The words full coverage foundation can strike fear into the hearts of many especially in the summer season. You might be thinking nobody’s got time for a cakey mess especially with our face masks on. Well, you’re not wrong but while tinted moisturisers or barely-there makeup might work for some there are moments where a full coverage foundation comes in clutch. Whether there’s a special event, a wedding, or even if you’re just a full glam sort of gal we all need at least one bottle in our arsenal for a little extra coverage.
With today’s genius formulas many foundations offer a ton of benefits like lightweight and hydrating formulas that stay on all day! Gone are the old school dry cake face makeup. But with so many products out there it can be tough to figure out which ones are the real deal that gives that airbrushed finish without making your face fall off. No worries girl, we got you covered! We’ve done our homework and curated a list of the very best full-coverage foundations you can rely on.
The coverage on this foundation is insane! The foundation is available in 30 shades on a spectrum of fair to tan and deep. A full-coverage cult-favourite on IG, it was recently reformulated to be fragrance-free and non-comedogenic and lighter on the skin. So if you weren’t a fan of the scent previously nows the perfect time to pick it up. Plus its literal life proof and even mask proof once it sets.
This gem of a foundation is the ultimate matte formula for a flawless complexion all day long. Infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E it creates a soft blurring effect that’s weightless on the skin. Waterproof and sweat-resistant, this formula sets very quickly so you got to work fast but it never blocks your pores or suffocates the skin.
Yes, technically it’s a CC cream but this is one product that does it all. It has countless rave reviews on YouTube and this bestseller lives up to all the hyper. If you have dry skin, this is the one that gives you high coverage with sticking to any dry patches or flakey skin. It’s naturally glowy with a semi-dewy finish and colour corrects, cover-ups, conceal dark spots and blurs the appearance of pores. Plus it provides powerful SPF 50 protection against UVA and UVB rays and is infused with skin-care greats such as collagen, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. What more could you want.
If you haven’t head of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty you’re in for a treat This foundation was the biggest talking point when it first launched. Available in a massive 40 shades, finding a bottle that matches you has never been easier. It’s a buildable matte formula with medium to full coverage that hides any imperfections. It’s super lighttight so your skin still looks like skin with an airbrushed finish. The formula is also sweat and humidity proof, which makes it a must-have for the hot summer months.
This OG favourite is on literally everyone’s list and one of the best selling foundations from Estee Lauder for good reason. With a velvet finish, it smooths over everything from acne to redness. It will leave you with a flawless complexion whilst still feeling lightweight and comfortable to wear. You really can’t go wrong with this trusty pick.
Full coverage doesn’t always equal high end and this drugstore foundation is the winner for your skin and your wallet. It gives a serious does of coverage with a satin finish and long-wear formula. More of a medium to full coverage foundation that’s buildable it does not disappoint one bit. It works great built up to a super-full finish or sheered out with a beauty blender for a lighter tint. Despite its coverage power, it’s wonderfully breathable and lightweight. And the added SPF 25 makes it the perfect choice for a day spent outdoors.
Stick foundations for the win! Easy to pop in your bag on the go, this creamy foundation is so pigmented yet glides on with ease. A little goes a long way here where you can even use as a concealer or sheer it out with dampened beauty blender. This is best suited for normal to dry skin types.
Living up to its name this formula is like a serum mixed with your favourite foundation. It covers anything from dark circles to unwanted blemishes. This works almost like an elastic that wraps the skin with excellent coverage and an amazing finish that stays put all day and night. Infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to help hydrate and brighten skin it never feels cakey or heavy. Plus it comes in a really cute bottle!
If you’re all about a full intense coverage foundation this is the pick for you. Super high coverage, it camouflages blemishes and minimizes dark spots. Glides on smoothly and blends in seamlessly while being seriously transfer-proof. However, because of its true matte finish, we wouldn’t recommend it for dry skin wearers, it works best on more oily skin types.
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