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Full-Coverage Foundation

Full coverage foundations don't have to be matte, with high coverage formulas from Maybelline that will leave your skin flawless with a natural finish. Discover formulas that glide on weightlessly with a high concentration of pigment for high-definition, performance-proof coverage that seamlessly corrects visible flaws and imperfections. Use our virtual try on tool to choose your best full coverage foundation.


Full coverage foundation does exactly what it sounds like! It is designed to cover the skin completely. Just like a medium coverage foundation, a full coverage foundation is buildable, so you can layer it on without it looking cakey or too thick on the skin. Complete coverage foundations help to minimise the appearance of discolouration and blemishes, and differ from other foundations such as lightweight foundations or even skin tints, which offer more minimal, barely-there coverage (and are often a popular choice for those looking to sport the 'no makeup' makeup look.

If you're using any kind of foundation, you need to prep your blank canvas correctly. This means using the right skincare products according to your skin type, and ensuring you finish up with a hydrating moisturiser and SPF. A hidden full coverage foundation beauty secret is to add a drop or two of your foundation to your moisturiser for a more natural finish. Ensure you choose a moisturiser that's gentle, hydrating and not too oily. Lastly, you also need to use the right tools, such as a good sponge or beauty blender, and pick your foundation up slowly but surely, bit by bit. Begin at the centre of the face, and work in an outwards direction, towards the edge of the face and down the neck, until the foundation looks like it's blending. One natural, full coverage foundation look comin' right up. Read our guide on how to apply liquid foundation for more tips and tricks.

The golden rules of makeup longevity are: to prep the skin correctly, use a primer before application and to spritz on the setting spray once your look is complete. Follow these rules, and your full coverage foundation will be in its prime from dusk 'til dawn. (No caking or creasing in sight, thank you very much!)