Hello Beautiful! Do you aim to create a flawless makeup look? The right base is essential. Start by selecting a great foundation to achieve your perfect look. There are a variety of formulas to choose from, such as liquid, cream, and powder. Just as foundations offer different formulas and finishes, they also have different levels of coverage. While the numerous selections can be overwhelming, they are also an opportunity to find the best options for your personal needs.
The key to choosing the best foundation for you is to find one that works with your skin type. This is especially important for those with oily skin. The oil that your skin produces can break up your makeup and ruin all of your hard work, destroying your morning flawless look halfway through the day.
Makeup lovers with oily skin, this post is just for you. Here we are going to talk about what makes a great foundation for your skin type. We are also sharing our list of the top foundations that will help keep your oil under control and give you a perfect base for any look you want to achieve. As always we tried a bunch of them so you don’t have to!
Tip: Make sure your skin is properly prepped. Just because your skin is oily doesn’t mean that you should skip cleansing and moisturizing.
When choosing a foundation for oily skin, there a few key terms that will help guide you toward products that will work for your skin. One word that is very common on makeup products for oily skin is “mattifying.” This term means that the product helps to keep your natural oil production under control and prevent shine, giving your foundation a matte finish.
Foundations meant for oily skin will often help to reduce pore size as well. This is because those with oily skin usually have larger pores. When a foundation helps to reduce the appearance of pores it can claim to give a “filter” effect. This can also help to the appearance of other skin blemishes to be reduced by the same effect.
Is Powder, Liquid, or Cream Better?
Powder foundations have been highly recommended for those with oily or combination skin, because of their amazing ability to combat oil without looking cakey. It used to be one of the “rules” of makeup that powder foundation was best for oily skin and liquid or cream was better for other skin types. Well, times have changed. Formulas have drastically changed since those days, breaking all the rules. There are now plenty of mattifying liquid foundations and hydrating powders. It is less about the type of foundation than the actual formulation.
Other important factors have to do with your technique: how you prep your skin, application of the foundation, and how you set it.
Tip: If you feel like you’re becoming a little oily throughout the day, try patting in your primer to the oily areas of your face. This can help to absorb excess oil, without ruining your makeup.
We recommended these primers for Oily Skin:
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. All Day Oil-Free Makeup Primer$54.00Buy Now!
A Forbes editorial recommendation and for a very good reason! This is a phenomenal oil-free primer for acne-prone skin made makeup look super smooth and stay on all day. We love it.
Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener$50.00Buy Now!
This is a product I have personally used for many years. I absolutely love it. It works perfect on Oily, Acne-prone skin, and also has anti-aging properties. It’s super lightweight and even provides you with a nice glow.
Now that your skin is properly cleansed, moisturized and primed you are ready for foundation.
Top Foundations for Oily Skin
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless PowderBuy Now!
The Fit Me Matte and Poreless Powder from Maybelline is a great drugstore powder foundation for those with oily skin. This powder will keep your shine under control and help minimize your pores all day. This foundation can be used alone or on top of liquid or cream foundations to give a flawlessly matte finish.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation$38.88Buy Now!
This long-wearing, oil-controlling foundation from Estee Lauder is a favorite in the makeup community. With proven 24-hour staying power, this lightweight and comfortable foundation will last from morning until night. It has a matte finish with medium to full coverage. This is a must for your makeup collection if you find your current foundation isn’t holding up all day.
Bella Terra BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer, Mineral Foundation$45.99Buy Now!
If you are looking for a BB cream to help control your natural oils, protect you from the sun, and give you a bit of coverage, this product is for you. This BB Cream from Bella Terra will give you a natural finish to reduce the size of pores and help hide blemishes. This is a great product for an everyday “no makeup” look, while still keeping your skin matte.
Revlon ColorStay for Combination/Oily Skin$4.45Buy Now!
This drugstore foundation will help to give you a flawless appearance while keeping any excess oil under control. The formula used in the Revlon ColorStay is meant to be long-wearing and resists normal transfer. It also comes in a variety of colors, making it easy to find your perfect match.
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation$58.66Buy Now!
Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo Foundation provides flawless full coverage with a matte finish. The long-wearing formula lasts all day and is highly pigmented to cover even the most stubborn blemishes. This foundation not only stops shine but also provides a flawless canvas for any makeup look.
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation$42.97Buy Now!
I really can’t say enough about Bobbi Brown products. This foundation does exactly what it says, stays matte all day. It controls your shine, absorbs excess oil, and helps to reduce the appearance of perspiration. It is even tested to stand up to high heat and humidity. This is the perfect addition to your makeup bag for your next beach getaway.
bareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Powder FoundationBuy Now!
bareMinerals provides great coverage with a lightweight feeling. This pressed powder gives you a beautifully flawless complexion. It contains skin care ingredients to keep your skin looking great even after you have removed your makeup for the day. This foundation is a great choice for those with combination-oily skin because it absorbs excess oil and helps to hydrate dry areas. What is there not to love about makeup that also helps to improve your skin?
We hope this article helps you on your quest for perfect skin.
Which primer and foundation will you be adding to your makeup bag?