5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

Are you finding it difficult to choose a foundation which doesn’t lead to oil breaking through? DESIblitz presents 5 best selling foundations for oily skin.

5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

"Won't change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable."

Do you notice a greasy T-zone on your skin? Had enough of piling on your foundation only to still have a more shiny look?

Well, foundations for oily skin could be the solution.

DESIblitz has rounded up 5 mattifying foundations, which will minimise the oiliness, for a clearer complexion.

These foundations will be sure to tame your natural oils. They will keep you looking fresh for longer, barely needing to touch up throughout the day.

The brands chosen have a variety of shades to offer. They also cater for Desi skin tones, which is the ultimate bonus!

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation


One of the favourite foundations for oily skin, the Nars Sheer Glow.

Although the name of the foundation is ‘Sheer Glow,’ it doesn’t add any extra shine. It just leaves you with a healthier looking skin complexion.

The coverage is great, no concealer is needed.

This foundation isn’t thick, blending perfectly into the skin. Once it’s on, it stays on.

With or without primer, this foundation is perfect for oily skin.

In comparison, it has a much better consistency and staying power than its Sheer Matte version.

Get it here at Nars Cosmetics for £31.

YSL Fusion Ink Foundation


One of the light textured foundations for oily skin, the YSL Fusion Ink.

This foundation is the ultimate saviour for oiliness.

It has a thin consistency. But, can build up to a medium coverage.

It’s staying power is great, you don’t need a primer, nor any finishing powder.

This foundation promises to stay on for 24 hours, providing a velvet smooth finish to the skin.

In describing the YSL Fusion Ink, High Street store BOOTS says: “Combined, the actives are able to identify and cater to the specific needs of the skin.

“The actives work in unison to both mattify and hydrate simultaneously, ensuring extreme long-wear, regardless of heat, humidity, night or day.

“The complexion remains fresh and free from imperfections from morning to night.”

With its wide range of shades, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for you here, for £31.50.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation


Estee Lauder Double Wear, one of the most popular foundations for oily skin.

It has a natural semi-matte finish and has been raved about since its release.

About their product, Estee Lauder says: “The UK’s NO. 1 Foundation.* 15-hour staying power. Flawless all day.

“This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity.

“Won’t change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.”

It ticks all the boxes for us beauty junkies. So, if you want to look flawless and oil-free, choose your Estee Lauder Double Wear shade here, for £31.

Clinique Stay Matte Foundation


Another good choice for oily skin, the Clinique Stay Matte foundation:

“This lightweight gel-cream texture provides all day coverage with a mattifying finish and feels as comfortable as wearing nothing at all,” says its official cosmetic company, Clinique.”

They further add, it: “Controls oil breakthrough and keeps skin shine-free, even in extreme heat and humidity all day.

“Contains shine absorbers to refine the look of troubled areas. Skin looks and feels flawless all day long.”

This foundation promises to leave you with a flawless finish. In comparison with other foundations, it’s gel texture provides a different consistency, making you feel cooler during warmer temperatures.

Check out this lightweight gel foundation for £23 here, which will help with balancing oil.

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation


Urban Decay All Nighter, one of a kind foundation for oily skin.

Unlike the semi-matte finish of the Naked foundation, the All Nighter gives a complete matte finish to the skin.

Widely available online at the popular makeup retail chain, Sephora, they say:

“This waterproof formula diffuses light to blur flaws for beautifully perfected skin, while it mattifies and absorbs oil to reduce the appearance of shine.”

When compared to the Decay Naked version, this foundation has double amounts of pigments.

As a result, a little bit goes a long way.

Accordingly, it offers great coverage and promises to combat oil on the skin.

The Urban Decay collection offers a wide range of shades:

“Because All Nighter Liquid Foundation is so high coverage, it’s important to choose the right shade. Just swatch the product on the skin, blend down, and allow to set to see if it’s the right match for you,” says Sephora.

Find your Urban Decay All Nighter shade here, for £27.

Chosen by DESIblitz, that rounds up the 5 selected mattifying foundations for oily skin.

Discover your perfect foundation match- leaving your face shine free!

Mariam is an English and Creative Writing undergraduate. She loves all things fashion, beauty, food and fitness. Her motto: “Don’t be the same person you were yesterday, be better.”

Images courtesy of Maxim, Clinique, Nars, YSL Beauty, Estee Lauder and Urban Decay Cosmetics