The Best Foundations for Combination Skin, According to Our Editors

August 15, 2022
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal

If you have combination skin, you’re likely no stranger to all the ups and downs your complexion goes through. One minute you look like you just took a deep dive into an oil bath, and the next your skin is totally flaking away into oblivion. Or worse, you suffer dry patches and oily spots simultaneously. So when it comes to applying makeup, it can be impossible to figure out which foundation is going to be hydrating enough to calm your flakes but matte enough to keep you shine-free.

“If you have combination skin, it’s important to look for a foundation that is non-comedogenic and won’t clog your pores,” says Rachel Short, assistant vice president of training at SkinCeuticals. “Those with combination skin should also try to avoid foundations that are formulated to be oil-rich or emollient.”

Ahead, find the foundations for combination skin that marry both of these qualities.

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