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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.

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