Best Foundation for Oily Skin

What is the best foundation for oily skin? How can you stop that oily face appearing by lunch-time? Below you can browse through the ultimate foundation guide for oily skin. You can use the arrows at the top of each column on the table to sort by various features, like price, rating or coverage. There are some great foundations here with rave reviews. I’ve tried really hard to find the best ones.

Product Name
Price Approx US $
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation

Medium445An oil-free matte foundation. It is very buildable so you can go as sheer or as matte as you like. Users say it doesn't cause break-outs like so many other foundations have.
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet

Medium to Full404.4There's a soft finish to this foundation, so that some 'real skin' can still be seen through but it generally 'evens things out'. Quite a few users swear by using the Make-Up Forever primer to make it really long lasting.
Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10

Full604.5One of the big names that everyone with oily skin should try at least once. It gives a full coverage, literally covering everything, but feels light and non-greasy. Another big plus is that it has real staying power, lasts and lasts until the end of the day and oiliness is kept at bay. Outstanding.
Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10

Full454.5True staying power - lasting anywhere from 8 to 10 hours. True covering power too, covering everything to give a smooth finish. Works well for oily and sensitive skin, doesn't cause break-outs.
Maybelline New York Super Stay 24Hr Makeup

Full104.3Another great drug store foundation, it has long-term staying power, lasting the whole day with no break-through shininess. Users say it gives a full but natural coverage. Some find it feels lighter on the skin than Revlon Colorstay and another added bonus is that it doesn't smudge, it's smudge-proof.
Revlon ColorStay Makeup, Combination/Oily Skin

Full104.3The Best Drug Store Foundation for oily skin, this liquid stays in place, even on the hottest days of summer. There's no feeling of melting away and shine stays away for the whole day. A really great 'go to' foundation.
glominerals gloProtective Liquid Foundation

Medium to Full335Glominerals is a relative newcomer on the cosmetics scene, but with its pharmceutical grade ingredients and parabens-free products, it's fast gaining a fantastic reputation. This liquid mineral foundation goes on easily and gives good coverage. It doesn't cause break-outs and is good for sensitive acne-prone skin. A little goes a long way so the price works out being worth the extra in the long-run.
Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup

Light to Medium11 to 244.3Light to medium coverage, this is a great foundation for anyone with acne skin. Due to the salicylic acid which acts as a mild exfoliant, it can help reduce break-outs and prevent further ones as the salicylic acid keeps pore unclogged. The long-lasting power of this foundation also makes it a firm favourite with many users.

The interactive table includes the following headings which can guide you in the right direction:
1) Foundation picture
2) Foundation name
3) Coverage – full, medium or light
4) Price – These are approximate prices on but these change daily depending on deals and so on, so it is only a guide
5) Rating – this is based on the user rating from but in my notes I also consider other users views from other websites.
6) Notes – here I explain what makes this product stand out, what makes it unique in just a couple of sentences.

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