The $10 Buildable Foundation That Feels Like a Second Skin

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Buildable, breathable and oil-free, this drugstore foundation feels super lightweight but provides medium-to-full coverage, leaving a shine-free matte finish that doesn’t dry you out. With 24 shades and a price point that won’t break the bank, Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Foundation ($10) makes “feels like second skin” coverage accessible to everyone.

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In my experience, medium-to-full coverage foundations tend to come in a thicker formula and the usual trade-off for concealing so much is walking around feeling the layer of makeup on your face. That's why words like "breathable" are so important to me when choosing a foundation—I don't want to have that face mask feel all day, but also want to cover up that brown spot beneath my eye that drives me crazy, or the redness around my chin and nose.

With these preferences in mind, I was more than thrilled with how Sleek's Lifeproof felt light and airy and blended seamlessly into my skin, covering all of my imperfections as I smoothed it on my face. I'm not usually drawn to a matte finish, but this liquid foundation still feels creamy and doesn't dry out my skin or look flaky like some matte formulas do. 

What I find even more outstanding is that costs a third of the price of my go-to foundation (and I can grab it on a Walgreen's run) and lasts just as long, giving me a similar smooth, even and blurred skin tone. Living in a warmer climate, I couldn't help but put it to the sweat test and after a little setting powder, it held up on an unseasonably warm day where a sweaty, shiny nose threatened to dampen my spirits. But thankfully it didn't budge, slide off or separate, which was the cherry on top that really makes this one a keeper!

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