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The Best Foundation For Oily Skin

The Best Foundation For Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a tricky one to combat and somewhat ‘high maintenance’

When you’re looking for the best foundation for oily skin there are different factors to consider. Be sure to eliminate oil from your face and products in your makeup bag. When you’re making purchases keep an eye out for products that are, mattifying, dermatologist tested, free from oil and non-comedogenic.

Your skincare routine and the products you use will impact the amount of oil your skin produces.

A top tip would be to look out for an ingredient called ‘glycolic acid’, (we love the Rodial acid rush peel) this will help to reduce oil production, which will lessen the chance of your makeup melting.

Expert Advice

There are lots of techniques you can adopt to get a longer lasting finish from your makeup. Before you apply foundation apply a primer that is specifically targeted for oily skin, it should offer benefits such as, mattyfing, pore minimizing and shine free, a skinstore favourite is the Stila Stay All Day Beauty Balm. Properly preparing your skin before your foundation application will determine how well your makeup lasts.

Layer up

To assure you get maximum durability lightly layer your foundation. Once you have primed your face, apply a layer of your chosen foundation. Let the first layer dry for and after 5-10 minutes apply a second layer. Ensure you keep the layers of foundation light to avoid a heavy look and this will definitely maximize staying power.

 

Don’t be afraid to try different foundations. More than often enough the skin becomes immune to foundation so it is advised that you change your foundation every 6-8 months. Here’s a list of foundations we recommend for oily skin.

 

  1. Illuminaire Mattifying Mineral Foundation
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    Illuminaire Mattifying Mineral Foundation

    Do you want a foundation that lasts? This oil absorbing matte finish foundation will become your new best friend. It will not rub off or sweat off and it is also water resistant which makes it a perfect foundation for oily skin.

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  2. Dermablend Intense Powder Foundation
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    Dermablend Intense Powder Foundation

    This powder camo foundation is ideal for oily skin. The formula offers a medium shine free coverage, able to cover any imperfections, redness and blemishes without looking too heavy or “cakey”.

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  3. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum
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    Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum

    If you want a natural looking finish, try this No Foundation Foundation Serum. It is a great foundation for oily skin with a semi-matte suede finish and a breathable second skin effect.

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  4. Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Serum Matte Foundation
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    Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Serum Matte Foundation

    Paula’s Choice Resist Foundation is suitable for all skin types, however the matte finish will pair perfectly with oily skin. It functions both as a makeup product and an anti-aging serum, which is an ideal choice for those with mature skin.

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  5. Bareminerals Blemish Remedy Foundation
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    Bareminerals Blemish Remedy Foundation

    Soak up your unwanted oil with this lose powder foundation. It instantly reduces the look of facial redness and minimizes the appearance of large pores. This foundation is smooth and blendable which will ensure you can build the product up if you want more of a full coverage.

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  6. Dermablend Blurring Mousse Camo Foundation
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    Dermablend Blurring Mousse Camo Foundation

    Dermablend blurring mousse is a fitting foundation for oily skin. It is dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic which means that it is free from ingredients that are known to clog up pores. The oil-free mousse formula utilises Dermablends innovative resurfacing technology which is able to address the look of uneven skin texture, visibly level bumps and smooth the appearance of scars.

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  7. By Terry Cover Expert SPF15 Foundation
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    By Terry Cover Expert SPF15 Foundation

    Achieve enviable coverage with By Terry Cover Expert Foundation. Delivering an ultra smooth finish and the addition of SPF15 sun protection protects from the sun and daily pollutants. This light weight correcting foundation reveals a bright and radiant complexion that is flawless and matte- making it a great foundation for oily skin!

     

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  8. Babor Age ID Mattifying Foundation
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    Babor Age ID Mattifying Foundation

    Balance and perfect oily skin with the Babor Age ID Mattifying Foundation. It is a buildable liquid foundation that delivers a flawless matte finish.

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  9. Stila Stay All Day Foundation
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    Stila Stay All Day Foundation

    Real customers boast that this 2 in 1 concealer and foundation is “amazing” and even on the oiliest of  skin it offers great coverage and is extremely long lasting. Unique oxygen technology leaves skin hydrated and includes a synergistic combination of botanical extracts that have been shown to help enhance circulation and blow flood, resulting in an increase of oxygen being delivered to the skin and letting it breathe.

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  10. High Definition Powder Foundation Pro Palette
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    High Definition Powder Foundation Pro Palette

    Get gorgeous skin all year round with this Pro Palette by High Definition. The array of matte hue shades will serve you in the hot summer months when your skin is golden as well as the colder months when you need a little boost. Try contouring with this palette too to really add some definition to your face! The powder formula reduces the amount of unwanted oil on your skin and will look velvety smooth all day long.

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Lucinka Hodnett

Lucinka Hodnett

Resident Makeup Artist

Passionate about the way cosmetics make you feel; I am a professional makeup artist with over 7 years’ experience. I am inspired by real women and natural features and believe that getting beauty basics right is crucial.


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