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Top 10 Foundations For Oily Skin

Fix Your Oily Skin Woes With These Matte Foundations

Fix Your Oily Skin Woes With These Matte Foundations

Controlling shine is never easy (or fun), but luckily there are products out there that can help a girl out. That’s where matte foundation comes in. Matte foundations work best for oily skin types because they directly contrast the shine. By smoothing your skin and providing full coverage, matte foundations work to provide a shine-free and lasting look. Whether liquid or powder, the following products are the Top 10 best matte foundations for those of us with oily skin. And let’s be honest, having a foundation on hand when you feel the unwanted shine coming on is a lifesaver. Scroll through to find your new go-to foundation! Opening image: tartecosmetics.com

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February 13, 2018

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Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: “At first I was skeptical about buying it because the price is cheap. But the quality is great especially for my acne prone skin. Once I tried it I really, really liked it. Great coverage, I don't break out and last all day.”

LOVED FOR: Matte finish and hard-to-beat price 


Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation

Our Score

BEST FOR: All skin types and a wide range of shades

USERS SAID: “The silkiest, softest, most beautiful looking base.”


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The use of Amazonian clay that helps ensure a flawless complexion

BEST FOR: Those looking for a foundation to last through a full day of work plus happy hour afterwards


L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation Makeup

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have heard so many great things about this foundation so I had to try it for myself. It's wonderful! Keeps me matte, doesn't separate in my oily areas, also doesn't oxidate.”

LOVED FOR: Being lightweight and easy to blend 


Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Our Score

FUN FACT: This wildly popular line is brought to us by Rihanna.

USERS SAID: “Feels very light. Blends in perfectly -- I could wear it all day and I'm not big on foundation. This one is perfect!”


Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Our Score

BEST FOR: Controlling shine through mattifying and blurring powders

USERS SAID: “Great coverage without being heavy or cakey. Doesn’t set into fine lines and stays on so well! Also doesn’t have an orangey undertone or look to it at all. Makes your skin look and feel amazing!”


MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Love this foundation goes on smooth blends so easily and I like the finish.”

LOVED FOR: Matte finish and SPF 


bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those who prefer powder over liquid

LOVED FOR: Being buildable and easy to apply 


Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have extremely oily skin and this foundation does not slip throughout the day nor transfer. This is the best and I'm so glad I tried this foundation!”

LOVED FOR: Velvety matte finish and being long-lasting 


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I use this as a base before applying my foundation powder, concealer, and bronzer. It has awesome coverage and looks airbrushed.”

BEST FOR: Providing smooth, flawless coverage through a lightweight and oil-free formula 

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