6 Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin Under $15

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* Makeup that lasts all day and keeps oil at bay
* No slipping or sliding off throughout the day
* Buildable coverage with matte (not flat) finishes 

While oily skin might seem like a hassle to those who have to deal with it, it is actually one of the better skin types to have when it comes to aging, because the oils keep your skin hydrated and moisturized which in turn, keeps the fine lines and wrinkles at bay. However, while a nice, natural “glow” is always pretty, no one wants to feel greasy or look like an oil slick.

We’ve rounded up some of the best oil-controlling and mattifying drugstore foundations that will help keep your oily skin and your wallet in check.

1. CYO Matte Foundation

The CYO Matte Foundation is a long-lasting, liquid foundation that is meant to mattify the skin for up to 14 straight hours. This foundation is medium to full coverage, goes on lightweight while being comfortable to wear and contains antioxidants to help keep skin feeling moisturized all day long. In our opinion, it’s one of the most underrated affordable foundations on the market.

Matte Foundation CYO Image Courtesy Walgreens


2. Maybelline Fit Me Matte

One of Maybelline’s most popular and revered foundations is their Fit Me Matte and Poreless. Not only is this foundation available in an incredible number of shade options, but it is specially made to fit the unique texture issues for normal to oily skin types. It contains a special technology using the brand’s proprietary blurring micro-powders that blur the look pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and flawless finish.

Fit Me Foundation Maybelline Image Courtesy Ulta


3. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte

Another great drugstore foundation option is L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR foundation. The foundation has an air-like texture with a demi-matte finish that blends and glides easily over the skin. As far as oil control, this formula contains “Shine Defy Blotting Spheres” that act like blotting paper, instantly absorbing sweat and oil without disturbing color pigments. It also boasts incredible staying power as well.

Liquid Foundation L'Oreal Infallible Image Courtesy Ulta


4. Revlon Colorstay Makeup

Revlon’s ColorStay Liquid Makeup offers up to 24 hours of bullet-proof coverage that helps control oil all day long. The oil-free formula gives a flawless matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage.

Foundation Revlon Colorstay Image Courtesy Ulta


5. Neutrogena SkinClearing Makeup

Neutrogena’s SkinClearing Makeup is unique formula in that it contains their MicroClear technology which helps cut through oil to help speed the delivery of acne medicine straight to the source of breakouts. In doing so, this makeup not only treats blemishes but also helps prevent emerging acne breakouts for clearer skin. Thanks to its anti-acne properties, this is also a perfect foundation for those with oily skin and unwanted texture.

Liquid Makeup Neutrogena Image Courtesy Amazon


6. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

NYX’s newly launched Can’t Stop Won’t Stop is a lightweight, waterproof foundation that provides full coverage and keep oil in check all day long. It has intense pigmentation that comes in 45 tones that glide on smooth, delivering matte coverage that stays put for up to 24 hours.

Foundation NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Image Courtesy Ulta