Our Favorite Foundations for Oily SkinSeptember 22, 2021
The Best Foundation Formulas for Oily Skin
If your skin is already producing an abundance of oil on its own, do yourself a favor and opt for a foundation that’s not only oil-free, but also has anti-shine properties.
The right powders have the ability to instantly absorb oil, giving your complexion a flawless and airbrushed appearance. Because powders can oxidize when mixed with excess oil, we recommend shade matching in natural light and allowing the formula to settle for a few minutes before making your final selection.
What do you get when you combine the hydrating power of a liquid and the mattifying power of powder? Liquid-to-powder foundation! This type of formula blends seamlessly and absorbs oil for a lightweight, no-makeup makeup look. Editor tip: If you want to add a natural glow to your complexion, mix a bit of liquid highlighter into the foundation. Your face will look radiant, not greasy.
Just because you have oily skin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re bound to matte foundations. This lightweight, oil-free liquid provides a natural satin finish with medium coverage and a subtle blurring effect for smooth, luminous skin.
This powder foundation delivers flawless full coverage that’s surprisingly breathable and not cakey. It’s heat-, sweat- and transfer-proof, so you can count on it to stay matte all day long.
This cult-favorite drugstore foundation is formulated with clay to suck up excess oil and give your skin a matte finish for up to 12 hours. It’s also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.
Protect your skin with SPF 40 while keeping shine to a minimum with this full-coverage CC cream. It’s infused with charcoal and colloidal clay to absorb shine, plus tea tree oil to fight breakouts.
Available in 45 shades, this is an A+ long-wear foundation for anyone with oily skin. It’s full coverage, matte, waterproof and promises to last up to 24 hours.