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Though our pockets may not always be the same, for full-coverage foundation lovers, the desire remains consistent: a formula that withstands the elements, looks smooth on the skin, and covers all sorts of blemishes. However, more often than not, those professional-grade formulas cost an extremely pretty penny.  

Luckily, drugstore aisles contain some foundation gems that are both completely full-coverage and so affordable. Don't believe us? Check out the amazing selection ahead for those who like their makeup a little on the thick side. 

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation ($5

Think of this foundation as your skin, except elevated! This high-performing, skin-perfecting foundation underwent major road testing and withstands the most unforgiving of lighting. It's especially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin a no-filter effect. 

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Maybelline Fit Me New York Dewy and Smooth Foundation ($5)

This foundation is a skin icon. The Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation features SPF 18 sunscreen to help protect skin from sun damage all while providing luxury-level coverage. The end result is beautifully hydrated and smooth skin, with a foundation makeup shade that fits you.

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Maybelline Urban Cover Foundation ($11)

It may be lightweight, but this coverage is no joke! This Maybelline foundation has broad-spectrum SPF 50 and is enriched with antioxidants to protect against pollution, all while coating the skin in a smooth veil. It not only leaves a natural-looking finish but protects skin all day long.

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Covergirl Matte Ambition All-Day Foundation ($9)

One of the biggest issues with full-coverage foundation is transferring. But not anymore. This transfer-resistant, all-day foundation has a matte finish that goes on seamlessly. Even more exciting: It spreads the best with your fingertips! 

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Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation ($6)

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This foundation is full-coverage with a completely matte finish. The formula lasts a full 24 hours, but it's comfortable and layers easily to avoid feeling icky. The foundation even withstands heat and humidity.

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Iman Luxury Concealing Foundation ($12)

This one is a concealer and foundation all in one! This Iman Cosmetics foundation covers up under-eye circles, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. You can spot-treat or cover your entire face for ultimate coverage. 

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