The 5 Best Foundations For Oily Skin


If your skin type is oily or combination, we understand it can sometimes be tricky to find a foundation that stays all day and keeps shine at bay. When looking for a foundation for oily skin, be sure to look out for keywords such as “matte,” “oil-free,” and “shine-free” to be sure the formula will work for your skin type. Luckily, there are many oil-free formulas out there that offer a matte finish to keep you looking smooth and oil-free!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation

The Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation by Estée Lauder is a cult-favorite, especially for those with oily skin. Just as the name promises, it stays in place all day and will keep your skin oil-free and shine-free while still being a lightweight formula. It’s available in over 55 shades that range from light to deep and cover all undertones from cool to neutral to warm.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation 

The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation has rave reviews for its ultra-thin formula that still provides buildable full coverage. It’s perfect for those who want a true matte look and doesn’t budge all day long. It’s also offered in over 50 shades which means you’ll have no problem finding your ideal color match.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, we suggest trying the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation. It’s long-wearing and provides a “demi-matte” finish which works to reduce shine while still allowing the skin to look natural.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Foundation

If you’re looking for a formula that gives you a matte finish while still looking like your real skin, you’ll love the Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Foundation. It’s vegan and offers buildable medium coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. The formula is waterproof and feels like a second skin while the shade range offers more than 50 options.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 

Another affordable foundation option for those with oily skin is the Maybelline Fit Me founation in the Matte + Poreless formulation. It offers a natural-finish, medium coverage formula that refines the look for pores, which is key for those with oily skin. It also comes in a range of over 40 shades, which is sometimes rare with foundations at a lower price point.

Olivia Di Pede

Olivia Di Pede

Olivia loves all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. In her free time, she can be found taking yoga classes, reading thriller novels, and styling outfits on Instagram.