The Results Are In: These Are The Best Full Coverage Foundations For Seriously Stunning Skin

October 8, 2019 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | beauty

When the occasion calls for full-face makeup, foundation is absolutely essential. Whether you’re being photographed or you just want your skin to look seriously smooth and luminous, a good full coverage foundation will work wonders.

Still don’t know what a big difference a little foundation can make? That’s probably because you haven’t found the right one for your skin just yet. But don’t give up! We put in lots of hours testing tons of foundations and came up with four solid options every woman should try. No matter your skin type or skin color, these really and truly are the best full coverage foundations.

The Best Full Coverage Foundations

Shoppers Choice:

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup

Highlights: Affordable; available in 40 shades; refines pores for a natural looking matte finish

“This a great foundation, affordable and great coverage. Very light to wear and long lasting. It is also very gently on the skin, it doesn’t irritate pores and acne. I really recommend this foundation to those who want a cheaper foundation with excellent quality.” – Rie

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Editor’s Picks:

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15

Highlights: SPF protection; oil-free and long wearing; combats signs of aging and reduces visible age spots

“When I stumbled upon this foundation, I was mostly interested because Clinique is such a tried-and-true brand, and I love a little extra SPF anywhere I can get it. I’m really pale, so the range of shades really drew me in too. The coverage and texture are great, and it doesn’t seem to oxidize on me: win-win!” – Morgan

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Neutrogena Skinclearing Makeup

Highlights: Formulated with acne medicine; natural, breathable coverage; Micro-Clear technology quickly unclogs pores

“Neutrogena’s Skin Clearing Liquid Makeup is the only thing I trust for my acne-prone skin. It’s oil free and contains salicylic acid, so it treats zits while covering them and never clogs pores. Gold!”Justine

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It Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC Cream with SPF 50 Plus

Highlights: SPF protection; suitable for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types; diffuses the appearance of dark spots, redness, hyperpigmentation, and other skin imperfections

“This foundation has been in my routine for years now and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Not only is it full-coverage and gives you flawless looking skin, but it is also lightweight, long-wearing and has SPF.”  – Alisha

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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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