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The Best Full Coverage Foundation for a Perfect Complexion

By Carly Cochrane - 5 months ago | Updated
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No matter what your usual beauty routine, there comes a time when we need to recruit the foundations that are full coverage. Not only are they the go-to for high-glam looks, but they’re also a saviour when it comes to camouflaging surprise spots and sorting out uneven complexions.

Much like the rest of the foundation world though, finding a formula that ticks every box can be pretty exhausting. Does it wear lightweight? Can it beat the midday meltdown, and what about flashback?

To save you time, effort and pennies, we’ve done all the grafting for you. Keep scrolling to find the best full coverage foundations on the market.


1.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

The hype is real with this one, and if there’s one person we can count on to provide a flawless complexion, it’s RiRi. This foundation changed the game for the better and arrives in a massive 50 shades, so finding your true match is never an issue.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

£27.00
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2. NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop 24 Hour Foundation

Did somebody say featherweight and full coverage? NYX come through with a comfortable, matte formula that lasts all day long.

NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop 24 Hour Foundation

NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop 24 Hour Foundation

£12.74
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3. Maybelline Superstay 24H Liquid Foundation

The Maybelline SuperStay is the foundation that will have you thinking you’ve hit the jackpot. Serving up a quality formula at an affordable price, it’s all you need to achieve a seamless makeup base.

Maybelline Superstay 24h Liquid Foundation

Maybelline Superstay 24h Liquid Foundation

£7.00
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4. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick

If liquid formulas aren’t up your street, then why not try this stick foundation from Hourglass. Combining the benefits of both foundation and concealer, it covers everything from blemishes and scars to dark circles and discolouration.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick

£42.00
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5.Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in Place Foundation

Head straight from the office to the dance floor, as Estee Lauder provide a foundation with a 24-hour staying power. Fighting against heat and humidity, your skin remains flawless from dusk ‘til dawn. No wonder it’s a firm favourite among beauty editors, influencers and celebs.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation Makeup SPF10

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation Makeup SPF10

£28.50
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6. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

Doing exactly what it says on the bottle, IT Cosmetics supplies your skin but better. Colour-correcting, anti-ageing and oil-free, it’s the perfect full coverage foundation for skin types that are a little on the oilier side.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte With SPF40

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte With SPF40

£28.50
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7. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Want that Insta-worthy complexion? Wet ‘N Wild has you covered. Tested under seven different photo lighting conditions, this foundation delivers a camera-ready canvas, each and every time.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

£4.50
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8. Milani 2-in-1 Liquid Foundation

Wave bye-bye to blemishes, redness and everything in-between as Milani’s 2-in-1 Liquid Foundation lays down a seamless veil with just one layer.

Milani 2-in-1liquid Foundation

Milani 2-in-1liquid Foundation

£13.25
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9. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

Last, but certainly not least, Charlotte Tilbury serves up a formula that’s packed with high-performing ingredients and offers an airbrushed finish. Injecting your skin with skin care benefits, you can rock a youthful glow under a perfect matte finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

£34.00
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Now that we've equipped you with nine of the best full coverage foundations, it's time to put your best face forward.

Looking for more specific foundation recommendations? Check out The Best Foundations for Acne-Prone Skin.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.