9 Full-Coverage Foundations to Help Conceal Acne That Are Available at Ulta
Wearing makeup when you have acne-prone skin can often feel like a blessing and curse. On one hand, it’s great to have the option of covering up your blemishes if you choose, but on the other, finding a formula that’s not going to emphasize your acne or make it worse can be challenging. To help, we crafted a list of full-coverage foundations formulated with skin-loving ingredients to help give you the beautiful makeup look you deserve without putting your acne-prone skin at risk of breaking out. The best part? They’re all easily accessible at one of our favorite retailers, Ulta Beauty.
Did you hear? IT Cosmetics launched a full-coverage foundation that’s made for oily skin types. It’s designed to help cover and improve the look of redness, pores, dark spots, breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, all while offering a matte finish. It’s everything you need if you have acne-prone skin.
If your skin is dry and acne-prone, (yes, this is possible), you may need a foundation that has hydrating benefits but is still full-coverage enough to hide any blemishes. Introducing the Maybelline New York Dream Radiant Foundation to help ease your woes. It’s a dermatologically tested formula that’s infused with hyaluronic acid and collagen for added hydration, and it gives your skin a lightweight finish with buildable coverage.
There’s nothing worse than a full-coverage foundation that feels and looks cakey, especially when you’re trying to cover up your acne. Luckily, the Dermablend Cover Creme has got you, well, covered. It’s the brand’s best-selling, non-comedogenic full-coverage foundation with broad spectrum SPF 30, and it will leave your skin feeling fresh, soft and smooth.
A drugstore option that won’t steer you wrong is this L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation. You get up to 24 hours of coverage with a lightweight feel and natural finish thanks to its formula that is designed to cover dark spots, blemishes, scars and hyperpigmentation.
Address signs of aging while covering up your acne with the Lancôme Rénergie Lift Anti-Wrinkle Lifting Foundation. It’s a moderate- to full-coverage foundation with SPF 27 that instantly reduces the appearance of lines and fights against wrinkles — leaving the skin smoother, firmer and younger-looking.
This cult-favorite foundation is a great option for those with acne-prone skin thanks to its full coverage and matte finish. The oil-free formula is highly pigmented, which means a little goes a long way.
If your oily skin prefers a powder foundation, the IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is a safe bet that won’t settle into your acne blemishes. It ranges from sheer-to-full coverage, so you can apply more product only where you really need it.
Don’t risk looking cakey because you’re trying to cover your acne with foundation, concealer, powder and all of the other things. Sometimes less is more, especially when less is a combination of concealer and foundation, like this Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer. It works to temporarily camouflage under-eye circles, redness and other visible skin imperfections with its water-resistant, full-coverage formula.
If the name wasn’t enough to convince you, maybe the formula infused with key acne-fighting ingredients, like salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree and soothing aloe, will do the trick. This foundation can help prevent and treat acne blemishes while disguising redness, blemishes and uneven skin tone.