6 full coverage foundations that genuinely last all day long

We've rounded up some of our favourite full coverage foundations that genuinely stay the course, looking fresh from day to night.

When you're wearing full coverage foundations, you really want the formula to stay put from sun up to sun down. Especially when it's for work, or for a special occasion like a wedding. Even if you're wearing it for just a few hours on a night out, the whole idea behind a full coverage base is that you don't have to worry about it slipping and sliding, splitting or going shiny.

At least, that's the theory. In practice, not all full coverage foundations are created equal. Some start out well, others fall at the first hurdle. The good news is, we've done the legwork and tried a lot over the years. And now, we've rounded up some favourites that haven't let us down.


estee lauder double wear

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear €40

Where else would you start when talking about full coverage foundations than with the granddaddy of them all? Needless to say, this is, and always has been a regular go-to of Team Beaut.


  • HUDA Beauty Faux Filter €36

Available in an impressive 30 shades, this is the newest full coverage foundation on the block. I checked it out late last year and it is definitely full coverage.

  • Urban Decay All Nighter €35

This has such staying power there's even no need for powder! It quite simply stays put for hours and hours on end. (Check out Aisling's review here.)

penneys foundation 2

  • Penneys My Perfect Colour Foundation €6

"I would swear that it was Double Wear" are the words that Miriam wrote in her review when this launched late last year. Not too shabby for under a tenner!

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Light €40

Another from the Estee Lauder Double Wear family For those who prefer a slightly lighter finish in comparison to the classic DW. This still lasts from day to night and is always an excellent choice for special occasion makeup.


  • Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation €6.95

A favourite of bloggers and Youtubers this is perfect for anyone who's looking for a quality foundation without the price tag. In case your missed it, I wrote about it when it came out a little while back.

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