Weekly Q&A: Heavy Coverage Foundation For Acne?

Tiffany asked: “I love your site! It is sooooo helpful! What foundation brand would you recommend to cover up acne and scars? (The heaviest and fullest coverage so that everything disappears!)”

Answer:- Thanks Tiffany! Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation is the latest full coverage foundation that I tried and liked. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation are also two good choices with extremely heavy coverage.

One word about wearing full coverage foundation though – don’t, at least try not to do it on a daily basis. Why? Because slapping on heavy makeup can result in more clogged pores, more acne (your skin’s gotta breathe too girl!) and eventually turn into a viscous cycle. Plus full coverage foundations tend to look cakey and unnatural unless applied really skillfully. So instead of covering up bad skin with makeup, try to figure out what is causing your acne and work on fixing the problem itself.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. YEAH…the makeup forever is really good!! i bought it for my prom and it takes great pics too!~~ and even better is that it’s oil-free, so it won’t clog ur pores…cuz i break out a lot…and this has helped my acne stay in check

  2. AGREED. i’ve gotten compliments asking if im wearing anything on my face with the MUFE HD foundation cuz it looks natural too

  3. Hey Phyllis,

    so i checked out both of the websites, but i don’t know, the US website looks so ..fake.. I don’t know. it says the founders are the same and everything but the products: looks, names, product details, are all completely different from the japanese one. do you happen to know if they are legit? their prices are very admirable 😛 but since it’s for my skin, i want to be more careful, you know?

    Thanks!! <3 Jo

  4. Revlon Colorstay with Softflex has received great reviews on makeupalley.com and it has a high coverage. I’ve heard that MUFE, on the other hand, isn’t giving much coverage for those with acne and scars, etc. I can assure that Revlon Colorstay has good coverage, try to read the reviews on makeupalley.

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