Best Foundations For Oily Skin

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:

Now that your skin is properly cleansed, moisturized and primed you are ready for foundation.

Top Foundations for Oily 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?

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