When it comes to makeup — specifically foundations, before choosing the right shade for your skin tone you should also remember to think about what category does your skin type falls under. It is one of the most important factors in choosing the right products for your face, just as important as skin care. Our skin changes due to different circumstances such as weather, fluctuating hormones or even poor diet so in order to work around these elements you need to know how to examine your skin in order to classify your skin type. You could have dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, or normal to combination skin.

Many people are asking the question that how to get rid of oily skin? There are different ways available to the individuals. You need to learn about them to get the good health of the skin. The meeting of the needs and requirements of the people is possible through the correct measure that you have adopted. 

When they say oily skin, people think that it is one of the most difficult skin types to work with. Actually it’s not. There are times that oily skin can work with its benefits using its natural oils as moisturizers that protect the skin from damaging components as mentioned above.

There are already lots of skin care and makeup products that are produced with distinct formulations and texture specially made to work best with each skin types. Remember to look for ‘oil-free’ foundations or tinted moisturizers and avoid those with dewy or satin finish, when it comes to foundation it is better to stick with a matte finished one to balance and conceal the oiliness.

Here are some of the best foundations for oily skin you can check out and try, products that are tried, tested and recommended by real life women and makeup experts.

Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Combination to Oily Skin

This is one of the most talked about foundation for oily skin on online beauty forums, and even some professional makeup artists and makeup gurus swears to this product like The Makeup Geek. I also use this product not only on my clients but also for myself when my skin starts to get oily especially during the summer. It has a very buildable medium to full coverage finish which sets beautifully and smoothly on the skin, resulting to a matte and flawless finish. It is affordable but it does its job well.

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldrige speaks highly of this product and recommends this foundation to women with really oily skin and women on beauty forums and community online such as Beautylish. It is an oil free, water resistant foundation that gives a full coverage with a matte finish. One loyal user of this product even swears that this product is ‘literally like magic’. It has high ratings on online makeup stores as well that just proves how good this product is.

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation

Another oil-free and non- comedogenic foundation product that is considered as a holy grail by a lot of women with oily skin is the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation. It has a rich and creamy consistency that gives skin a full, natural and flawless coverage. It received a lot of raves from women online on beauty websites such as makeupalley.com where some considered this product as one of the best foundation they have ever tried for their oily skin. This foundation also has special ingredients such as silk proteins, tea extracts that leaves skin softer and smoother as well.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

One of my personal favorite beauty website would be temptalia.com. I have learned about a lot of products in this this site not only from the author but from other readers as well. On temptalia’s The Hit List: Best Full Coverage Foundation one of the most consistent product mentioned that works well for oily skin is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation. It is said to keep your makeup still look natural even with a full coverage finish without looking cakey. It has a lightweight formulation but with a true staying power so you wouldn’t worry about having retouching every now and then even with the changing climate or whatever activities you have from day to night.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation

Another foundation product that I would personally recommend is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, I have used this and I definitely need to repurchase. It is very buildable and blendable that I can layer even just a little amount for a medium to full coverage as it gives a really smooth finish that sometimes I wouldn’t even find the need to use a concealer. I also like that it is waterproof and it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals which is also great for sensitive skin. I have used this product for oily skinned clients, with a good primer and it lasted the whole day even under the heat with just a few touchups.

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