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While we all might wish we could have clear, beautiful skin 100% of the time, it’s unfortunately unlikely. We all get pimples and just a plain uneven skin tone. And while it’s important to feel comfortable and confident in the skin you’re in, a little makeup can help you get there. And it all starts with your canvas—your foundation. If you have a solid base to work on, everything else will look so much better.
A full coverage foundation is a great place to start. Full coverage formulas need to not only cover the parts of your skin that you want to hide from the public, but it’s important that they look natural, blend in seamlessly, and feel comfortable on your skin.
We did some digging to find the best of the best full-coverage foundations available at Walmart.
Best Overall: L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup
If you want to find a full coverage foundation that’s guaranteed to match your skin tone, this one will do the trick. It comes in 45 shades, so you should not have a hard time finding a match. The best part: They come in a variety of undertones, so you can find one that works for your skin, no matter if you’re cool-toned, warm-toned, or neutral. Plus, it has added SPF in it, so you’re getting some sun protection while you wear it.
Best Budget: Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Stick Foundation
While many high-end brands sell full coverage foundations that work beautifully, there’s no reason to shell out a ton of money for them. This foundation was formulated to cover everything from dark spots to scars to under-eye circles and it costs a fraction of the price of many others.
It goes on as a medium coverage foundation at first and builds up to full, so you can wear it however you want. And if you tend to get oily skin that might fade your foundation away, this can soak up those oils and leave a matte finish all day long.
Best for Oily Skin: Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
If you get oily skin, those oils can tend to break down your foundation and make it look blotchy or uneven. But this oil-free mousse texture absorbs those oils and leaves behind a natural-looking matte finish with no trace of shine. It’s lightweight, so it never feels heavy on your skin, and it helps minimize the look of your pores.
Best for Dry Skin: Revlon ColorStay Makeup For Normal/Dry Skin
Foundation can sometimes cling onto and enhance any flakiness you might get if you have dry skin, but not this one. Revlon’s classic full coverage foundation with added hyaluronic acid delivers moisture to the skin while you wear it so it doesn’t make skin feel dry or look cakey. This formula really does last 24 hours as the label says. It’s long-wearing, oil-free, and has added SPF for that extra bit of sun protection throughout the day.
Best for Acne-Prone Skin: Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup
Applying makeup on top of acne-prone skin works for covering the blemishes up, but isn’t great if it clogs up your pores. That’s why picking a foundation with acne-clearing ingredients is a great option, so it works to get rid of acne and prevents it from coming back while you wear it.
This liquid formula has salicylic acid in it, which works to get into clogged pores and clear them out as well as exfoliate dead skin cells away, but it’s not too harsh for sensitive skin types. It’s non-comedogenic, so the makeup itself won’t clog your pores up either. If your skin tends to get oily, this helps control that shine too.
Best for Mature Skin: COVERGIRL Simply Ageless + Olay Liquid Foundation
If you have wrinkles or fine lines, you’ve probably experienced trouble with finding a foundation that doesn’t settle into those lines and cake up, looking totally unnatural—especially a heavy coverage foundation. Olay and Covergirl teamed up to infuse anti-aging skincare technology into this foundation to not only give beautiful coverage but reduce those lines over time while wearing it.
It delivers firming moisture to the skin as it’s worn in order to plump the skin. The coverage also hides any age spots as well as lines.
Best Long-Wear: Maybelline New York SuperStay Long-Lasting Full Coverage Foundation
From the moment you apply it to the moment you take it off, this foundation isn’t going anywhere. It’s not only formulated to stay put for a full 24 hours, but it’s also full coverage and comfortable to wear. That means you won’t feel like you have a heavy, cakey layer of makeup on your skin all day long. According to users, a little bit goes a long way, so you don’t need to build upon layers to cover your blemishes or make sure it lasts all night.
Best Liquid: Milani Cosmetics Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation
If you want truly full coverage foundation that covers any blemish, dark spot, or little flaw your skin may have—this one is it. It’s not only a full-coverage liquid foundation, but it also has the properties of concealer, so you don’t have to carry two products around with you.
Reviewers say this foundation has a pretty satin-meets-matte finish and minimizes the appearance of pores. It's perfect for special events, like a wedding or birthday party when you want your skin to look flawless in photos.
Best Powder Foundation: NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation
While liquids, creams, and mousse textures tend to give the most coverage, powder foundations can be a great full coverage option as well. This NYX Professional Makeup powder is lightweight and gives light coverage that builds up to full coverage. It gives your skin a flawless finish that stays matte and shine-free throughout the day. Just take a dry foundation brush or powder brush and swirl it in the pan to apply. The denser your brushes’ bristles, the fuller the coverage you’ll get.