When I was in my teens and early 20s, I always favoured a full coverage base but actually I probably only needed a full coverage concealer and a medium base. In more recent years, I've worn mainly light to medium bases, depending on how my skin is looking but there are also occasions when a full cover base is called for. That being said, I hate the way some full cover bases look and feel on the skin - I don't want to look like I'm wearing a mask! I have five foundations to share with you today that will give decent coverage but still look fresh on the skin.
IT Cosmetics CC cream: I used to always presume that BB and CC creams wouldn't offer much coverage but this couldn't be more different. I absolutely adore this product because it''s hydrating on the skin, blurs the appearance of pores and gives pretty full coverage but somehow looks natural at the same time. It feels lightweight on the skin and adds a little dewiness, to create a very healthy look. Bonus points for the SPF 50 too!
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation: This foundation is expensive but worth it because it gives the skin an airbrushed look, gliding over pores and fine lines with a full coverage finish. It doesn't look or feel very heavy though, which is what I love. It makes skin look as though it has a filter on it and it's incredibly long-lasting.
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiére Radiance Perfecting Foundation: This is probably more medium but buildable to full coverage. It gives a polished, but natural, look to the skin and feels hydrating and comfortable. Wear time is pretty good, with a touch up required after 8/9 hours. Full review here.
Natasha Denona Foundation X: This is a very lightweight foundation that offers full, but natural looking, coverage. The finish is demi-matte and I find that it works best with a beauty sponge or fingers, rather than a brush. In terms of how long it lasts on the skin, you can expect it to stay pretty much budgeproof for around 9 hours.
Huda Beauty #Faux Filter Foundation: This is a very full coverage foundation and it's thick in texture so it won't be for everyone but I find that I can really buff it into the skin if I use a densely packed brush. It definitely isn't lightweight but it doesn't feel too heavy or cloying on the skin. It has a matte finish, but it isn't flat. It can be used with a glowy primer, powder or setting spray if you aren't really a fan of matte bases but still like full coverage. It makes the skin look flawless; concealing blemishes and gliding over pores and the wear time is a good 10 hours. This would be a great base for an all day event where you don't want to have to touch up your base or worry about it fading or breaking down.
Are you a fan of full coverage? Have you tried any of these foundations? I'd love to hear!
Thanks for reading!