Oily skin can be a real pain when it comes to foundations. They either slide off, or dry your skin out too much. If you’ve got breakouts AND oily skin, it can be even worse trying to get good coverage that doesn’t look greasy within an hour..
If this sounds like you.. I know how you feel. That’s why I want to share some of my favorite foundations for when my skin is super oily.
If you have other foundations that you love for oily skin, drop them in the comments below to help others out!
#1 Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream for Oily Skin
So this was one of my favorite foundations for the longest time. I would consider this a medium to full coverage cream. I find that it covers breakouts really well, if they’re not dried out. Because this is a matte cream, I do find that it looks flaky around dry skin.
Even though it’s made for oily skin, I sometimes found that I would have to blot oil off of my face during the day. But.. this is Florida and the humidity can be contributing to this too.
But overall, this is still one of my favorite, everyday foundations because it’s a BB cream it makes rushed mornings a bit easier.
If you want to try this BB cream, you can pick it up on Amazon here.
#2 L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Foundation
Okay, so this one has been in my collection FOREVER. Like it was one of the first foundations I ever bought. And I HATED it with a passion because it stuck to those really light hairs on my face. BUT if you shave your face, it’s a fucking amazing foundation.
Since this line started it’s really grown and has a TON off different shades, they’re up to 44 different shades, which makes it a great all around foundation. I typically use the Nude Beige W3 shade.
To me, this is more of a medium to light coverage foundation, which makes it good for those days when you don’t have too many breakouts (read: not on your period).
#3 Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder
This is great for those days when you are wanting some light to medium coverage, or even for a touch up powder during the day. It goes on super creamy and feels really good and light on your skin. Buy it on Amazon.
#4 Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
This is one of the Best Sellers in foundations on Amazon. And I was really hesitant to try it for some reason. I really don’t know why. This is an awesome foundation and one of my favorite foundations for oily skin. It’s got clay which helps to absorb oil and keep you looking matte longer.
The Fit Me foundation is a medium coverage foundation and they’re starting to come in little bags with spouts that remind me of applesauce to be more eco friendly and reduce shipping costs. So if you order this and you don’t get the glass bottle- don’t freak. They say it’s also to help make sure you are able to use every last drop, but I have yet to find this out for myself.
If you’re interested in the Fit Me line- I did a first impression and review on my YouTube channel.
#5 Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combination/Oily Matte Finish
So this is a foundation that has gone through a few different bottles over the years. They do have a more popular version of this for Normal/Dry skin, so be careful when you buy this on Amazon.
I use the combination/oily version which has a matte finish instead of the natural finish that it advertised for the normal/dry skin version.
I really like this foundation because it’s a medium to full coverage that stays put all day. It’s one of those that I don’t have to keep touching up throughout the day and it’s even got 15 SPF. it’s not uch, but it’s something..
#6 Wet n’ Wild Photofocus Dewy Foundation
This is one of those foundations that I use when I want FULL coverage and I know that I’m not looking for all day wear. It does make my skin feel greasy as the day goes on, but it looks fantastic without touch ups for at least 4-5 hours.
So as much as I love my foundations for oily skin, I don’t always love the fact that they dry me out a bit and creates the cycle of my skin producing more oil. I do find that using a good moisturizer and a hydrating serum at night really help my skin produce less oil overall, making these foundations even better looking.