Top 6 Foundations For Oily Skin September 26, 2016

One of the hardest things about having an oily skin is finding a foundation that stays on the skin. However, foundations for oily skin can be quite the saviour for those having oily skin or those with blemish-prone skin. But the real test is choosing the right one for your skin, as it can make the world of difference.

Best Foundations For Oily Skin Tone

Here is our compilation of the best foundations for oily skin tone.

  1. BareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
  2. Clarins Ever Matte Oil Free Foundation
  3. Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
  4. Stila Stay All Day Foundation And Concealer
  5. Nars Sheer Matte Foundation
  6. Revlon Photo Ready Makeup Foundation With SPF 20

1. BareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation

Buy bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation Golden Medium 1 ea for ₹2,889.22 @

BareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation is a good option for oily skin as it provides a natural matte finish. It looks like loose powder but feels like cream on the skin. This formula has been proven to enhance the appearance of your skin after regular use. The brand ensures that their products are oil and wax-free as this prevents skin irritations and breakouts.

“This lightweight and natural looking foundation will give you a feel of having nothing on the skin”, says a user.


  • It is oil-free and wax-free.
  • It is superlight on the skin.


  • Nothing at all.

Rating: 4.7/5

A product which surely will make you fall in love with your skin deserves a rating of 4.7/5.

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2. Clarins Ever Matte Oil-Free Foundation

Buy Clarins Ever Matte Skin Balancing Oil Free Foundation SPF 15 For ₹ 3290.91 @

Clarins Ever Matte Oil-Free Foundation is an amazing foundation that is perfect for oily skin. It instantly mattifies the skin and tightens the pores. This product keeps your skin hydrated and can be worn all day long.

Experts say, “This foundation is suitable for all skin types but works best on oily skin”.


  • It is an instant mattifier.
  • It is suitable for all skin types.
  • It tightens the pores.


  • There are no cons at all!

Rating: 4.7/5

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  3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid

Buy MAC Studio Fix fluid For ₹ 3550 @

As a huge fan of MAC products, I would totally recommend this one! For people with oily skin, this is a must-have product as it contains silica which has oil-controlling properties. It also minimizes the visibility of your open pores. You can achieve a flawless look with a single application. This foundation provides you medium to full coverage. It also offers SPF protection.

“It’s totally worth spending on this” says a user.


  • It is a long-wear product and stays up to 8 hours.
  • It provides full coverage and also controls oil.


  • It does not come with a pump, you have to buy it separately.

Rating: 4.5/5

This foundation is one of the best products by MAC. 

[ Read: Best High Coverage Foundations ]

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4. Stila Stay All Day Foundation And Concealer

Buy stila Stay All Day Foundation Concealer For ₹ 6008 @

This is one of the best foundations for oily skin as it contains a unique oxygen technology that not only hydrates your skin but also nourishes it at the same time. This technology also prevents premature ageing of the skin and has botanical extracts. Stila Foundation comes along with a concealer and a brush.

“A great everyday foundation. It is very convenient that I got a concealer along with it.” states a user.


  • It is oil-free.
  • The product stays on for a long period of time.
  • It comes along with a concealer and a brush.


  • The product is a bit expensive.

Rating: 4/5

This special 2-in-1 product is a total win-win product.

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5. Nars Sheer Matte Foundation

Buy NARS Sheer Matte Foundation For ₹ 3401.62 @

Nars Sheer Matte Foundation is beautifully packed and is stated as one of the best foundations for oily skin by users. It helps to control oil all day long.

According to experts, “The foundation gives sheer coverage with one coat, so it has to be applied in layers. It leaves your skin looking radiant and beautiful”.


  • It controls oil.
  • It blends easily.


  • The product is a bit expensive.

Rating: 4/5

A product so good is sure to win your heart. Kudos to the packaging!

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6. Revlon Photo Ready Makeup Foundation with SPF 20

Buy Revlon Photo Ready Makeup Foundation with SPF 20 For ₹ 975 @

This foundation is oil-free and blends very easily to give a smooth finish. It doesn’t make the face look cakey at all and easily lasts up to 5 hours. The product is fragrance-free and a little amount goes a long way. Revlon photo ready foundation is perfect for hangouts and night outs.

“A product so smooth that it blends effortlessly on the skin” stated a user.


  • It provides medium to full coverage.
  • The product is fragrance and oil-free.
  • It is light on the skin.


  • It is not as long-lasting as other products.

Rating: 3/5

[ Read: Best Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin ]

These are some of the best foundations which you can try and then choose the one that suits your skin. An extra tip for all you girls with oily skin – if you still feel the oiliness after applying the foundation, then dab on some matte finish powder.

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Hope you liked the article. Please share your views in the comments box below.

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  • sunandhasai

    i have Lotus Herbals Natural blend Comfort Liquid Foundation :)

    • vinita

      how it works for u ,frnd can u plz describe here


    nice recommendations……..

  • Oindrila

    Nice and useful :) :)

  • Aparajita Chattopadhyay

    I had a very bad experience with Maybelline matte mousse as it is a big task to blend it and it has a very cakey finish…the Revlon whipped creme foundation is also a good foundation for oily skin

  • Gurleen

    Nice compilation for us oily skin people.


    thank you all for liking my article : )

  • Lidya

    I have for a couple of times used the one you have specified about maybelline.. but still it does show the oiliness.. and its a turn off.. im not much into foundations.. but can u sugges me the right one? coz my face is too oily

  • Meena

    I have used a lot of products.. but none came to rescue.. except this MAC Match master Foundation. truly good product.. This product doesnt make my skin look oily… nor does it show out those unwanted cracks that some foundations tend to show..

  • Namrata

    hey!! can you suggest the right one for combination skin? im really confused and unsure of which one to pick up..

  • Nupur

    Hey good post! My cousin has oily skin and it is a nightmare for her to apply foundation as her face looks either patchy or caked up after few hours. She has given up hope completely but, this article has really helped her. Very helpful an informative. Keep up the good work!

  • Preeti

    Really interesting post! Trust me when I say that it’s a tough job finding the right makeup and skincare products for oily skin. And to top it all, foundation literally makes me look as if I have plastered paint on my face. Would love to try MAC Matchmaster Foundation. Thanks for sharing this list. Enjoyed reading the write-up. Keep sharing more :)