What’s The Best Foundation For Oily Skin?
Want to know what the best foundation for oily skin is? We know how hard it can be to always have your guard up when it comes to the combat against oily skin. The battle is ongoing and it may, at times, seem like there’s not much hope on your side. But you have to think again! We’re aware of how difficult it is to find a foundation that will compliment your skin type, however oily it may be, which is why we’ve selected the top foundations that will aid you in your matt and velvet endeavors.
1. Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
The Matte Foundation from Bare Minerals has SPF that will protect your skin and while it does even your skin tone it also improves your skin after regular use. Like all Bare Minerals products the makeup is oil and wax free, making it a good alternative for oily skin, or any skin type, for that matter. For those of us with excessively oily skin, there may be a need to reapply after a couple hours as the makeup may wear.
2. Burberry Velvet Foundation
In order to reduce shine, the Burberry Velvet Foundation contains rose extracts. It’s ideal for oily and acne prone skin because of the gel application with a matte finish. This makeup provides medium coverage and does not oxidize throughout the course of the day, providing a smooth finish with no shine. It does not cake on or leave streaks on the skin, plus, it smells absolutely divine!
3. Liquid Clarins Ever Matte
If a matte finish for oily to combination skin is what you’re looking for, Liquid Clarins may be a good foundation for you. Reviewers have said this foundation is good at concealing blemishes for hours on end, around 10 hours, actually. This matte comes in 19 different shades which is refreshing for a change. It also smoothes out and evens the complexion.
4. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 Evens and Corrects
This foundation really evens and corrects, it is long wearing and can even be lightweight and smooth. The Even Better Makeup fares better with oily skin — for those of us with dry skin, or even drier patches, the makeup may appear uneven. It reduces appearance of pores and gives great coverage all day. It is thick but not sticky, best of all it finishes off like a glowy matte.
5. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF 10
The Double Wear Stay really does stay with a light feel and full coverage. The look it produces is absolutely comparable to porcelain and comes in 12 different shades. This foundation manages to hydrate the face while controlling the oily areas that need the extra support, leaving skin to look radiant and glowing all day long. It is also advised to blend quickly and carefully.
6. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint
Hydrates where necessary without stimulating the oil glands, this moisturizing tint completely mattifies the skin leaving a luminescent complexion. The Matte Moisture Tint controls shine all day and provides a medium coverage leaving the skin looking flawless. The Jouer does a great job in not flattening or dulling the face, so if you’re looking for a uniform, silky look and the SPF is definitely a plus!
7. Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
The D Lock-It foundation works wonders on people with very oily skin due to the polymers in the makeup that allow the oils to be absorbed. It also behaves well with extreme heat. The foundation will likely not work as well on those of us who have dry skin, or dry skin spots, since it may take on a fake appearance. One user with rosacea reported that this foundation completely concealed the pink area on her face. Naturally, since it’s made by Kat Von D, the foundation amazingly covers tattoos.
8. Liquid Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation
It has been indicated by reviewers that this foundation appears cakey, uneven and blotchy when built up, which is hard to do, yet is not enough coverage with one layer. This foundation is not resistant to water and behaves especially poorly with dry skin and it has been reported by users that it may even look unnatural. The oil free supreme foundation appears to cause shine and is not long lasting but it does have Vitamin E and A along with green tea leaf extracts that hydrate the skin.
9. Lorac Natural Performance Foundation
If you’re looking for medium to full coverage that is buildable this may be the right foundation for you. It is definitely efficient in covering up blemishes and red spots. This foundation also performs well with dry skin because it does not cling on to those dehydrated areas. The Natural Performance Foundation stays on all day. Reviewers indicated a want in diversity of color since it ranges among 20 different shades.
10. M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid
With oily skin comes the constant appearance of pores, but with the MAC Studio Fix that provides a medium and even coverage, size of pores undeniably diminish. The SPF is a great feature of this makeup, the only downside are the breakouts some reviewers experienced. This is why it’s extremely essential to do a deep cleansing at the end of the day if you do decide that the Studio Fix Fluid is right for you.
11. Make Up For Ever – HD High Definition Foundation
For those with dry skin, this Make Up For Ever foundation may not be the best option. It may also not be a great alternative if you’re trying to hide the appearance of scars, redness and/or freckles. This foundation is susceptible to becoming oily on the skin, leaving a satin finish right after applying. For some, it causes breakouts and doesn’t perform at its best in humid regions. On the plus side, there are 26 different shades, so this may be a good option for those of us who don’t deal with blemishes, excess oil or dry patches. It also includes sericite which enhances the radiance of your skin by spreading light across the face.
12. Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup
Great lightweight coverge that lasts throughout the day, Neutrogena Skin Clearing Makeup is active in balancing oils on the face. This foundation treats and prevents blemishes, with the salicylic acid, which is a major need for those of us with oily skin. It settles smoothly and is, indeed, ideal for acne prone skin. Not to mention, it also comes in 12 different shades.
13. Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation
The Perfect Refining Foundation has a great streak for steady coverage for acne prone skin. It is fairly fluid and produces a light and velvety look, yet manages to do an amazing job in terms of coverage. It may oxidize and get darker, but this varies from person to person. It seemingly works amazingly in photographs giving off a sense of balance across the skin.
14. Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer
This Stila Foundation can truly moisturize and nourish the skin while promoting good blood flow through the pores. The creamy formula also prevents premature aging but can feel heavy on the skin for some users. Reviewers with dry skin have reported the makeup to to dry out skin further. This is definitely a product for someone with an oily complexion. The petit package includes the foundation, concealer and brush.
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