Picking out a foundation when you have oily skin is such a challenge, I am not sure about you but when I was just starting out with makeup it was a huge struggle for me learning which foundations worked for my skin type. We all know foundation should stay on all day-well at least for our 9-5, right?! Well in most cases it just doesn’t, you prime, powder and spray set and still by the time you walk out your door there’s your all your hard work dripping down your neck. I ask, are you using the proper makeup products for your skin type? Is it oil-free? Was it formulated to control oil, and be used on your oily skin? Luckily you don’t have to scratch your head and wonder, most Makeup companies list the key benefits to using their products. Look for words like Matte, Oil-free, Long wear and oil control.
Why are we oily? We have oily skin due to over production of sebum (the oil which lubricates our skin) When our natural oils mix with the foundation it causes it to move around along with everything on top like blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow. Remember to always use the three step cleansing method Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize. Avoiding moisturizer does not help keep your makeup on longer, it actually makes your skin think it needs to lubricate; so yeah more oil…No thanks!
Need help figuring out where to begin? I have listed 8 Oily skin friendly foundations to help you with your search.
- NARS Sheer Matte Foundation is a sheer yet buildable foundation, leaves skin with a flawless matte finish that looks and feels like skin.
- Too Faced Amazing Skin Foundation is an oil-free weightless silky formula that glides over your skin delivering a flawless finish.
- Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation delivers the ultimate coverage and wear while minimizing the appearance of pores.
- Revlon Colorstay Foundation has a lightweight formula that delivers long wear coverage, won’t cake or rub off but stays put all day.
- Chanel Perfection Lumiére Foundation is a long wear foundation that looks like you are naturally flawless, feels completely weightless and is extremely easy to blend.
- Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + is a full coverage foundation that conceals imperfections, evens out your skintone, while leaving your skin flawlessly matte with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish.
- Rimmel London Stay Matte Mousse is a lightweight oil free foundation that leaves your skin with an all day shine free appearance.
- Neutrogena Shine Control Foundation delivers 8hrs of shine control and provides a natural soft matte finish.