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10 Of The Best Foundations For Combination Skin

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10 Of The Best Foundations For Combination Skin Hyderabd040-395603080 July 29, 2019

If you’re someone with combination skin, you perhaps understand the struggle of finding the right foundation for your skin. The struggle is very real! Combination skin can be confusing as some areas of the skin, mainly the cheek region, are dry, while the rest of the face, particularly the nose and forehead, are oily and even breakout occasionally. That’s why picking out a foundation for combination skin can be super tricky. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best foundations that work beautifully on combination skin. Keep reading to find out more.

10 Best Foundations For Combination Skin

1. NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

Review

This drugstore gem from NYX cosmetics allows you to customize your coverage like a pro. It provides sheer-to-full coverage and leaves your skin with a soft matte finish. Its formula blends quickly and sets well. Also, this will not further dry out dehydrated areas of your skin and will help control oil production in the oily areas. You can find your match from its range of 30 shades.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Good color payoff
  • Long-wearing
  • Budget-friendly
Cons

None

2. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Review

This oil-free foundation masterfully diffuses the line between skin and makeup for the perfect natural finish and undetectable coverage. Its formula is enriched with coconut water that delicately helps replenish your skin’s moisture levels without over hydrating it. It also contains hyaluronic acid for smoother and younger-looking skin. This comes in a range of 35 shades.

Pros
  • Medium-to-full coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Oil-free
  • Ideal for sensitive and mature skin
Cons
  • Price is on the higher side.

3. Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

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If your combination skin is more on the sensitive side, try Covergirl’s Vitalist Healthy Elixir foundation. It is a hydrating, vitamin-infused formula that’s actually good for your skin. It contains vitamins E, B3, B5, a special antioxidant and vitamin complex, and SPF 20. If you want a healthy, luminous glow on a budget, this one’s a must-try. It is presently available in 14 shades.

Pros
  • Suitable for acne-prone skin
  • Lightweight
  • Won’t oxidize
  • Dewy finish
  • Buildable coverage
Cons
  • Limited shade options

4. Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

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This cult-favorite foundation from Rimmel contains a unique shine control complex to give you up to 12 hours of flawless matte coverage. Its feather-light liquid formula blends effortlessly for natural-looking, all day shine control. This is especially great if you want to minimize the appearance of large pores or fine lines on your skin. It has a range of 24 shades.

Pros
  • Silky smooth formula
  • Lightweight texture
  • Oil-free
  • Medium-to-full coverage
  • Long-wearing
Cons

None

5. Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation

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If you are looking for a top-notch foundation formula for skin that is prone to breakouts, this one from Clinique is an excellent choice. Its non-irritating, oil-free formula instantly blends away blemishes and minimizes the appearance of redness. Its medicated ingredients help treat existing breakouts and keep them from coming back. This is available in a range of 14 shades.

Pros
  • Ideal for combination and oily skin types
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Fragrance-free
Cons

None

6. MAC Studio Fix Fluid

Review

If you are looking for outstanding coverage and wear-time, there is nothing that can beat MAC’s classic Studio Fix Fluid. This foundation combines a matte finish and medium-to-full coverage with SPF 15 protection. It applies, builds, and blends easily and evenly while controlling oil and shine. Your skin will look smoother and literally poreless by the end of it. You can find your perfect match from its range of over 60 shades.

Pros
  • Provides stay-true color
  • Super long-wearing
  • Photo-friendly
  • Non-streaky finish
  • Ideal for oily/combination skin
Cons

None

7. Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

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This clean, loose powder foundation is made with just six ingredients. It delivers breathable, buildable sheer-to-full coverage with a silky matte finish while controlling excess oil through the day. Its weightless mineral formula is 100% vegan and will not clog your pores or cause breakouts. This is available in 30 shades.

Pros
  • Buildable formula
  • Feather-light
  • SPF 15
  • Will not settle into pores or fine lines
  • Long-wearing
Cons
  • Price is on the higher side.

8. L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

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L’Oreal’s True Match Super-Blendable foundation is super hydrating and provides medium coverage with a natural finish that is so blendable – you can’t tell where your foundation ends, and your skin begins. Its formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy all day. This has a range of 45 shades for every skin tone.

Pros
  • Oil and fragrance-free
  • Easy to blend
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Value for money
Cons

None

9. Revlon ColorStay Makeup

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Another drugstore favorite is Revlon’s Color Stay foundation that is specially designed for combination and oily skin. This cult-classic formula delivers a flawless matte finish and is also oil-free. It is fortified with SPF 15 to help protect your skin. It is currently offered in 43 shades.

Pros
  • Medium-to-full, buildable coverage
  • Easy to blend
  • True to color
  • Controls oiliness
  • Affordable
Cons

None

10. Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation

Review

The Healthy Foundation from Physicians Formula is compatible with all skin types and features an exclusive Brightening Complex and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, brighten, and improve your complexion. The added boost of vitamins A, C, and E provides flawless, healthy coverage. This comes in 24 shades.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Buildable and breathable formula
  • Lightweight
  • Medium coverage
  • Budget-friendly
Cons

None

If your skin seesaws between dry and oily, you need a balanced foundation to suit your needs. It is best to stay away from heavy formulas that will only make your skin greasier and clog up your pores. Instead, stick to light formulas that give your combination skin ample coverage, without adding on to your skin concerns.

That was our round-up of the 10 best foundations for combination skin. Which one are you looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments below!

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