Finding the right foundation for an oily complexion is a bit tricky. You’ll need something that lasts long throughout the day, mattifies the shine, and at the same time you don’t want to look overdone or that you have a thick layer of foundation on. With summer’s hot and humid weather, it’s highly likely that makeup will smear and smudge, especially if you have an oily complexion. So, here we’re bringing you some of the best foundations from drugstores to high-end brands that will keep your face looking matte and fresh.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
If large pores are one of your concerns besides oily complexion, this should be your go-to foundation, and it is also very budget-friendly. This foundation is light in texture but does really well with coverage. It helps smoothen the appearance of large pores without clogging them and also blurs blemishes and dark spots. This foundation is also long-lasting so you will not need to retouch throughout the day.
L’Oreal Paris Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation
This is a nice pick if your skin is combination and not too oily. L’Oreal Paris Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation is another budget-friendly foundation with good quality. It has a demi-matte finish which adds a little of a dewy touch to the matte finish making your complexion more glowing. The oil-free and sweat-resistant formula makes it a great foundation for acne-prone skin.
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup
A highly recommended foundation for acne-prone skin. Clinique’s Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup is one of the top foundations for oily skin that tends to break out but comes with the benefit of not just covering but also treating. The salicylic acid in this foundation acts like an excellent exfoliant that sloughs away dead skin cells and prevents breakouts.
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin
This one blends so smoothly on seamlessly on the skin leaving no lines. Despite its light formula, it covers really well. It gives a soft velvety finish, feels light on the skin, and works amazing even without a primer. Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin is a long-wear waterproof foundation that can last the whole day but also allows your skin to breathe.
NARS Soft Matte Foundation
The name says it all, this foundation will give you a matte finish that is soft and natural and you end up looking overdone while also giving you full coverage. The microalgae in this foundation will reduce excess oil and mattify the skin while the hyaluronic acid will keep it moisturized. This foundation gives full coverage that is comfortable to wear for 16 hours and is oxidation-resistant and transfer-proof.