Best Foundations For Oily Skin

10 Best Foundations For Oily Skin Reviews in 2021

Today I’ve got swatches on my hand what else is new but today I wanted to sit down and go through my top foundations for oily skin because spending money on a foundation early to discover it doesn’t work with your skin. So I hope you guys find this article helpful.

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Obviously, I have oily skin just for reference. Now let’s let’s talk about some foundations.

10. Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish

Okay so my foundation coming in at number 10, you know I had to mention this, this is the Pat McGrath skin fetish sublime perfection of foundation. This is a pretty penny probably the most expensive foundation iron. Now this is number 10 because it’s not as long wearing as the other foundations.

I have to mention but this is the foundation that looks worst like skin that I have ever tried in my entire life. It has the most beautiful natural looking finish. It does have light coverage there may be light to medium, but that’s sort of stretching it, but I love it and it’s coming in at number 10

9. Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Base Light 44 Foundation

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Base Light 44 Foundation

Ok number 9 now this foundation would be higher up in my list. If I wasn’t convinced that this breaks me out and it is the Kat Von D or KVD Beauty. I believe it’s called now Lock-it foundation.

This is full coverage, it has a matte finish and it lasts so freakin long but because it is so long-lasting. It is very hard to fully remove and I’m pretty sure and that’s why this breaks me out

Ok so just quickly these foundations are all different colors and most of them alpha when I’m fake tan, so I know this is going to look a little bit ridiculous on me. But I just want to show you the foundations in action.

You only need one pump with this foundation if you go overboard. It will start looking cakey real quick, so stick to one pump and use a hydrating primer first to help spread the foundation, because it does dry quickly.

There’s a few I like to use but my favorite is the Tarte quench hydrating primer so you want something that is hydrating without being oily, so that way you have a time to move the foundation over your face before it dries.

8. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty

The next foundation, I know a lot of people love this foundations the Fenty Beauty Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.

This has a beautiful and natural finish. It’s not super matte but it’s not like chewy either.

Fenty has a huge color selection, I would say this is medium to full coverage, and whilst this is very long wearing I do find it creases in my smile lines and that’s why it is number 8 for me.

7. MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Foundation for oily skin in number 7. This is probably the oldest favorite foundation I have. This is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD liquid foundation. It has a really beautiful natural finish.

It’s a light to medium coverage. It’s got more coverage than the Pat McGrath foundation and a skin like finish, like the Pat McGrath foundation but not as skin lack as Pat McGrath, but it’s also like half the price of Pat McGrath.

It is very long wearing. I do get a bit of creasing in my smile lines with this one but nothing serious and Make Up For Ever also has a huge color selection of full foundations.

6. Tarte Face Tape Foundation

Tarte Face Tape Foundation

The foundation number 6 is the Tarte Face Tape Foundation. Now I really wish Tarte would just make like a giant bottle of the shape tape concealer, because I feel like that would be the ultimate foundation for me, but this is pretty similar, but it’s not exactly the same

This is medium to full coverage with a natural finish. Again, I do get a little bit of creasing in my smile lines with this but nothing extreme.

It is very very long-lasting and again Tarte does have a lot of shades in this foundation range as well.

5. Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation

Well so foundation number 5 for me is by Urban Decay, this is the stay naked weightless liquid foundation up to 24 hour wear.

Now you would think with a name called stay naked, it have like a natural skin like finish but this is very matte on my skin. So I do like to add a lot of highlighter when I use this.

I’d say this is like a medium coverage and it is definite long lasting. Also I don’t have any creasing issues with this foundation.

I think I’d wear the shade more if I had a shade closer to my fake tan shade. I find this foundation dries lighter than what it does look like in the bottle, which is weird because normally it’s the opposite with foundations. But I’m not a huge fan of the like flat matte finishes of foundation.

4. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

The foundation coming in at number 4 is the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. This has the most luminous finish of the lot, so it does give you that glowy effect without the use of like a hydrating foundation, because I find hydrating foundations just slide off my face.

So I do really enjoy this one. It’s got medium coverage but you can build it up. This is the worst offender of my top 10 with creasing in my smile Lyons but again to make it into my top 10 it’s not that bad

They also find this foundation is probably the it’s the second run iasts of the Lord I find the Pat McGrath one to be the run yes but then this one has got way more coverage than pepper grass, so it feels really really light on the skins.

3. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

In at number 3, we have the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. It is medium but buildable coverage with a natural finish. I think when this foundation originally came out, they wanted that many shades, but now like two-faced has exploded with different shades.

I only get the slightest amount of creasing in my smile lines with this and it’s super long lasting and a really great foundation

2. Smashbox Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

Smashbox Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

Ok the foundation coming in second so I guess this is like the runner-up foundation for oily skin is the Smashbox Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation.

This pearly has the packaging that I like the least in my top 10, it’s like a squeezy tube not a pump, I would really just like a pump. I always squeeze out too much.

And the shade range in this foundation is awesome they also have Olive undetermined, and I don’t know if it looks like but I have olive undertones because I’m half Maltese.

This foundation is full coverage you only need a tiny little amount to do your entire face, you do need to use a hydrating base with this foundation because it does dry it super quickly and once it dries, it doesn’t budge.

So this foundation lasts a very a very long time on me. I do get the slightest bit of creasing in my smile lines with this, but again like it’s basically irrelevant to me. I do find that this finish though is very matte on my skin and like I said before, I prefer that semi matte finish but besides that this foundation is freakin amazing and I love it, and I definitely recommend trying this if you don’t like my number one foundation which you all know what it is.

1. Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

Unless you’re new here you will know that my holy grail foundation, is the foundation wearing right now, is the Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation. This is full coverage one pump does my entire face. I only use one pump on my face right now.

You do need a hydrating base with this foundation there otherwise it dries too quickly and then you can’t blend it out, because once it dries it stays in place.

Not only do I wear this foundation all the time but it’s also the foundation I wear to festivals because it lasts so freakin long. I will say though if you get excessively sweaty, the other foundations don’t stand a chance but with this do not touch it when you’re sweaty and then once your sweat dries, the foundation will still look flawless, but if you touch it, it’ll come off.

It has a semi matte finish which is weird because I would have thought these Stay Naked Foundations, my Urban Decay would be the semi matte and then this would be the matte.

So what else can I say about this foundation, It’s a high-end product, so it does have a high end price tag but it’s still like half the price of Pepper Broth.

I have seen a lot of people hate on this foundation but when I’ve seen them apply it they’ve applied way too much of it.  Seriously the tiniest bit does your entire face


There’s my top ten foundations I have tried in my lifetime. I hope you guys enjoyed reading and I hope you found this article helpful. If you guys have any questions about the foundations for oily skin, leave them in the comments below, I try to reply to as many comments as I can and yeah I’ll see you in next post. I hope you are staying safe and have a wonderful day.

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