The High-Coverage Foundations That Promise Extra Glow

If you’re in the market for a high coverage foundation but don’t want to suffocate your skin or eliminate glow altogether, then help is at hand. From demi-matte finishes to dewy formulas, we asked three leading make-up artists for their favourite foundations for doing just that.

The Cream Foundation from SUQQU, £68

Best For: Normal-dry, dehydrated & mature skin
Rated By: A-list make-up artist, Tania Grier 

“SUQQU’s new Cream Foundation feels like silk. Not only does it disappear before your eyes, it leaves behind the most beautiful radiant sheen. The coverage is excellent too, with skin appearing smoother and more blurred out. Plus, it delivers an unbeatable glow, while the shades are thoughtfully curated, too.” 

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Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation, £60

Best For: Yellow undertones
Rated By: Award-winning make-up artist, Lan Nguyen-Grealis

“This silky and luminous foundation is a must-try. It feels so light on the skin and builds easily for seamless coverage that lasts. The semi-matte finish is so smooth, while the formula works to even out any yellow undertones. You only need a thin layer to build a warm, radiant base.” 

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BFF New De-Stress Tinted Serum by Trinny London, £39

Best For: All skin types & those with rosacea
Rated By: Tania Grier

“A cross between a serum and a CC cream, this is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. It’s lightweight in texture, giving breathable, but impactful coverage. If you’ve been struggling to find a base that won’t rub off under your face mask, this is it – and best of all, it will actually help your skin de-stress too, thanks to a plethora of nourishing ingredients.”

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By Terry Hydra Hyaluronic Foundation, £49 

Best For: Those who want a minimal look  
Rated By: Make-up artist, Scarlett Burton

“If you’re after coverage that’s seamless but also imperceptible, then this is the formula for you. The demi-matte finish blurs out pores, while the lightweight texture is barely visible. The hyaluronic acid within the formula offers a big dose of hydration, which is perfect for the harsher conditions of autumn/winter.”

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Armani Neo Nude Glow Foundation, £32

Best For: All skin types
Rated By: Tania Grier  

“Fans of Armani’s original Silk Foundation will love their new Neo Nude Glow. It’s my go-to base for red-carpet clients and big events because it lasts so well, but looks dewy and fresh. A great everyday alternative to the original launch, as it offers great coverage, along with radiance that’s healthy-looking and fresh.”

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Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation by BECCA, £32 

Best For: Normal to dry skin types
Rated By: Lan Nguyen-Grealis

“This perfected foundation is actually a tinted moisturiser, which improves the texture of your skin while keeping it looking dewy and radiant throughout the day. It’s my go-to product for a natural-looking finish, and gives just the right amount of coverage. Plus, it won’t hide your freckles.”

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Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, £34 

Best For: Dry or dehydrated skin 
Rated By: Scarlett Burton

“With SPF15, this featherweight foundation gives sheer, buildable coverage that really goes the distance. The pigment within the formula makes even the driest of skin types look radiant and fresh. Layer it up for more of a soft-focus finish, or apply just a thin layer to keep skin even and refined. A great glow-giver for the colder months.”

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