While there are a few fortunate souls out there with porcelain skin—super smooth with neither a pimple or scar in sight—most of us have some imperfections to contend with. This Beauty Haul of Fame is for the rest of us: Those who prefer full-coverage foundation over a sheer, #iwokeuplikethis tinted moisturizer.
Here we gathered the best full-coverage foundations in beauty so you can conceal everything from a surprise zit to facial redness.
Continue scrolling to see which full-coverage foundations made it into our Beauty ‘Haul’ of Fame.
True to its name, the All Nighter liquid foundation by Urban Decay provides a full-coverage, matte finish that won’t disappear halfway through your late night rendezvous. And because the revolutionary formula is loaded with pigment—three times more than Naked Skin—there’s no need to build coverage or apply multiple layers. One pump is all you need for a flawless complexion that just won’t quit.
You don’t have to pay beaucoup bucks for a foundation that works. Thanks to Invincible by NYX Professional Makeup, full-coverage foundation is just $12 away. The high-pigment formula conceals everything from discoloration to that butterfly tattoo you "mistakenly" got during spring break.
Don't let the light, whipped texture of this foundation fool you. It will cover anything you want it to. And the 16-hour formula works to deliver a smooth, airbrushed finish with the lightweight feel of a mousse—no caking here.
ProTip: Apply to the face and blend with fingertips or the Dream Blender.
What’s better than a full-coverage foundation stick? A foundation stick that can also be used as concealer, a spot treatment and contouring tool. This highly-pigmented, long-wear makeup stick delivers buildable coverage with a natural-looking matte finish. The powder-crème texture blends smoothly for a second-skin result that’s transfer-resistant and smudge-resistant for coverage that stays on all day long.
Wait, foundation or anti-aging serum? A medium-to-full-coverage foundation, Youth Liberator is infused with YSL’s award winning Forever Youth Liberator Serum to combine 24-hours of hydration with coverage for a brighter, more even-looking complexion. Here’s how you can include Youth Liberator in your makeup routine, too!
Acne, scarring, birthmarks, hyperpigmentation, tattoos, even vitiligo—you name it. If you’re looking for the ultimate full-coverage cream foundation, this is it. Dermablend’s best selling foundation, Cover Creme provides 16 hours of consistent color wear (when paired with setting powder), leaving skin feeling and looking velvety smooth. Watch how you can cover anything in a matter of seconds with this step-by-step tutorial.
Weightless and full coverage don’t typically go hand in hand, until now, that is. Designer lift is formulated to drape over the face and immediately lift, soften and firm skin while correcting irregularities and relieving dullness. Use this foundation guide to find your perfect shade and get to blending.
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