The Top 10 Full-Coverage Foundations Worth Trying

Mar 02, 2021
11:00 P.M.
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While barely-there makeup has seen an uptick in use and marketing, sometimes you need a long-wear solution that boasts more coverage. That ceremony or you’re lack of sleep is not going to hold out against light cover options.


That said, full coverage foundation is not without its lousy press. We have all heard, or even worse, experienced horror stories of cake face with crease lines that would make the rift valley blush. However, like all things, there have been advancements.

Full coverage foundations have now come a long way from their shady past. From Kevyn Aucoin to Fenty Beauty, full coverage foundation now boasts a natural finish without a caked-up look. Get a pen and paper for here are ten full coverage foundations worth trying.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer Concealer & Foundation


Price: $48

This high coverage concealer and foundation duo not only has us sold on its duality but for its finish. Think dewy. Why? The product is infused with jojoba oil, honey, and moisture sealing beeswax. You can also get a custom shade at Bergdorf’s.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation


Price: $7

Seven dollars for a high-performing foundation? Dreams do come true. The Ordinary wowed us with their affordable skincare solutions and have now brought a heavily pigmented foundation that results in an effortless blend. Bye, bye pores.

Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation


Price: $44

Miss Becca was not joking when they said 24-hour coverage. This hard-working foundation is buildable and lightweight. Moreover, it gives a true-to-skin finish. Think of it as your skin but better. Moreso, this long-lasting foundation will take you from morning to night with ease.

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Foundation


Price: $68

While it might be the pricier product on this list, Pat McGrath knows makeup. Bringing her legendary skills to the product, this foundation is infused with diamond core technology to blur imperfections and Vita Serum to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Beauty in a bottle.

Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation


Price: $39

Add a hydrating factor, a matte finish to a foundation shade available in 30 shades, and you’ve got this funky Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation. Who said high coverage has to mean dry and flaky?

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer


Price: $10

Say yes to this 2 in 1 foundation and concealer. It is better performing than some of its higher-priced counterparts with minimal effort. One swipe and voila, full matte coverage that does not cake up after a full day’s wear; it’s that powerful.

Tarte Face Tape Foundation


Price: $27

The reception of this foundation owes its success to its concealer version. This cult hit is packed with hyaluronic acid. Therefore, it is super hydrating, making it great for dry skin. It also tames the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation


Price: $13

Another affordable option, this oil-absorbing drugstore buy, is an excellent option for those suffering from acne. It gives a high coverage matte finish with a velvety texture and natural appearance without bringing on the flakes.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation


Price: $36

Give us all the Rihanna. Fenty’s instant hit is a beauty must-have for a good reason. Its oil-free formula makes it perfect for those with oily or acneic skin as it does not clog pores or irritate the skin. Also, its humidity-proof formula makes it ideal for holiday weather.

Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation


Price: $40

This 100% vegan foundation contains no fragrances, no silicones and is oil-free. Moreover, it provides a high coverage solution with a blurring effect thanks to its powder-filled microspheres. Hello, model skin.