Our Favorite Foundations for Oily SkinOctober 19, 2020
Having oily skin is no joke. Sometimes it can seem like no matter how many anti-shine products you use, a greasy sheen is unavoidable. One of our top recommendations is to find a mattifying foundation that’s specifically formulated for oily skin. Ahead, we’re sharing what types of foundation formulas to look for, plus six of our favorites for oily skin.
The Best Types of Foundation Formulas for Oily Skin
OPTION 1: Oil-Free Foundation
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.
OPTION 2: Powder Foundation
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.
OPTION 3: Liquid-to-Powder Foundation
What do you get when you combine the hydrating power of a liquid (yes, even oily skin needs hydration) 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. Pro 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.
Our Favorite Foundations for Oily Skin
This powder foundation won’t cake or settle into fine lines. It comes in 16 shades, is buildable and has silky, shine-free finish.
IT Cosmetics’ popular Bye Bye Foundation now comes in an oil-free finish. It feels lightweight and has SPF 50+ protection.
Specifically formulated for oily-skinned babes, the Fit Me! Matte by Maybelline is one of our go-to products for eliminating unwanted shine. It’s incredibly lightweight and helps blur pores.
One of our go-to drugstore foundations is the Pro-Matte Infallible Foundation. It provides a demi-matte finish and will leave you excess oil-free.
This foundation, available in 45 shades, is long-wearing, helps control shine and minimizes the appearance of pores.
Luminous Silk is a cult-favorite thanks to its creamy formula and silky feel. It leaves behind a light matte finish and helps blur imperfections.