5 Best Foundation For Oily Skin For Any Woman Out There

Best Foundation For Oily Skin For Any Woman

Getting the best foundation for oily skin is one of the common struggles with makeup lovers. Don’t get it twisted, there’s no foundation out there that will last for 24 hours on oily skin, even though so many say they can.

In fact, I don’t think any girl with oily skin is looking for such, a good 6-10 hrs last is all we ask. If you eventually find the one that can last you that long without looking all greasy, that foundation should be kept on a high table.


Best stick foundation for oily skin

Me, personally I’ve got a few foundations that I greet in the mornings, it is not even that they last for 18 hours, just the fact that they can last 8-10 hrs alone has earned them a place among my junk foods. The small cash that I would have was been saved for a Guerlain bronzer, I will then use it instead for a blotting powder.

We, makeup addicts, know that any product that cannot be used for 5 million makeup purposes is a waste of indulgence. A Bronzer can be used for eyebrow, as a transition color on the crease, as a contour powder before it even serves its original purpose as a Bronzer. But blotting powder is just there, just to blot, nothing special. So I don’t see any reason why I will have it on my must-buy list.


Unfortunately, it has earned a high ranking position in most of our list. Well, as oily skin mamas, we can’t run from it, that’s why  I’m here to help you move that blot powder to the bottom of the list.

So many people blame their makeup problem on the concealer or primer or even powders, the truth is, a foundation is the most important part of the makeup process, after the face of course. Just as its name FOUNDATION, it applies to everything, houses, investing in a business, even relationships, everything.

If you have a rocky foundation, we all know how it ends, no need for me to waste word counts.

  1. This also applies to makeup, the better your foundation, the better the outcome.
  2. Choosing the right primer will definitely give you the best result, but that doesn’t necessarily mean if you don’t use a good primer the foundation won’t still work, it will last.
  3. If you don’t get the foundation right there’s a possibility that it won’t last.
  4. Rewind, let me rephrase, if you use the wrong foundation for oily skin, I give you a good one hour, it will start looking greasy.
  5. Well, the other alternative is to carry a hand fan around or those little glam fans and keep close to your face constantly, but then not all of us are that boujie, the hand pain is not even worth it.


Best oily skin foundation

As a makeup fanatic with very oily skin, I have tried an endless number of foundations even the very matte ones, and would still get shine and foundation melt after two hours.

Another thing to note is not every matte foundation is good for oily skin. Having a matte finish is a different game altogether, as some people just naturally like that finish not minding their skin type.

Over the years, I have used a lot of foundations, trying and testing, to see which will last longer with minimal touch-up. I even buy foundations that I already know is not suitable for me just for the satisfaction.

If you are addicted to makeup like I am, you know this, we don’t buy some products because we want to use them, we can just look at the product, feel the texture, drink two glasses of water, and that’s dinner, nothing gives that much satisfaction, nothing I tell you.


Eventually, I gradually turned myself into an unwanted makeup consultant to anybody that cares to give me an audience. Don’t let me see you with a greasy face, I don’t care if we are in a salon, work, tram, train or even church, we are going to talk.

We will fix it. I must recommend the product and if you are not convinced, worry not, I live 5 minutes away from the town center, I’m getting you a free sample. Funny thing is, I don’t even ask for feedback, but I somehow got it. People told me how the product worked on them, the average hour it lasted, I sometimes get lucky and get my weave straightened for free.


Here is the best foundation for oily skin I’d recommend for even your wedding, both high end and drug store. Thank me later;

Best oily skin foundation

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

This is my personal favorite, its good with texture, with mature skin, has a very good color range, its not very heavy, dries very matte and lasts long with minimal touch-up and its full coverage, go hard or go home.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation, No. 2n2 Buff, 1 Ounce

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  • provides physical barrier against the sun and pollution
  • Satin finish
  • more luminous & healthy looking
  • Country of origin is United States
  • Skin type: normal


2. Make up forever professional mat velvet +liquid foundation

This is another full coverage matte foundation, can last a good 12- 15 hours with a little touch-up, and can stay up to 6 hours before any shine.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup, Deep Golden, 1 fl. oz. Oil-Free Foundation

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  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation: For a natural looking medium coverage liquid foundation makeup, look no further; In 40 shades, you'll find a fit for every skin tone; Best for normal to oily skin; refines pores for a natural looking matte finish
  • A Shade That Fits Me: Maybelline Fit Me liquid foundation provides coverage for a wide array of skin tones, from Ivory to Mocha; Use as a full face foundation with buildable coverage for a flawless, natural-looking, "I woke up like this" finish
  • Maybelline Fit Me For A Flawless Face: With Matte + Poreless foundation or Dewy+ Smooth foundation with SPF 18, concealer, finishing powder, bronzer and blush, Maybelline New York Fit Me collection has everything you need to put your best face forward
  • Create any look with Maybelline; foundation, BB creams, concealers, and setting powders for the perfect canvas, eye shadows, mascara, brow pencils, and eyeliners for any eye look and lip products, from showstopping lipstick to plumping lip gloss
  • Remove Maybelline Makeup With Micellar Water: Use Garnier Micellar Water as a gentle makeup remover at night, and as a facial cleanser in the morning to prep skin for Maybelline makeup


3. Lancome teint idole ultra 24 hours foundation

This has full coverage and has a matte finish. it didn’t last that long for me because I started getting shine after four hours, which is not too bad.  But then every other person that used it said it was great and lasted an average of 8hrs. and we know the majority carries the vote, hence.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h Wear & Comfort Retouch-free Divine Perfection Foundation - Oil-free. Fragrance-free SPF 15 (330 Bisque N)

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  • 24 HOUR FULL COVERAGE, foundation with a flawless, natural matte finish, & lightweight, breathable feel. Transfer & humidity resistant
  • OIL-FREE, foundation feels lightweight and breathable on skin. Color stays fresh all day without oxidizing or fading.
  • SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN, Tested under dermatological control. Non-comedogenic.
  • ALL DAY TRUE COLOR, in 50 diverse shades.
  • FRANCE HAS A WORD FOR BEAUTY: LANCÔME - Since its founding in 1935 by visionary parfumeur Armand Petitjean, the luxury brand has been synonymous with efficacy, innovation, and French elegance.

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4. Loreal 24 hour infallible foundation

Very affordable drug store full coverage foundation dries matte and doesn’t crease, can give you a good 9-13 hours.

L'Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Up to 24HR Pro-Glow Foundation, 204 Natural Buff, 1 fl. oz.

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  • Infallible Pro Glow Foundation With Spf: Lightweight and creamy, this long lasting medium-coverage foundation goes on smooth and finishes with a glow that lasts; The hydrating foundation with SPF is ideal for normal to dry skin
  • Infallible Face Makeup: Everything from the Infallible foundations, contour kits, and powders are professionally formulated for an expert look that lasts for hours on end, so you get color, definition and coverage that lasts
  • The Foundation Of Your Look: From BB creams to blush, L'Oréal has everything you need for a smooth, even finish; Highlight to illuminate your look, use concealer to hide imperfections or apply contouring makeup for enhanced, defined features
  • Because You're Worth It: L'Oréal Paris helps you create the look you want with our full line of makeup including foundations, concealers, highlighter makeup, eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks and much more
  • Perfect To Pair With: Try with our Infallible Pro Glow Face Primer to prepare, perfect and illuminate while it hydrates skin for better makeup application


5. Too-faced’ born this way’ liquid foundation

This says it’s medium to full coverage but its nowhere near medium. Very good product, it doesn’t spread or crease and has a matte finish.

Too Faced Born This Way Medium-to-Full Coverage Foundation in Light Beige 1 OZ

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  • Medium-to-full undetectable coverage
  • Longwearing for 12 hours
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Hyaluronic filling spheres for a smoother, more youthful appearance
  • Coconut water to aid in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels

Have a shine-free summer.

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