Full coverage foundation is ideal for those times you want a bit extra coverage or are looking to do your makeup for a night out – and it doesn’t have to look cakey or unnatural. With the right foundation and the right products you can easily create a seamless, full coverage look.
Who Should Use a Full Coverage Foundation?
No matter your skin type or your skin tone – anyone can wear a full coverage foundation – that being said – full coverage foundation is especially helpful for those with acne-prone skin and breakouts, redness, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. Not everyone will need a full coverage foundation – especially if you’re someone with relatively clear and even skin.
Occasions to Wear Full Coverage Foundation
Full coverage foundation can be worn whenever you feel like you need a bit of extra coverage – but a full coverage foundation is usually best worn for weddings, parties, nights out, or times when you’re having photos taken.
Our Best Foundations for Full Coverage
Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24HR Full Coverage Foundation is our go-to recommendation for those wanting to create a full coverage makeup look. The formula gives buildable coverage ranging from medium to full coverage with a natural-matte finish and up to 24 hours of long-wearing coverage. It’s suitable for all skin types, mineral-oil free, and non-comedogenic meaning it feels great on skin and doesn’t have a thick feeling like some full coverage foundations might give.
How to Apply Full Coverage Foundation in 4 Steps
Step 1: Prepare Your Skin: Before applying any makeup – but especially a full coverage foundation – it’s important to make sure skin is well hydrated and moisturized. Full coverage foundation isn’t quite as forgiving as a formula like a tinted moisturizer and as such it’s super important to use a face serum and moisturizer (you may also like to regularly exfoliate skin).
Step 2: Use a Primer: In addition to caring for your skin prior to makeup application it’s also a good idea to use a face primer to help your foundation last longer and look smoother. Try using our La Base Pro Makeup Primer which creates a smooth makeup base and absorbs quickly making it great to use prior to applying a full coverage foundation A primer can also help to fill in any fine lines or pores, giving you a smoother finish.
Step 3: Build Full Coverage Gradually: Don't apply too much foundation at once, especially if you're new to full coverage makeup. Although it may be tempting to go all out with your foundation and apply a lot of product at once – it’s best to start slowly and build your foundation coverage up. Start by applying a small amount of foundation to the center of your face and blend it outwards. For the fullest coverage use a flat foundation brush to apply foundation on the skin. Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is specifically designed to allow for buildable and breathable full coverage.
Step 4: Set Your Foundation: After applying a full coverage foundation – consider using a foundation powder to set your makeup and lock it in place. In addition to helping prevent your makeup from fading throughout the day it can also help to add a little extra coverage to the skin. Use our Dual Finish Powder Foundation with a brush or a powder puff to set foundation into place – try applying just on the t-zone to help combat shine.
Use Concealer for Additional Coverage
A full coverage foundation can be helpful in covering large problem areas on the skin – but for those areas where you need a little extra coverage – a concealer is the answer. Use our Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer in a shade that matches your skin tone to cover up blemishes, redness, dark spots, and dark circles under the eyes. Apply the concealer after your foundation and blend it in with your fingertips or a brush for the best results.
How to Touch-Up Full Coverage Foundation
Many full coverage foundations are equipped with long-wearing properties – but on the chance you’re wearing your makeup for hours on end or in an environment which causes your makeup to fade and look a little less fresh – you may want to touch up your makeup.
If you’re looking to touch-up a full coverage foundation, try using a blotting sheet to remove any excess oil, and then apply a light layer of foundation to any areas that need it with a damp makeup sponge. This technique can help prevent your touch-ups from looking cakey and dry. When it comes to removing your foundation at the end of the day – you may like to use the double cleansing method to remove heavy makeup.