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Banging Foundations That Will Cover Up Even The Worst Acne Scars 

Jessica L. Yarbrough
Updated August 13, 2019 2.1k votes 441 voters 26.8k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up the foundations that make you want to rush to the closest Sephora.

Let’s face it: having acne sucks, especially for a makeup junkie. Having acne makes it harder to find products that provide adequate coverage, last all day, and don’t make your acne problem worse.

Lucky for any blemish-prone beauties out there, this list covers the absolute best foundation for acne at every price point. From what foundation you should use for acne scars, to foundation that covers and treats, to formulas that offer lighter coverage and let your skin breathe, this is the definitive guide to foundation to cover your acne. 

No more struggling when covering acne scars with makeup. No more making breakouts worse when you try to camouflage them.

Lock-It Foundation By Ka... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Banging Foundations That Will Cover Up Even The Worst Acne Scars
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Tattoo artist Kat Von D created her Lock-It Foundation to cover up her face tattoos, but the full-coverage formula works just as well on problem skin. Get it for $36 on Sephora.

Smooth Liquid Camo Found... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Banging Foundations That Will Cover Up Even The Worst Acne Scars
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Dermablend has set the industry standard when it comes to covering acne and acne scars. It was even devleoped by a dermatologist, so you know it's safe to use on broken skin. Get it on Amazon, $37.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour F... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Banging Foundations That Will Cover Up Even The Worst Acne Scars
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Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation is "skin-smart" - meaning it "intuitively" adjusts to fit your skin needs. Plus, it's vegan and has SPF 15. Available on Sephora, $39.

Double Wear Maximum Cove... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Banging Foundations That Will Cover Up Even The Worst Acne Scars
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The fullest-coverage foundation that Estee Lauder has to offer, Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage is perfect for people dealing with red acne bumps or faded acne scars. It's super long-wearing, too! Get it on Amazon, $42.