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High End Full Coverage Foundations

Monday, September 18, 2017
full coverage foundations for oily combination skin

Up until around a year ago I would only wear a full coverage foundation. My skin has always been pretty clear but I do have freckles and a little scarring on my chin. Now I do wear both medium and full coverage bases but especially in Autumn and Winter a full coverage base is my go to. I do like both high end and drugstore foundations, I did do my drugstore collection and high end collection a few months ago, I will leave the links at the end of the post.



It is no secret how much I rave about this foundation. It is full coverage and it works for both oily and dry skin types. I have oily/combination depending on how my skin changes but even when I am super oily around my nose and chin this will keep the shine away for well over 10 hours! It is incredible. I have read many people who suffer with dry skin also love this base.

Skin Type: All Skin Types.
Shades: 22 shades available.


This is such an underrated foundation. I have the oil free version which is perfect for my skin type. It looks absolutely flawless, my skin looks airbrushed when I use this. It isn't as heavy on the skin as some of the others which makes it perfect if you want a full coverage everyday base. I am able to find my perfect shade match too!

Skin Type: Oil free version for oily skin but there is another version which works for dry skin.
Shades: 12 shades available at selected stores.


This is one I have been using for around a year now. It is full coverage and has a similar formula to the Smashbox one. I find this also keeps me matte all day long. This is aimed more at oily skin types. 

Skin Type: Oily/Combination.
Shades: a whopping 40 shades!


I find at first this can be more medium coverage but is easily built up to full coverage. It is the most matte out of the ones I have mentioned but it isn't drying on your skin. I do find to get this to work on my oily area's it works best with certain primers or powders. Also the shade does oxidise so be careful where choosing a shade. 

Skin Type: Oily/Combination.
Shades: 22 shades available.


This is definitely one of my holy grail foundations. The finish is full coverage but it is very lightweight. It keeps me matte but it has a more semi matte finish. I love how flawless this makes my skin look, it is very similar to the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. 

Skin Type: Oily/Combination
Shades: 8 shades.

Personally my most used is the Vichy for when i want a really full coverage without it being heavy. The Smashbox and Lancome ones are perfect for a full coverage if you are extremely oily and want it to last all day.

Have you tried any of these?
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