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Weekly Q&A: Heavy Coverage Foundation For Acne

June 2, 2009

Tiffany: “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!”

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.

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

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  • Reply bchan June 3, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    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

  • Reply Valerie June 4, 2009 at 1:30 am

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

  • Reply Valley Girl June 4, 2009 at 3:35 am

    What’s the best daily foundation for ultimate coverage that won’t clog pores?

  • Reply Tiffany June 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for the help Phyllis! Im gonna have to work on making my condition better!

  • Reply Charmaine June 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm


    You could also try using products from Covermark.
    Hope that helps. (:

  • Reply Farrah June 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Does covermark really work?
    It seems to cheap and uknown to work

  • Reply Phyllis June 28, 2009 at 8:17 am


    Covermark is actually pretty famous in Asia and a lot of makeup artists use it. I think the line that is sold there is slightly different thought. This is the Asian site for the brand (it’s still in English)

  • Reply Phyllis June 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Oh and I’ve tried their Bright Up Foundation which comes in a thin stick (I use it as a concealer). It does cover very well and barely cakes.

    Here’s more info about it:

  • Reply Joanne July 6, 2009 at 1:33 am

    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

  • Reply anne July 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Revlon Colorstay with Softflex has received great reviews on 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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