How to Choose a Foundation for Oily Skin?


The people who have an oily skin type know that after putting makeup and stepping out of the house their face becomes an oil slick after just a few hours. Not only does it looks unappealing but the face looks like a shiny ball from afar. It requires constant retouching of the makeup in which face powder is applied to control the out of control oily face glands. All of this can be prevented if you choose a right type of foundation for your skin.

Always invest in a good foundation because you can’t risk putting bad products on your face which could lead to bad breakouts. Foundations are available in the markets which are specifically made for an oily skin type. These foundations are known as matte foundations.

They are oil free and absorb excess oil when applied on the face. So always look for those foundations which are labeled as matte. It should also contain SPF high than SPF25 so that your skin is protected from possible sun damage, which is also a very important factor.

Look for long-lasting matte foundations because they stay on the skin longer and since they are matte, they prevent the skin from getting oily throughout the day, hence making it look fresh and appealing.

The foundations should have a light airbrush finish which should not look cakey; it allows the skin to breathe through. They should appear natural when applied onto the face; they should not feel greasy after a while, and they should be easily blended onto the face but make sure that they do not make the skin dry after use.

Now, these foundations could be expensive but have a more flawless finish. If you don’t want to invest high on products but still want to put good products on your face then opt for drug stores foundations, they are comparatively cheaper, then the higher end ones but still does an excellent job in making your skin look the way you want it to be.

Some matte foundations which can be used for oily skin are:

Mac studio fix foundation

It is preferred by many beauty gurus due to its oil-controlling abilities.

Bobbi Brown natural finish long-lasting foundation

Not only is it matte, it also contains an SPF and has a powdery finish which helps absorb oil effectively.

Makeup forever HD invisible cover foundation

This foundation is matte but also gives a radiant finish.

Drugstore Foundation

Now coming to the drugstore foundations which can be afforded by a majority of people, these are:

  • Cover girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation.
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer

The finish is natural and light and also has an SPF

  • Revlon Colorstay Makeup

It has the extra advantage of being very long lasting

So choose the best suits your skin type. Go to the store test it on your hand match it with your skin color and skin type and prevent your skin from looking greasy all day.