6 Best Foundations For Oily Skin Worth The Splurge

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* Oily skin requires oil free foundation
* Matte, long-wearing formulas for a poreless finish 
* Top reviewed high end products worth the extra penny

Foundations for oily skin have come a long way and are now next-level good. We have rounded up some of the best foundations that are not only ideal for oily and acne prone skin types but will also work for normal and sensitive skin types as well. The foundations below will control oil, are long lasting and will leave your skin looking flawless and pore-free.

1. BareMinerals Original Foundation

Bare Minerals Original Foundation is a cult favorite, mineral-based foundation that is ideal for oily skin types.  It has a buildable formula made with five mineral ingredients that swirl from powder to silky cream and melt into the skin for a natural luminous finish. The best part(s) of this foundation is that it provides mineral-based, broad-spectrum sunscreen protection, and contains a weightless formula that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

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2. Fenty Beauty Matte Foundation

Rihanna made a splash on the makeup scene with her Fenty beauty launch and it’s best-selling Pro Filt’r Matte liquid foundation. This foundation comes in a boundary-breaking range of 40 different shades. In addition to the endless color options is the incredible, soft-matte formula keeps oil at bay without looking overly dry. The formula is also incredibly long-wearing and provides medium to full, buildable coverage. This oil-free foundation is also made with climate-adaptive technology that is resistant to sweat and humidity and won’t clog pores.

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3. MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

MAC’s Pro Longwear Foundation is a waterproof formula that is easily adaptable as a foundation or concealer and wears for an amazing 24 hours. This budge-proof, oil-free foundation is lightweight, repels moisture and blends seamlessly with medium to full coverage that actually looks like skin.

Prolongwear Foundation MAC Image Courtesy Ulta


4. It Cosmetics CC Cream Matte

It Cosmetics CC Cream Oil-Free Matte Formula is the latest incarnation of this beloved formula, that now comes in an oil-free variation with SPF 40 physical sunscreen and a 12-hour matte finish. This cream delivers color-correcting full coverage finish along with anti-aging skin care that leaves a poreless, natural-looking matte finish. It has been proven to reduce shine and control oil for up to 12 hours and is infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil and tea tree extract to combat blemishes.

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5. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Foundation is an oldie but goodie, perfect for oily, normal and combination skins. This is a comfortable and non-caking foundation powered by Amazonian clay for vegan, oil-free coverage that lasts up to 12 hours. Also included is Vitamin E which acts as a soothing emollient and antioxidant, mineral pigments that soothe and soften the skin and SPF 15 to protect against the aging effects of the sun.

Amazonian Clay Foundation Tarte Image Courtesy Sephora


6. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is another cult-status liquid makeup with a stellar record for anyone who wants medium to full  coverage with a natural matte finish. This foundation formula controls shine, is oil-free, waterproof and won’t rub off or smudge. It is known for being ultra comfortable on your skin yet will last through hot and humid weather for up to 24 hours.

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