Best Foundation for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin you know what a hassle it can be to keep everything under control. What will definitely make everything look a lot worse is wearing the wrong foundation. You can go from slightly oily to oil field in seconds.

If you want to have a flawless looking complexion then there will be a foundation out there to help you achieve this. There are now more choices of foundation than ever which makes it hard for you to find the perfect one for your skin type and skin tone.

foundation makeup for oily skin

Similar to making a choice for other products for your skin, it is important to choose the right foundation for your personal condition. Below we have looked at some of the different types of foundation available for oily skin. 


A good cream-to-powder foundation is good for people with an oily complexion. It starts as a cream, so it goes on smooth and evenly, but dries as a powder, so it isn’t heavy. It also helps to absorb oil throughout the day.


Also, stay away from any kind of liquid foundation, unless it dries into a powder. It will be too oily, and you’ll be super shiny by the end of the day.

cream to powder foundation

A powder foundation makeup comes in both loose and pressed powder forms and can be applied with a loose powder brush, kabuki brush, makeup sponge or powder puff. A powder foundation helps to soak up excess oil and keep your face looking matte throughout the day.

powder foundation

Keep in mind that the applicator you use to apply your powder foundation can harbor excess oil and bacteria, so make sure to clean or replace your powder applicator regularly to keep from spreading oil and bacteria back onto your skin. 

powder founadtion tan model

MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a good recommendation because it is a combination of powder and foundation and controls oily skin well. It really does offer an excellent matte finish. It’s also hypoallergenic so you won’t have problems with break outs.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid

For those wanting a natural oily skin foundation makeup alternative, a mineral makeup product would be the right fit for you. 


Mineral makeup foundation is also a good choice for those with sensitive skin because it doesn’t have the harsh chemicals and ingredients that are often found in typical powder-type makeup.


Alima Satin Matte Mineral Foundation Powder offers good coverage and does a good job of oil control and it is made from natural ingredients. It offers a matte finish with just enough satin so it looks natural.

mineral makeup for oily skin