Cheap Foundations That Are Secretly Awesome

Nowadays, when it comes to drugstore beauty shopping, there are tons of options that allow shoppers to reap the benefits of high-end cosmetics. From mascara to body lotion to the perfect red lipstick, we're always fans of finding quality primpers for a tiny price. The one area we have trouble skimping on? Foundation.
It's true that as recently as a few years ago, it was almost impossible for most women to find a good-quality foundation at the drugstore. Many lower-end options had a cakey, obvious finish (not to mention such a limited shade range that only a fraction of ladies could actually find their right match). As a result, most beauty-savvy customers headed to department stores, where they'd be willing to shell out extra cash to find ones with more quality finishes and a larger shade range.
Well, if it's been awhile since you gave drugstore foundations a try, I'd like to encourage you to take one for a spin. Just recently, I tried out CoverGirl's Clean Whipped Creme foundation, and believe me when I tell you that applying this moisturizing yet light mousse has become one of the best parts of my morning routine. (Is it weird to say that it feels like rubbing dessert onto my face — in the best possible way?) Click through to learn about the inexpensive cover-ups that our beauty department is loving now!

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