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Foundation comes in so many types, textures and formulas these days, so it can be hard to choose the right one for you! Full coverage foundations have more opaque formulas, and are often used to disguise the appearance of pimples, imperfections and even tattoos.


Full coverage foundations are also ideal for photography and video work. Full coverage foundations can come in a range of textures including liquid, stick, cream, and pressed and loose powders, and there is one to suit every skin type from dry to sensitive to oily.


Some of our best full coverage foundations include:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation: Designed for use in high definition film and television, this foundation has a natural, satin finish and wears all day. See why our Beauty IQ Editor Joanna loves this foundation so much here.


Also available in a stick form for easy, on the go application and touch ups.


Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup: This liquid foundation has a cult status and for good reason. Easily buildable up to full coverage, Double Wear is a foundation that lasts and lasts, even on oily skin. With a semi-matte finish, this foundation fights against humidity, heat and exercise so you stay flawless no matter what.


The Ordinary Coverage Foundation: A great option for those on a budget, this is one of two much-hyped foundations by skincare brand The Ordinary. With an extensive shade range, this foundation offers a lightweight texture with full coverage and a natural finish.


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Recent reviews on Full Coverage products

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Control Matte SPF 40
IT Cosmetics
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Control Matte SPF 40


I really like this cc cream. It is buildable and feels light on the face. The high SPF is an added bonus. I don't find it really matte as the name suggests. It does last during the day...more so than the original It Cosmetics CC cream
Designer Brands Velvet Matte Foundation SPF15
Designer Brands
Designer Brands Velvet Matte Foundation SPF15

Not 100% Sure

Goes on the skin amazingly, however it's a very full coverage formula. I found that with the wrong products on for a primer it started to gather and pull off my skin a little bit. For a full coverage foundation, it definitely does the job, however for my oily and acne prone skin, I saw that it was beginning to irritate my acne; BUT it did give my oily face a nice matte look. Unsure if i would purc...
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation
M.A.C Cosmetics
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation

Great medium to full coverage foundation

I used to suffer from severe acne and this was always my go-to foundation. Very buildable coverage without being too cakey with a pleasant texture. Would recommend for those who like a more matte finish.