You spend an hour in the AM setting your makeup right, yet the base starts melting and creasing by the PM. The soaring temperatures and the resulting sweat doesn’t do your makeup any favor too. Sounds familiar? If you’ve oily skin, you would definitely go aye. We get it – It would be like a dream come true to stumble upon a face-saving foundation that doesn’t get overwhelmed by the greasy zones and refuses to budge.
Luckily, we are here to help you find the foundations you would definitely want to spend the foreseeable future with.
Best Foundation For Oily Skin
Here’s a lowdown on the best foundations for oily skin that will neither ghost on you nor leave your face greasy.
Tips For Choosing And Applying Foundation For Oily Skin
- Know your skin tone (light, medium, deep) and skin undertone (cool, neutral, warm) before you choose the foundation shade. There should ideally be no difference between your skin color and the foundation shade. For a quick trial, dab a short line of the foundation on your jawline and leave it on for a few minutes to observe how it looks on your skin. Avoid testing the color on your wrist as it might give you inaccurate results.
- Your skin type plays an important role in deciding which formulation you should opt for. For example, if you’ve oily skin, look for oil-free, matte finish formula and if you’ve dry skin look for creamy, dewy finish formula.
- Invest in a foundation brush and makeup sponge if you want the product to blend seamlessly without the formation of patches or creases.
- We get it – it always seems like you could do with a wee bit more of the magical foundation. However, refrain from dabbing on more as it will keep you from achieving a natural finish. After all, cakey finishes can make your face look overdone and who wants that?
- Powdering can feel satisfying especially on oily skin. However, don’t overdo the compact powder on your foundation as it will trigger your skin to produce more oil. Instead stick to matte finish foundations with long staying power. Another pro-tip? Use the setting spray before you apply the foundation. This will help with two things: Make the foundation stick around for longer and eliminate the excess oils.
- Don’t let the oily T-zone ruin your makeup. Keep blotting papers in handy to simply press onto the greasy zones during the day. This will help nix midday shine and allow your makeup base to last longer.
- If you are a primer girl, great! If you still haven’t experienced the wonders of the primer, do it right away. Think of the primer as a skin prep which minimizes the appearance of pores and makes the foundation stay put even past your 9-to-5.
- Always work the foundation in light layers before building the coverage. This will help you understand if you’ve achieved the right finish before you go overboard and slather on more than your face can handle.
Nykaa Recommends: Colorbar Picture Perfect Foundation Brush, Nykaa Prep Me Up! Face Primer
FAQs On Foundation For Oily Skin
1. Which foundation is good for oily skin?
Always look for oil free foundations for oily skin. Apart from that, consider non-comedogenic formulas which won’t clog pores with dirt or excess oil, breathable coverage that will feel lightweight on skin, and shine-controlling formula with matte finish that doesn’t fade.
Nykaa Recommends: NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation, Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse
2. Is foundation bad for acne on oily skin?
Not really. The trick is to avoid formulas that can trigger breakouts. If you’ve an acne-prone oily skin, choose formulas that are dermatologically tested, oil-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic. Also, avoid layering your face with too much foundation. Look for foundations with breathable coverage so the product feels light, almost like second-skin.
3. What is the best way to apply foundation for oily skin?
- Start with a clean base. You can achieve that by cleansing your face with a mild face wash.
- Apply primer on your face to prep it for the foundation.
- Now, apply your favorite foundation and blend it with the help of a foundation brush. Ensure you dab a few dots of the product and don’t apply excess.
- Finish with a hydrating setting spray.