This is a very sheer coverage. it's build able, but I don't think it would ever truly cover up heavy acne. personally, I didn't like this foundation AT ALL. it's way overpriced for the amount of product you get and it went on very patchy and club to my dry skin in a not-so-nice way. I know people rave about it on YouTube, but I just don't see what all the fuss is about, it really wasn't that great.