Best foundations for oily skin

Best foundations for oily skin 2014

Ever wondered what are the best foundations for oily skin? Even though it’s winter time and my skin feels a bit dry, it still gets very oily and shiny throughout the day. Finding a foundation that really suits my skin-meaning gives me a nice shine-free coverage and doesn’t break me out-can be tricky, but I do have few favorites that I’d like to share with you today!

Revlon Colorstay review

Revlon Colorstay. This is one of the most popular and best drugstore foundations out there. It comes in two different formulas: dry/normal skin and combination/oily skin. I use the latter. It has a medium to full 24h coverage with a lightweight formula. This baby has a special time release technology formulated for oily skin to control oil absorption. It’s definitely the best drugstore foundation for oily skin.

Best drugstore foundation for oily skin

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous. I already reviewed this foundation here. It’s a 3in1 foundation that is supposed to work as a primer, concealer and foundation in one. It has an all-day, long-wear formula and SPF of 20. If you have more of a combination skin, this foundation is not for you. It looks awful on dry areas of the skin, but it’s amazing for oily skin, especially for a drugstore product.

Chanl perfection lumiere review

Chanel Perfection Lumiere. Another long-wear, all-day formula with a beautiful matte and very natural-looking finish.

lock it tattoo foundation review

Kat VonD Lock it Tattoo foundation. Very highly pigmented foundation that provides a very full coverage. It has natural polymers that absorb the oil. A little goes a very long way, the only thing that I don’t particularly like is the smell, which is sort of like an industrial-paint smell, even though the product is labeled as “fragrance free”

Makeup For ever mat velvet foundation review

Make up For Ever Mat Velvet. Probably my favorite foundation to use in the Summer, it feels so very light on the skin, it has a very lightweight, thin consistency but still provides beautiful coverage. It is oil free and water resistant.

Pro finish foundation

Make up For Ever Pro Finish powder foundation. My favorite powder foundation; it has a great non-chalky formula that is formulated with a vegetal coated bio-mimetic pigments which allows the coverage to be buildable while providing a natural matte finish.

Estee lauder double wear foundation old formula review

Estee Lauder Double Wear (old formula). This was (is) my Holy Grail foundation-the only thing that I would put on my skin on special occasions. Unfortunately, the formula of this product has been changed and from what I hear, this foundation is not as amazing as it used to be. Thankfully I still have a few bottles left :) . This thing does not smudge, it provides a flawless, natural finish and stays shine-free for HOURS. I haven’t used the new formula, so I cannot vouch for it.

Checkout my video where I talk about these products.

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  • The Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet sounds perfect for Summer! My favourite foundation is Superbalanced foundation by Clinique – it’s the best I’ve ever tried, I always go back to it :) xxx

    • It’s really great! I haven’t tried any of Clinique’s foundations, might give Superbalanced a try, thanks!

  • I’ll have to try some of these out! I have SUCH oily skin. I’ve been using The Face Shop’s power perfection BB cream which has been working well, but I’ll have to think about that Make Up Forever powder!

    • Me too! Even when my skin gets a little dry, it still gets very oily and shiny. That powder is amazing, I also use it as a foundation, it works great!

  • Ray

    I love the Estee Lauder Double-Wear foundation! I want to try all of those other ones!

    • Do you have the new formula one? I’d like to try it, but I only read low reviews.

  • Christina

    I would really love to try the Chanel one. I think it would be perfect for my skin.


    • It’s really nice, and it smells so fancy :D

      • Christina

        I’ve heard a lot of people say it smells really good! It makes me want to smell it, which seems a bit odd. :)

  • That blue nail varnish is beautiful <3

    Sophie xox

  • ^ I’m so sorry about the previous comment Paula, the comment was intended for another blog but I had your lovely one open up too & I must have clicked the wrong button, doh! :/

    Anyway, what I wanted to tell you was that I love your choices and your wonderful video; you’re right it can be so hard trying to find the perfect match for your skin. I have always really liked the look of Revlon foundations & the Kat Von D bottle is so pretty & sounds very tempting, I really admire her also! :)

    They have just stopped the foundation product I love & it worked perfectly on my fair skin, typical :D

    Sophie <3

    • Oh it’s ok Sophie, no worries :D

      Thank you so much! It’s the worst thing ever when you like something that really suits your needs and then it gets discontinued :(

  • Andrea

    Thank you for the nice review! Lovely info!

  • I can never find a liquid foundation that works for me :( I always feel like they are too heavy and make me look too oily. I haven’t tried many however, but the MUFE mat velvet foundation sounds like it could work for me, as you mentioned it is light. Great reviews Paula!

    • Mat Velvet is absolutely amazing and feels super light on the skin!