6 high coverage foundations that really DO last all day

High coverage foundations are something that you need to stay put. These six heroes are ready for the job.

High coverage foundations are one thing. High coverage foundations that look fresh all day? That's something else altogether. So often, the day starts well. Makeup goes on, looks good and you're ready to go. But come lunchtime, things are starting to slip, go patchy or fade away (usually in the places you need it most).

It can be a minefield knowing what foundation to choose, especially when many have let you down in the past.

Thankfully, though, there are some high coverage foundations that really do last all day. So, whether you're planning on investing for your wedding, need something for the working week, or simply want something that will leave you carefree all day, we've got you covered.

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  • Kat Von D Lock-It foundation €34.50

Fade-free, highly pigmented and made to last, this is one of the best high coverage foundations you'll find on the market. The formula covers redness, blemishes and evens out skin tone. But perhaps more importantly, it also evens out skin texture too to give skin a smoother appearance.

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  • Isa Dora Cover Up Foundation & Concealer €19.95

If you're looking for a versatile formula at an affordable price point then this is an excellent choice. Cover Up can be used as both a foundation and concealer and is easily blended from full to medium coverage to suit your needs and mood. (check out the full review here).

  • Urban Decay All Nighter €35

Flawless skin for hours on end (without needing to powder) is the promise that comes with Urban Decay's All Nighter Foundation. And each of the 24 shades really delivers on that promise. Even after hours of wear time, skin remains looking fresh and clear without caking or dulling.

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  • Penneys My Perfect Colour Foundation €6

Our editor Miriam really loves this foundation, and as an Estee Lauder Double Wear addict, that's saying something! The shade range has been expanded to suit pale Celtic skin tones, olive and darker tones too. It's a great choice for day to day wear, especially if you're looking for a formula that won't break the bank.

HUDA high coverage foundations

  • HUDA Beauty Faux Filter Foundation €36

Available in 30 shades, this relatively new import to Ireland has been given the thumbs up by both myself and our beauty editor Aisling. Why? A little goes a long way and the formula blends like a dream (both onto skin and under other makeup).

  • Flormar Perfect Coverage Foundation €11.95

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Flormar themselves are proud to say how dupe-able their products are, and this is their version of Double Wear. The creamy formula is easy to apply and feels weightless on the skin. Its shade range isn't as extensive as some others, but hey! That's what foundation adjusters are for. This was our Product of the Week back in August last year; read the full review here.


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