Top 10 Lightweight Foundations For Oily Skin

Jan 04, 2021
04:23 A.M.
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When you have oily skin, you need a foundation that will manage that unwanted shine and still feel good on the skin. These ten foundations might have just what you’re looking for.


Different skin types have different needs and you know that if you have oily skin, you tend to be prone to breakouts, acne scarring and uneven skin tone, You need a foundation that will give you the appropriate coverage and won’t be quick to leave you looking greasy.

To suit your oily skin needs, there's a wide selection of foundations. Some that offer sun protection and even moisture, all while keeping you beautifully matte.

Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation


Price: $20.00

Using a powder makeup brush, apply this mattifying powder foundation that’ll help even out your skin tone and manage oily skin’s appearance.

Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation


Price: $52

Looking to splurge? Dior's long-wear foundation has phenomenal coverage and a natural finish. Not to mention that it’s waterproof for those long warm days.

Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation


This one is a cult classic among the drugstore options for oily skin. And it’s friendly on the pocket! The oil-free formula looks light but not to be underestimated. You can build up to fuller coverage to conceal blemishes.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Oil-Free Matte Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+ [Light]


Price: $39.50

Ideal for sun protection, this two-in-one foundation for oily skin contains SPF 50 and will give you a lasting matte finish.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation


Price: $35

Incredible shade range boasting an astounding fifty shades. This bestseller provides a soft matte, shine-free finish, buildable to medium coverage.

Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation


Price: $4.97

A great value for money buy, this lightweight, long-lasting, and oil-free foundation from Rimmel provides shine control, blurs pores, and blends smoothly for flawless application.

Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup


Price: $31

Uneven skin and acne scars commonly occur when you have oily skin, and it’s for that reason, this foundation is perfect. It contains salicylic acid, ideal for managing acne.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation


Price: $43

Estée Lauder’s foundation offers a medium to full coverage that gives a natural finish and is available in fifty-six shades.

Matte Foundation SPF 15


Price: $32

“Powder foundations are great at combatting oil,” Scibelli says. This here offers a shine-free but natural finish. It contains SPF 15 for an added boost of sun protection.

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation


Price: $49.00

Get the full-coverage you’re looking for with this cult-fave. It contains shea butter, which provides moisture yet is still mattifying (due to its oil-absorbing minerals and powders)