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When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that. Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin — even when you can't sample them ahead of time.

Skip ahead to see the best drugstore foundations now.

A few secrets:

1. For oily skin, try a powder foundation. The powder soaks up extra shine and oil, leaving you with a matte complexion.

2. For dry skin, use a hydrating liquid foundation that adds hydration to your skin as you apply coverage.

3. No matter what your skin type, look for a drugstore foundation with sunscreen. Even the best drugstore foundation can't hide years of sun damage. Great-looking skin starts with sun protection.

4. Hold the product up to your neck or the back of your hand at the front of a store window where you can see it in natural light for the best foundation match.

5. Keep your receipt. You may not be able to sample drugstore foundations before purchasing, but most drugstores have return policies that allow you to bring back the item for a refund if it doesn't work out.

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Best Drugstore Foundation No. 11: CoverGirl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth Compact Foundation, $9.49
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.0*
Why it's great: "It's the best foundation I have ever used," gushes one reader. "It goes on smooth and flawless!" Other readers agree and say they love the full coverage drugstore foundation's smooth feel, and it doesn't leave them looking cakey or over powdered. "The foundation is compact and easy to take on the go," says one reader. "Plus, it lasts forever."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for CoverGirl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth Compact Foundation here.

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Best Drugstore Foundation No. 10: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup, $13.99
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.0*
Why it's great: This drugstore foundation's medium-to-heavy coverage and lightweight finish have made converts out of readers who usually shy away from full coverage foundation. "My face always looks airbrushed/flawless without looking made-up or fake," writes one reader. "I also like the fact that I don't have to use a lot of this, which means it's going to last awhile!" Another reader writes, "I really love the texture — very light, not sticky at all. It really does feel whipped, and it is light as air."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup here.

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Best Drugstore Foundation No. 9: Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $14.99
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.1*
Why it's great: Users say they love the time they save getting ready in the morning thanks to the drugstore foundation being a two-in-one moisturizer and a full coverage foundation. "It wears nice, and really does last," says one reader. "I can't believe such a lovely foundation is available at such an affordable price. I definitely recommend it!" Other users love the drugstore foundation's durability, and claim rain or shine this is made to last. "You can easily eat and drink, wipe your face and never worry about having it be removed," reveals one user. "It doesn't come off in streaks — leaving you looking botched from unevenness."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 here.

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Best Drugstore Foundation No. 8: CoverGirl CG Smoothers All-Day Hydrating Makeup, $7.99
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.1*
Why it's great: This hydrating full coverage drugstore foundation is a hit for readers of every skin type. "This foundation is amazing!" one reader writes. "It gives my skin extra moisture and doesn't attach to any dry areas on my face. It makes my skin look smoother and softer... it's just amazing." Others rave about the product's flawless coverage. "This is a great everyday foundation," another reviewer writes. "I have heavy dark circles and not only does it even out my skin tone, I don't need a concealer when I use it. Feels very natural and light on your face."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for CoverGirl CG Smoothers All-Day Hydrating Makeup here.

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When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that. Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin — even when you can't sample them ahead of time.

Skip ahead to see the best drugstore foundations now.

A few secrets:

1. For oily skin, try a powder foundation. The powder soaks up extra shine and oil, leaving you with a matte complexion.

2. For dry skin, use a hydrating liquid foundation that adds hydration to your skin as you apply coverage.

3. No matter what your skin type, look for a drugstore foundation with sunscreen. Even the best drugstore foundation can't hide years of sun damage. Great-looking skin starts with sun protection.

4. Hold the product up to your neck or the back of your hand at the front of a store window where you can see it in natural light for the best foundation match.

5. Keep your receipt. You may not be able to sample drugstore foundations before purchasing, but most drugstores have return policies that allow you to bring back the item for a refund if it doesn't work out.

Image via Imaxtree
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