The Top 5 Foundations For Oily Or Acne-Prone Skin

Oily skin can make it difficult for your foundation to stay in place. Plus, you are likely to have excess shine especially around the t zone (forehead and down the nose). For oily or acne-prone skin we’d recommend by starting with Matcha which helps regulate sebum. It will also help to dry out spots, and minimize the appearance of pores and acne scars with regular use.

Once you’ve concealed and color corrected your top areas of concern, it’s time to finish up with your base. Journ Correct & Perfect products will allow for much less product to be used. With oily or acne-prone, it’s imperative your foundation is suited to your skin type so that it stays in place and feels comfortable.

Here are our top foundation picks for oily skin:

Fenty Beauty - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

When Rihanna brought out her makeup line Fenty Beauty, this foundation made waves not least because it comes in an astonishing 50 shades. The Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is medium to full coverage and gives a matte, shine-free finish. It has been formulated with climate-adaptive technology that's resistant to sweat and humidity. It also won’t clog pores and feels light on the skin. 

Estee Lauder - Doublewear Stay-in-place Foundation

If you require a base that simply won’t budge then Estee Lauder Doublewear Stay-in-place Foundation has to be it. As one of the world’s top-selling foundations, Doublewear is synonymous with flawless coverage that still looks natural. With over 60 shades, this medium coverage foundation caters for all skin tones. It’s also a popular choice for brides as it photographs nicely and of course as its name suggests - it stays in place! It also gives excellent coverage for acne-prone skin too.

Tarte - Amazonian Clay Foundation

Tarte is one of the best makeup brands for including skincare within their makeup, so if you like how Matcha color corrects and treats your skin at the same time, you’ll love the Amazon Clay Foundation. The clay helps mattify the skin which is perfect for anyone who finds they get oily throughout the day. The vegan formula comes in 40 shades, and lasts all day without settling in creases or lines. Skincare based makeup is also much kinder to skin, especially acne-prone skin.

Two Faced - Born This Way Foundation

Want a foundation that looks like your skin but better? The Two Faced Born This Way Foundation offers lightweight, buildable coverage across its 35 shades. It’s made with coconut water to keep your skin hydrated, along with alpine rose to brighten your complexion. If your skin doesn’t require heavy coverage, you can just use a small amount where needed. It’s perfect for using after Matcha to complete your look.

Makeup Forever - Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation

Available in both a compact and liquid formulation, the Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation comes in 40 shades. It’s great for oily skin because it gives a full coverage but with a matte finish. The brand is used backstage on TV a lot due to the impeccable finish it gives, especially on oily skin types. Makeup Forever also has a famous range of primers and setting powders to ensure long wear.

If you have oily skin, we hope you find the above foundations helpful when used in combination with Matcha. Have another foundation recommendation for us? Be sure to follow and tag us over on Instagram and we’ll take a look!