The Best Full-Coverage Foundations
The search for a full-coverage foundation you’ll actually like applying to your face is officially over. Beauty brands have picked it up, finally diversifying their shade options to match more skin tones and debuting weightless formulas that won’t cake up or flake off as the day goes on.
And that thing about full-coverage foundation not being great for the health of your skin? That doesn't have to be a reality, thanks to oil-free options (for those that are worried about clogged pores) and upgraded products that are made with nourishing, moisturizing, and anti-aging ingredients that even out your skin tone and work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
From Fenty Beauty's revolutionary foundation release to Maybelline’s cult-classic and affordable bottle, keep scrolling to shop the best options out now.
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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
To say that Fenty Beauty is a hit is a drastic understatement. Rihanna has received high praise for debuting a line that was truly representational of a diverse range of skin tones. On top of the magic that is 40 lightweight and sweat-resistant shades to choose from, it dries to a matte finish and provides a medium-to-full coverage depending on how much you build.
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
At just $10, this oil-free full-coverage foundation is affordable, and equally as important, it’s effective. The hydrating formula melts into your skin and sits there comfortably all day long. Literally — it has a 24-hour wear.
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation
This 16-shade line is just asking for a selfie. The silicone- and oil-free tubes are infused with powder-filled spheres that reflect light, giving you a unique soft-focus matte finish. Oh, and you'll barely feel anything on your face at all.
Maybelline FIT ME! Matte and Poreless Foundation
This buy is ideal for oily skin because it provides you with a matte and poreless finish and even works to control the shine that annoyingly develops mid-afternoon on your forehead and around your T-zone.
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
Have a few pesky zits you need to conceal? Kat Von D’s Lock-It Foundation is your answer. Evening out skin tone is its specialty, and you don’t need very much in order to cover your entire face. The $40 will go a very long way.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation
You’ll be shocked at just how smooth this foundation leaves your skin. Enhanced with SPF 25 and a virtually weightless formula that looks good from dawn to dusk, the $64-dollar investment pays for itself.
Bareminerals BarePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation
The 24-hour wear is impressive, but its this blurring foundation’s ingredients list that takes the cake. Made with papaya enzymes, it gently exfoliates and improves your skin’s texture, all while providing you with the coverage you need.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation
It’s the best full-coverage foundation to throw in your handbag. Apply it straight to your skin and blend with your fingers, or use a Beautyblender to distribute the demi-matte formula.
Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Foundation
A skincare meets foundation hybrid, this anti-aging full-coverage formula from Clinique is made with hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin. Available in 27 different shades, it's also a sensitive skin win, as it's formulated without fragrance.
Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
On top of being extremely high performance (it's transfer-proof and sweat-resistant), this buildable foundation is also extremely comfortable. That's all thanks to the flexible polymers in the formula that shift as you move your face. AKA, it won't cake up or crack as you smile.