Top 5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin | 2017 Reviews
Is there any woman with oily skin who hasn’t stared at her makeup mirror – or the racks of makeup in any store – and cursed the fates that decided to give her something “extra” to worry about when putting on her face?
Finding makeup that works well with oily skin is a real challenge. Thankfully, there are now a number of foundations designed specifically to eliminate that midday shine that develops on the chin and T-zone (central part of the face) when you use “normal” makeup on oily skin. Unlike eyeliner, choosing foundation that is suitable for your skin is a little harder.
Oily skin can be caused by a number of factors, from genetics to hormones, and when you’re under stress the problem only gets worse. The first impulse is do some harsh scrubbing and use a product which claims it will dry out oily skin, but that only makes things worse over the long term. Many women decide to use a “shine-proof” foundation, but most are cream-based and will cake on your face, causing even more problems as your pores become clogged.
The key is to find quality foundations which are oil-free or powders, which will usually have a matte finish. They will give your makeup a reliable base, while soothing your skin and allowing it to breathe. They’re also surprisingly light and long-wearing (well, surprising to women with oily skin, who are accustomed to heavy, short-lived makeup) and will hide your pores while making you feel like you finally have control over the way your face looks.
Here’s our list of the top 5 best foundations for oily skin.
Quick Comparison Table
stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer
Cover FX BB Gel Mattifying Anti Blemish Treatment
Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Supreme Foundation
Maybelline New York SuperStay 24Hr Makeup