7 Matte Foundations for a Shine-Free BeatApril 20, 2020
In a not-so-surprising twist, matte makeup is back and taking over our Instagram feeds. Don’t expect your favorite beauty gurus to forgo the highlighter, however. Many have been experimenting with different finish combinations for a more luminous take on the trend. Feel free to experiment on your own with dewy setting sprays or radiance-boosting primers if you’re hesitant about giving the trend a try; paired with a matte foundation, you’ll get a natural yet airbrushed finish.
We’ve rounded up the best matte foundations to try ahead — from the drugstore option with a versatile shade range to the luxe version we’d gladly empty our bank accounts for.
Stay Naked is the weightless foundation your oily skin will love. It absorbs quickly into the skin and gives you a long-lasting matte finish up to 24 hours. It also comes in a variety of shades for every type of oily-skinned complexion.
The new Bye Bye Foundation formula is completely oil-free and matte. It has the same flexible, lightweight texture as its predecessor, but handles oily T-zones and shiny areas even better. Not to mention, it contains 50+ SPF.
We love this drugstore foundation for its high coverage formula, versatile shade range and weightless feel. It also minimizes and blurs pores, making it easy to get that flawless finished look.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop is the drugstore matte foundation option you’ll want to add to your collection ASAP. It’s full coverage and has a soft and silky texture suitable for any skin type including oily.
This oil-free, long-wearing formula is beloved for its extensive shade range and natural finish. The coverage is also buildable, so you can achieve virtually any look with more or less product. A little goes a long way with this formula, so start with a small amount and work your way up.
We love a good luxe formula, especially if it delivers stunning results. Such is the case with this foundation, which offers buildable coverage and blurs the look of pores and fine lines. It also contains black tea antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution.
This award-winning formula dries down to a velvet matte finish that makes skin look airbrushed. We recommend this formula for combination to oily skin types because it won’t move and break apart as oil production increases throughout the day.