Foundation for oily skin: Our pick of the best liquid and powder formulas

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

Are you prone to shine or blemish outbursts? Using a 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.

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 Estee Lauder and Laura Mercier offer feather-light foundations that glide on, without feeling cakey or too made up. These types 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 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 and cause a further imbalance of oil on your skin.

Stila’s £25 Natural Finish Oil-Free Makeup is one we’d certainly recommend. An instant hit on the beauty desk, this product comes in a choice of 12 shades and has an ultra-light formula that glides on with ease. Despite the luminous feel, this liquid foundation provides fabulous coverage that lasts all day with a soft dewy finish.

Another favourite foundation for oily skin is Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Make-Up. Priced at £26.50, it’s jam-packed with light-diffusing properties and builds from light to media coverage for a natural-looking complexion that’s shine free.

Allow us to help you find the best foundation for oily skin for you, and finally keep that shine under control. Don’t forget to check out our tried and tested round up of the best moisturisers for oily skin, whilst you’re looking.

Get your oil levels into check by finding a cleanser that’s just right for you, by heading over to our sister site Powder.

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