Sadly I was not blessed with flawless skin, melasma, pigment, redness, blemishes. Well I’m well acquainted with them all! But sometimes, you’d never know. There’s some seriously amazing full coverage foundations out there. Here’s my fab five:
Estee Lauder, Double Wear
This is the full coverage to end all coverage and a very hard act to follow. It can assist with a whole host of challenges, whether that be skin tone, oily skin or blemishes. This can really cover it all and stay put. It’s a nice flawless, matt finish and doesn’t budge.
Estee Lauder, Double Wear light
The cult classics closet relative and my preferred choice. Double Wear Light still offers full coverage but is a little more fluid and easier to blend. I evolved to this foundation years ago and haven’t moved on since.
Mac, Studio Fix Fluid
This high coverage foundation can be built up to to leave your complexion looking completely even. Not only that, the foundation helps to absorb excess oil and leave the skin with a matte finish for up to eight hours. The formula doesn’t clog pores or worsen breakouts, so you can wear it all day without any harm done to your skin.
Rimmel, Wake Me Up
This is a light but buildable coverage with a hint of shimmer. It’s still matt but brightens up the skin. The coverage is not quite as flawless as Estée Lauder’s offerings but it’s easy to apply more where needed and it comes at an excellent price.
Charlotte Tilbury, Magic Foundation
This is a nice option that like previous is a buildable coverage. It’s easy to blend which is needed because if hiding blemishes you’ll need to apply to those areas twice or as required. The finish almost looks like you’ve finished with powder to keep in place. It lasts well and provided you give some extra attention to those areas that need more it gives a nice result.