Features 45 shades in cool, neutral, and warm tones. Some include SPF 17. Blends easily and gives a natural finish with light to medium coverage.
Causes breakouts for some with sensitive skin.
Available in 40 different shades. Light finish that can build to medium coverage. Blends easily and doesn't settle into fine lines.
Not ideal for dry skin due to its matte finish.
Available in 29 different shades with full coverage to cover all imperfections. Easy to apply. Moisturizing formula that's great for dry skin.
Causes breakouts for some. Lighter shades are very yellow.
Comes in 39 shades in cool, neutral, and warm shades. Features SPF 15 and has medium coverage with a natural matte finish. Contains salicylic acid to help with oil and doesn't clog pores. Lasts all day.
Doesn't come with a pump. Not fully matte.
Matte formula is comfortable to wear and lasts up to 12 hours. Formulated to absorb excess oil and smooth the appearance of pores. 40 different shade options to choose from for your unique skin tone. Cruelty-free product.
Many feel this is a light to medium coverage product, instead of full coverage as advertised.
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Drugstore foundation products are available from classic brands that have been around for decade as well as newer brands making affordable cosmetics. Most drugstore brands offer foundation formulas with light to medium coverage, but there are some available that can be built up to full coverage. Several brands offer a truly wide range of shades for nearly every skin tone. Matte formulations tend to be better for oily skin while dewy finishes are best for dry skin. Some drugstore foundation is also made especially for mature skin and focuses on improving skin’s texture and minimizing fine lines. Long-lasting formulas are also available that provide coverage all day long.