Steps for Flawless Full Coverage Foundation


My daily makeup look is more of a medium natural looking coverage these days but I still love having a full coverage option for special events or days when I need my makeup to look flawless for the ENTIRE day.

I’ve been loving the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof concealer for months and finally thought I’d try out the full coverage foundation too!

In this tutorial I’m sharing my steps for flawless, full coverage foundation.

links: lipstick, top (similar)

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Comments (29)

  1. Posted September 17, 2018

    I just finished up my MAC concealer. Seems like I’ve got to try the Urban Decay one now! 🙂

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  2. Sherry says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    After applying foundation, do you apply liquid blush before or after the setting powder?

    • Kate says
      Posted September 17, 2018

      After the setting powder

      • Sherry says
        Posted September 17, 2018

        I’ve been doing it backwards all these years! 🙈 Thank you!

  3. Kim says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Your foundation really does look flawless! Love this!

    Kim .. planning for a quick trip!

  4. Dani says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    This has been my foundation go-to for years! Thank you for doing a tutorial.

  5. Sarah Borota says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Love the multiple camera angles! Beautiful makeup as always!

  6. Karen Ward says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    What foundation do you use on a daily basis??

    • Kate says
      Posted September 17, 2018

      Lately I’ve been using Luminous Silk by Armani!

      • Jenny Brennan says
        Posted September 19, 2018

        Do you consider that medium coverage? I’m seeking an everyday work day kinda coverage. Thanks!

  7. Elizabeth Trombetta says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Do you prefer the Tatcha Silk Canvas or the Bobbi Brown Face Base? I saw you used Tatcha in this tutorial, but know you have used Face Base as a favorite. Pros/Cons of each? Thank you!

    • Katie says
      Posted September 17, 2018

      I’m not Kate but I can tell you these two products are TOTALLY different. Bobbi Brown is vey emollient and much more like a moisturizer. Tatcha is a silky balm that does nothing to moisturize, but rather just creates a nice canvas. Both create a nice canvas actually but I use them for different foundations. If I have one that’s pretty matte, I use Bobbi Brown, and i use Tatcha for all others. Hope it helps!

  8. Jenny says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Thank you! What pretty earrings – love tassels and hoops!

  9. Posted September 17, 2018

    Just love you!!! 💯 real and Beautiful!

  10. Laura says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Love your nail color!! What is it?

  11. Erin says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Where did you get that ring? I love it!

  12. Jane E says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    Great post- thank you! I have 2 questions though about the video:

    1) what is the blush you use? I used the link and looked oh Sephora’s website, but could not find the specific plot you used. Is there a similar color available?

    2) I LOVE the nail polish- what color/brand?

    Thank you so much! I have loved following you for years and just want you to know how much of a resource you are as a beauty source and a mom “friend.” Thanks again!

  13. Jen Fandrey says
    Posted September 17, 2018

    I need your shadow colors please😊. They look great in this video!

  14. Jennifer says
    Posted September 18, 2018

    What shade of lipstick? Love it

  15. Andrea says
    Posted September 20, 2018

    I have so many issues with my foundation creasing! I’ve been in need of a new concealer too. So happy to hear you love the Urban Decay one.


  16. Brenda says
    Posted September 22, 2018

    Wow! Way too many silicone in there for my skin! Betcha that is one silky, blurring product!! Dimethicone, etc!

  17. Molly says
    Posted September 23, 2018

    That looks like an amazing big setting powder brush you used in the video! Where do you get that from? Is there a line of brushes you just love?

    • Kate says
      Posted September 26, 2018

      I really enjoy Sonia Kashuk brushes that can be found at Target!

  18. Posted October 1, 2018

    Great video! Your makeup looks flawless!

  19. Sheri says
    Posted October 4, 2018

    What is that shade of lipstick ? I love a bright lip. Love your posts

  20. Sidra says
    Posted October 22, 2018

    Hey Kate, which bronzing and blush brush are you using? Thanks!

  21. Tanya Taggart says
    Posted November 17, 2018

    Hello Kate from Sydney Australia! I love your channel. You are just lovely inside and out. I would love to know what lipstick shade you are wearing, I have very similar colouring to you. Thank you Tanya

  22. Sheri says
    Posted November 17, 2018

    Hey Kate ! Could you tell me the shade of lipstick your wearing in this video ? It looks like Bite brand

  23. Danielle Desnoyers says
    Posted December 30, 2018

    I have always had a problem with shine. What is your favorite Matte medium and full coverage foundation? and Matte powder? and Matte eyeshadows? I went to sephora and looked at Becca powder and it looked to shiney for me.