Greetings, and welcome to today’s post devoted to Foundations for Oily skin. I have done one on dry skin already, so now it’s time to put oily skin into the spotlight. I’m sure for those who are oily skin sufferers, aside from the oily and shiny factor, being prone to those dreaded spots can be bit of a bummer for ones confidence, including an excess use of powder application as it seems no matter how much you put on, the oiliness seems to always come through. So I decided to go on a bit of a hunt to find the most ideal foundations for oily skin ranging from those that give a natural/silky finish, to those that provide a more fuller and thicker coverage. So here goes.
First up on the list is a high end one; Clarins Ever Matte Oil-Free foundation ($50 AUD). With the words ”Matte oil free”, this will definitely keep away unwanted shine without the drying out factor thanks to it’s hydrating and moisturising properties to give the skin a nice smooth as a baby’s butt finish.
Second is the Stila Natural Finish Oil-Free Makeup($50-$65 AUD). Now don’t let the luminous feel of this liquid foundation fool you. Available in 12 shades, this fancy glass bottle will keep away the oil while giving you a nice, natural dewy finish, due to it’s ultra light formula. Now what oily skin sufferer wouldn’t want that?.
Next is the Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Make-Up. If you are a sucker for the ”barely there look” (like me), you may enjoy this foundation, as it gives great coverage while keeping the oiliness at bay. The finish will give your complexion a fresh, and radiant look as it works with the natural tones of the skin, so you’ll never get that thick/cakey feeling. Unless of course it’s the edible kind of cake ^^.
Fourth is the Lancome Teint Idole Silky Matte Foundation. If you’re a fan of Asian beauty products, then you might want to try this foundation. The formula includes water molecules making this a light foundation that smoothly glides over skin. I’d say it’s quite similar to the Estee Lauder one mentioned above as it reduces shine, minimizes visible pores and imperfections, giving a silky smooth, fresh finish. Jury’s still out as to whether it actually lives up to the claim of lasting 18 hours; I would say more along the lines of 10 hours, but either way its a great foundation considering it’s for oily skin. SPF 15.
On a bit of a budget?? Try the famous Revlon Colourstay Foundation: Oily Skin ($35 AUD). Thanks to the oil-free formula, this foundation will give a lovely natural matte finish, and keep the oiliness at bay. Cover is medium build, so this would be ideal for special occasions when you want to look your best. SPF6.
Problematic skin ruining your life? The Clinique Anti-Blemish Foundation: Oily Skin ($50 AUS) may be worth trying out. Designed for problematic skin, this will keep that nasty oil under control, while keeping your skin clear. Coverage is medium, with a matte finish, minus the chalky/cake/heavy feel.
And last but certainly not least is a personal favourite of mine and that is the MAC Matchmaster Foundation($49 AUD). Coverage is medium build, and is an ideal choice for oily skin, especially if a lot of the oiliness is around the T-zone, as it seems to do very well at keeping that under control. Gives a matte finish, that’s not too dry and not too shiny. Photographs quite well considering the SPF is 15. Also great for combination skin. SPF15.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and found it informative in any way. If you have any other foundations that are ideal for oily skin, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below. Otherwise, I’ll see you all in the next post ^^.