)

Sephora’s Best Skin Ever foundation has a cult-following all it’s own and still manages to snake some of Haus Labs’ territory too. 

The natural-finish foundation looks like ‘your skin but better’ blurring texture, pores and imperfections with ease, making it a favourite of those with acne-prone skin. 

The formula is also enriched with a few recognisable skin care ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and algae, that simultaneously hydrate and protect the skin.  

SEPHORA COLLECTION Best Skin Ever Perfect Natural Finish Longwear Foundation

3/ Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint ($63 at MECCA)

You’re not going to get as much coverage as the Haus Labs foundation with this pick. Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint is technically a skin care product and markets itself as such.

Instead, the Haus Labs ‘Lite’ tint offers a no-makeup makeup sheer base that perfects while also looking undetectable on the skin. 

@marianna_hewitt Summer Fridays launched makeup! NEW sheer skin tint is SO good #skincare ♬ original sound - Marianna Hewitt

Haus Labs and Summer Fridays also share almost half of the same ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, squalane and a blend of botanical oils, just to name a few.

Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint

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Main image credit: @ladygaga

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).