The 21 Best Foundations for Oily Skin, According to Top Makeup Artists
Trying to find the perfect foundation is a difficult enough task, but for those with oily skin, it can be even more of a challenge. There is a laundry list of criteria that the foundation needs to tick off: it needs to be long-lasting, have a matte or semimatte finish (and stay that way no matter how greasy you get), and offer buildable coverage, all while being noncomedogenic (meaning it won't clog your pores or cause breakouts). It would also be very nice if it looked incredibly natural on your skin. Told you — there's a lot to consider for those of us with slick T-zones. Luckily, the best makeup artists in the business have shared their go-to foundations for oily skin, which they use both on themselves and their clients.
When looking for a new foundation, particularly for oily skin, there are a few key things to consider. How matte do you want the finish to be? Do you prefer a cream, powder, or liquid formula? And do you want it to be full, medium, or light coverage?It's also important to note that just because your skin type is on the oily side, that doesn't mean you should be skipping moisturiser prior to foundation. In fact, New York City-based makeup artist Sandy Linter explained that ensuring the perfect combination of moisturiser and foundation creates "a lasting base, which doesn't make you look too heavily made up."
Read on to see the 21 best foundations for oily skin, according to 11 top makeup artists. With these high-performance formulas, you may even be able to finally toss those blotting papers that have found a permanent spot in your bag all these years.