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Can you recommend a good full coverage foundation?
If you normally wear BB cream suddenly going to full coverage is a big jump. I’m loving Clinique even better glow right now, I’d say it’s medium coverage but definitely buildable if you want a fuller look.
YSL All Hours has great coverage (buildable from medium to pretty full but can be sheered out too) but a lovely natural skin like finish. It is a dream of a foundation. Gorgeous texture, non drying or caking like double wear can and has a natural matte finish - so not flat but not dewy shiny either. Go and get a sample from a counter and try it out. It is getting great buzz online for a reason.
Double wear by EL but I would go for the light version - still very good coverage but not as thick, plus you don’t get the flashback face in photos (it reflects light so you look very white). I have just started using Dior air flash which I love, very good coverage, and the counter man said he uses it for professional makeup shoots so I’m guessing it looks good in photos
I've used Estee Lauder Double Wear and agree it's drying. The new Bare Minerals is brilliant but cheaper option Bourjois also do great foundations highly recommended by make up artists. I've spent this year going through quite a few foundations to find the best - for daily/work use I find Kiko Milano foundations to cover well and mostly under £15.
The Ordinary foundation is surprisingly good for the price. I’ve tried virtually every foundation and have to say that L’Oréal infallible (in the glass jar not tube) and ELDW are the best. Really nothing else quite compares. I do like Mac studio fix but find it oxidises a lot after a few hours wear.
Nars Sheer glow is a good medium weight foundation. If you've been using BB cream, full coverage is quite a step up as PP have said. Suqqu cream foundation or frame fix are brilliant but ££££ - however you only need a dab and the coverage is amazing.