Coverage or else: 5 full-cover foundations we love
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 14 2022
Look, we love a sheer finish on a no-makeup makeup kinda day, but when it comes to our everyday beat we want full coverage baby.
We know, we know, full coverage seems extreme but level with us.
These full-finish foundations cover every imperfection with minimal effort, which means less time dedicated to buffing and blending our makeup in the morning.
Save your concealer for better things like camouflaging tired eyes or pesky breakouts because when it comes to creating a flawless base these picks have got you covered.
Clarins Everlasting Foundation
Whether it's the inclusion of hydrating organic quinoa extract and organic oat sugar, mattifying bamboo powder and natural silica, or the impressively longwearing 24hr formula — we have to admit it — we’re a little bit in love with Clarins newest foundation offering. Pro tip: Mix this pick with some of the cult Clarins Double Serum for a stunning, silky lightweight skin-perfecting sheen.
$55 at Adore Beauty
YVES SAINT LAURENT Touche Éclat Le Teint Liquid Foundation
If your full-coverage foundation had a baby with your OG Touche Éclat this would be the result: a buildable medium to full finish that doesn’t skimp on radiance. Skin is kept hydrated and comfortable with a botanical-rich formula that boasts up to 24 hours of wear and lasting hydration post-application. Glow babies, glow.
$93 at Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
This foundation utilises an ingredient called MossCellTec™ to boost hydration by over 200 per cent, which means no face-cracking, pancake moments here, thank you very much. The addition of wrinkle-targeting REPLEXIUM®, refreshing AirCool™, and anti-pollutant C.T. DEFENCE™ technologies certainly don't hurt either. The real kicker with this overachiever though is that it not only keeps skin looking it’s best with a slew of skin care-inspired ingredients, but it also has the most delightful airbrush, velvet finish.
$65 at Charlotte Tilbury
Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup
Got skin that can be a little finicky when it comes to foundation? Not only does this pick boast a lovely full-but-natural kind of coverage, it’s also packed full of hydrating hyaluronic acid, smoothing peptides and retexturising salicylic acid, which means it’s working to promote your best skin while you wear it. You’re looking at an allergy-tested, oil-free, non-streaking, non-acnegenic, sensitive-skin friendly offering that won’t clog pores. Show some respect, son.
$62 at Adore Beauty
L'Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation
Look familiar? She should, she’s a classic. L’Oréal True Match is a bit of a ride or die in our opinion and with an expansive shade range (we’re talking over 40 shades here peeps) plus a budget friendly price point, it’s a pick we keep coming back to. We love that we can reach into our kits and know this is going to give us that natural, healthy glow we love without compromising on coverage.
$29.95 at Adore Beauty
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.