The best foundations for oily skin

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Stay fresh and matte with our pick of the best liquid and powder foundations for oily skin.

Are you prone to shine or blemish outbursts? Using the best foundation for oily skin will work miracles for your complexion, and choosing the right one for your skin type can make the world of difference – not only to the way you look but also the way you feel.

Be sure to start your skincare routine in the right way with one of the best moisturisers for oily skin. This will ensure your skin is prepped, primed and ready for make-up in a way that’s suitable for your skin type. You can find the best one for you on Powder.

In the past, you may have been fooled into thinking that foundations will clog your skin, therefore aggravating an already unbalanced complexion. But beauty favourites like Estée Lauder and Laura Mercier offer feather-light foundations that glide on, without feeling cakey, heavy or too made up. These types of foundation will also be buildable so that you can minimise both the size and appearance of your pores.

If your skin is of an oily nature then you should be looking for a foundation for oily skin with a matte finish, as that will absorb the moisture. For instant effects, look to Clarins and Chanel for even coverage. These foundations will also be long-wearing so that you don’t have to reapply, which would cause a further imbalance of oil on your skin.

Another favourite foundation for oily skin is Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Make-Up. Priced at £29, it’s jam-packed with light-diffusing properties and builds from light to media coverage for a natural-looking complexion that’s shine free. Trust us, it’s a game-changer when it comes to tackling oily skin.

Allow us to help you find the best foundation for oily skin for you, and finally keep that shine under control.


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