7 Of The Best Full-Coverage Foundations Under £30
7 Of The Best Full-Coverage Foundations Under £30

7 Of The Best Full-Coverage Foundations Under £30

If you’re looking for a fuller coverage foundation ahead of the new season, the high street is awash with affordable and effective options. The latest launches have something for all skin types and boast super smart technology that belie their price tag, too. Here are some of our favourites…
By Georgia Day
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Lasting finish 35 Hour Foundation, £10.99 | Rimmel London 

It’s not every foundation that can genuinely offer serious staying power and flawless coverage, but this manages it effortlessly. Although it is on the high coverage side, it doesn’t feel heavy or make your skin look flat, instead imbuing it with a subtle radiance thanks to moisturising vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and 2% niacinamide.  A great option on those days when you need to look polished from morning coffee to lights out.

Available at Boots.com


Smooth Tint Stick, £28 | Fenty Beauty

Forget full coverage, chalky and hard to blend foundation sticks, this buttery formulation offers full but lightweight coverage that can layered up to reach your preferred finish. Available in 25 humidity, sweat and transfer resistant shades, it’s just the thing to have on hand for imperceptible on-the-go touch-ups.

Available at FentyBeauty.com

Magic BB Cream, £10.99 | L’Oreal

The clue is in the name with this ultra blendable tint, which is a great option for anyone looking for a light, skin-smoothing finish. While the featherlight formula won’t hide blemishes and imperfections altogether, it does a good job of creating a more uniform base, which you can then add to with more targeted concealer application. A great one for those make-up looks when you want your natural glow to shine through but just need to take the edge off.

Available at Boots.com


3 in 1 SPF 20 Vegan Foundation, £13.99 | Max Factor

Combining the hold of a primer, the coverage of a concealer and the long-lasting power of a foundation, this medium-to-full coverage base is ideal for anyone who needs it to hold out with minimal maintenance. As well as offering excellent coverage for dark circles in particular (meaning no need for a separate undereye concealer) it’s infused with flexi-hold technology so it glides on and stays feeling lightweight despite staying put for up to 20 hours. It’s also ideal if you’re on the oilier side, as the in-built oil-absorbing micro-correctors will mattify should skin turn shiny as the day wears on.

Available at Boots.com


Super Stay up to 24H Skin Tint Foundation + Vitamin C, £12.99 | Maybelline

If you like the feel of a tinted moisturiser but the coverage of a foundation, this is for you. Delivering a second skin finish that disguises uneven tone and blemishes but doesn’t feel cakey or occlusive, it’s also full of brightening vitamin C to ensure skin looks glowing and healthy. Extra points got to the dropper applicator that can be applied directly to the face.

Available at Boots.com

Beautifully Matte Foundation 30ml, £12.71 | No7

Back after a hiatus, the return of this bestselling foundation is great news for those looking for full coverage with a matte – but not flat – finish. As you’d expect of a matte foundation, it banishes shine, blurs imperfections and lasts for up to 16 hours, but the texture is velvety rather than powdery, so it doesn’t settle into fine lines. Better still, it’s soon to be available in an excellent range of shades ranging from porcelain to espresso.

Available at Boots.com


Makeup Bare With Me Blur Tint Foundation, £9.99 | NYX

We love a hardworking base product and this affordable foundation, available in a whopping 24 shades, is exactly that. Fusing the lasting coverage of a foundation with the blurring effect of a skin perfector, it manages to even out tone and texture and hide enlarged pores and discolouration like hyperpigmentation. Despite the fact it delivers a matte finish, skin stays hydrated and supple.

Available at Boots.com

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