Best Liquid and Powder Foundation for Oily Skin

{YBA} How do I know if my skin is Oily?

I believe that you will already be familiar with different types of skin like sensitive, dry, dehydrated, sensitive, mature and oily skin, but most of us are unsure about their skin type. You have oily skin if,

“Skin appears coarse and unnaturally shiny (greasy), especially on the nose, chin and forehead. Hormonal problems are indicated by cysts/ blemishes around temples, forehead, chin, and above the jaw line.”


“Oily skin tends to be shiny (greasy), has large pores and can be prone to breakouts and blemishes.”

If you have oily skin than finding a best oily skin foundation is a real assignment, as you cannot treat your skin as an experimental object.

Good and Best Oily Skin Foundation

I am going to list some best, well known  and widely trusted oily skin foundations available in the market.

1. Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Foundation

This highly pigmented foundation can be applied lightly for a sheer finish, or layered for fuller coverage. Each shade was designed to enhance the natural undertones of the skin. Ideal for all skin types.

You will notice that company is claiming it for “all skin types”, but it can be best choice for you due to its best part i.e Oil Free. It promotes the natural undertones of the skin. It can be applied lightly for a sheer look. User average rating is 4.2 out of 5 at the time of writing article.

2. Nars

A non-drying and lightweight formula that provides slightly more coverage than NARS Balanced Foundation with a soft, matte finish. Ideal for anyone who prefers an oil-free formula and a matte finish, including normal, combination and active skin types. Enriched with vitamins to condition the skin, this formula helps leaves skin revitalized. Special skin conditioners are added to prevent the formula from appearing thick or dry.

Nars is claiming that the formula is non-drying, and won’t irritate the skin. So it can be the best for very oily skin.

3. Ulta

Ulta is basically an online makeup store. The best thing is that they devote an entire section to oil free products, including foundations, that helps one achieve a beautiful matte finish.

Foundation Powder for Oily Skin

Another choice is foundation powders, or foundations that act like a liquid, but once applied to the skin, turns into a silky smooth powder. I will list here two foundation powders that will minimize the appearance of large pores, while providing a silky, satin-like finish.

  1. MAC Studio Fix
  2. Laura Mercier’s Foundation Powder

Last but not Least

Getting a list of good and promising foundations for oily skin is not end, you’ll still have to try them to see how they work with your particular skin. I think you should insist for sample to your local beauty store by convincing them that you turn into potential customer after finding the best one according to skin.

I have not written oily skin foundation review but have shared you a knowledge about best oily skin foundation.

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