Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get flawless skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that. Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin — even when you can’t sample them ahead of time. Skip ahead to see the best drugstore foundations now. A few secrets: 1. For oily skin, try a powder foundation. The powder soaks up extra shine and oil, leaving you with a matte complexion. 2. For dry skin, use a hydrating liquid foundation that adds hydration to your skin as you apply coverage. 3. No matter what your skin type, look for a drugstore foundation with sunscreen. Even the best drugstore foundation can’t hide years of sun damage. Great-looking skin starts with sun protection. 4. Hold the product up to your neck or the back of your hand at the front of a store window where you can see it in natural light for the best foundation match. 5. Keep your receipt. You may not be able to sample drugstore foundations before purchasing, but most drugstores have return policies that allow you to bring back the item for a refund if it doesn’t work out. Image via Pinterest
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

As far as foundation goes, there are seemingly two main camps: those who want full, practically poreless coverage and those who prefer the sheerer side of things—allowing their natural skin to show through. Of course, when choosing the perfect base, it’s also important to take one’s skin type into account, and for those of us who are on the oilier side of things (or basically the entire human population during the warm summer months), a barely there formula doesn’t always do the trick. We long for even, buildable coverage that will help mattify our oily T-zones, transform any imperfections, and ultimately create that coveted airbrushed appearance—without suffocating our skin. Sound impossible? Not quite. With oily skin types in mind, we’ve rounded up an epic list of full-coverage foundations that guarantee only the most flawless of finishes—no hourly touch-ups required. Keep scrolling for 10 editor-approved formulas!
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

13. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick View this image › @brittj_mua / Via instagram.com “I’ve had oily skin since I hit puberty, and I have tried every foundation under the sun. I swear by this and recommend it to any person with any kind of oily skin combination. I’ve had others that don’t look oily, but they ruin my skin. This leaves my skin flawless when it’s on and off.” —christinedem Price: $42
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

6. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation View this image › @guevara_mua / Via instagram.com “I had cystic acne and super oily skin about a year ago. Not only did this foundation wear perfectly over a long period of time, but it didn’t cause any further breakouts or irritation for my skin. The brand uses more natural ingredients and still provides top quality. I definitely recommend using a primer and a setting powder in combination with any foundation if you tend to get oily, but this one wears the best of all the ones I’ve tried — and I worked at Sephora for two years.” —Eden Price, Facebook Price: $39.79
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

“I’ve had oily skin since I hit puberty, and I have tried every foundation under the sun. I swear by this and recommend it to any person with any kind of oily skin combination. I’ve had others that don’t look oily, but they ruin my skin. This leaves my skin flawless when it’s on and off.” —christinedem
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

“Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is my holy-grail foundation. It’s medium coverage so my skin can breathe, and I’m getting enough coverage to have an even skin tone (while still looking natural). If you prefer full coverage, it builds beautifully without caking up. It keeps me oil-free throughout the day. BONUS: It’s SPF 30!” —samanthaz09040791
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

“I had cystic acne and super oily skin about a year ago. Not only did this foundation wear perfectly over a long period of time, but it didn’t cause any further breakouts or irritation for my skin. The brand uses more natural ingredients and still provides top quality. I definitely recommend using a primer and a setting powder in combination with any foundation if you tend to get oily, but this one wears the best of all the ones I’ve tried — and I worked at Sephora for two years.” —Eden Price, Facebook
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Full Coverage Foundation For Oily Skin

Marketing itself as “magic” foundation, it isn’t far off the mark. Offering full coverage in 15 shades, Charlotte Tilbury realises some tones are very close and has created the “half shade”.  With a pump, the foundation glides onto skin and there’s no need to use a concealer beforehand, as it’s on the thicker side for a foundation. But it also means it’s good at covering imperfections and red skin. Lasting most of the day, it gives great coverage, especially with a primer underneath.
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A misconception about dealing with oily skin is to cake it in powder, but that can leave you looking like your face is made of suede. Instead, choose a foundation, cream or powder that is designed for oily skin, which will help cover your problem area and keep you looking matte.  We tested a range of foundations, wearing each for a normal working day, to see how well they covered up shine and for how long.
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8 Of 13 Charlotte TilburyIt’s sometimes a fine line between luminous and greasy, but those with oily skin can achieve the former with Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation. You get full coverage without the heavy feeling along with a host of other benefits, like boosted collagen production.Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, $45; charlottetilbury.com
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It’s sometimes a fine line between luminous and greasy, but those with oily skin can achieve the former with Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation. You get full coverage without the heavy feeling along with a host of other benefits, like boosted collagen production.Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, $45; charlottetilbury.com
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MakeupFaceThe 11 Best Foundations for Oily and Acne-Prone SkinIf your skin breaks out faster than a Disney Channel actress onto the music scene, you know how laughable the makeup aisle can be. Oil-infused foundations for a “sheer, dewy” finish? Hilarious. Shimmer-packed formulas guaranteed to make you glow? LOL. Ahead, only the best of the best foundations for oily and acne-prone skin—no pore-clogging, face-drying, or skin-irritating formulas in sight.By Chloe Metzgerchloe_metzger and Devon Abelmanabelw0man March 4, 2017
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The No 7’s beautifully matte foundation has a good pump action and the cream works really well at gliding onto the skin. The finish is very matte, giving medium to full coverage, and leaves skin feeling soft too. In an attempt to drag itself away from being your mum’s favourite, the brand has come up with an app to download, which exactly matches the colour of your skin to your foundation. It’s also hypo-allergenic with SPF 15.
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While it may seem counterintuitive to add moisture to oily skin, it should be an essential step in your beauty routine. That's because when you don't lotion up, your skin reacts by producing more oil, making you even shinier. This lightweight formula provides a sheer dose of glow-y coverage—plus SPF 20. “You're still getting the good moisture that your skin may be deprived of,” says Cooper.
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While it may seem counterintuitive to add moisture to oily skin, it should be an essential step in your beauty routine. That's because when you don't lotion up, your skin reacts by producing more oil, making you even shinier. This lightweight formula provides a sheer dose of glow-y coverage—plus SPF 20. “You're still getting the good moisture that your skin may be deprived of,” says Cooper. Buy it: $44, birchbox.com
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4. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation View this image › @putzia / Via instagram.com “It’s to die for! I use oil-free makeup due to my oily skin, but most of them have a tendency to dry my face out in key spots like the corner of my nose. Born This Way has coconut water for hydration, and it smells good, too. It is full coverage, but manages to be light and airy!” —Jamie Ann Chesser, Facebook Price: $45
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It’s sometimes a fine line between luminous and greasy, but those with oily skin can achieve the former with Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation. You get full coverage without the heavy feeling along with a host of other benefits, like boosted collagen production.
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All you need is couple drops of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation on your Beautyblender or brush to give your face medium mattte coverage. If you need a more full-coverage finish, just add a couple more drops. No matter how much you use, the foundation feels just like, well, water.