7 Oil-Free Foundations To Get Your Hands On Before It Gets Hot
Summer might be a ways away, but that doesn’t stop us from daydreaming about warmer weather, tropical vacations, and how to achieve a flawless summer makeup look. Speaking of, we’re sharing seven must-have oil-free foundations that you’ll want to get your hands on before it gets hot, ahead.
It’s safe to say that oily skin and hot—read: unbearably humid—summer weather do not go hand-in-hand. That being said, the two can totally co-exist… especially with the right skin care and makeup products in your arsenal. One makeup product you’ll want to turn your attention to this summer—especially if you have oily skin? Oil-free foundation, of course! Often formulated with oily skin in mind, oil-free foundation can give you the coverage you’re looking for, mattify the complexion, and—above all—help keep excess oil at bay. With warmer weather on our minds, we’ve compiled a list of seven must-have oil-free foundations you’ll want to get your hands on before it gets hot, here.
1. URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN WEIGHTLESS ULTRA DEFINITION LIQUID MAKEUP
In search of a weightless foundation that can blur the look of skin imperfections and provide a demi-matte finish? Look no further than Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. This oil-free foundation can smooth the look of the skin and provide the complexion with a natural-looking glow—sans the added grease and shine. The results? Skin that appears softer and smoother with a natural—read: naked-looking—appeal.
2. MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE + PORELESS FOUNDATION
Drugstore foundations may be a dime a dozen, but not all are created equal. Case in point: Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. At under $10 a pop, this oil-free foundation mattifies and refines the look of pores with an exclusive formula made from micro-powders that can promote shine control with a natural-looking finish. Made with normal to oily skin types in mind, the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is non-comedogenic—meaning, it won’t clog pores—too!
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, $7.99 MSRP
3. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP STAY MATTE BUT NOT FLAT LIQUID FOUNDATION
Oily skin types call for skin care and makeup products that are lightweight and NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation is all that and more. Budget-friendly and formulated with minerals for a silky soft matte finish, this affordable oil-free foundation can provide the skin with full coverage for both day and nighttime wear. What’s more? With 30 shades to choose from, finding a foundation that best suits your skin tone has never been easier!
4. LANCÔME TEINT MIRACLE RADIANT FOUNDATION
Think oily skin doesn’t need hydration? Think again! Give your skin a boost of hydration with Lancôme’s mattifying Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation. Formulated with glowing skin in mind, this oil-free, non-comedogenic luxe foundation can give you a desired matte finish while ensuring that your skin feels soft and hydrated upon application.
Lancôme Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation, $47 MSRP
5. L’ORÉAL PARIS INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION
Looking for something creamy AND mattifying? Reach for L’Oréal Paris’s Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. Don’t let its budget-friendly price tag fool you, this drugstore foundation is one of our favorites—read: must-have—picks for a mattifying foundation that offers a matte-finish that is anything but flat and dull.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, $12.99 MSRP
6. MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY BETTER SKIN FOUNDATION
As beauty editors with a serious skin care obsession, there’s nothing we back more than makeup inspired by skin care. And one of our favorites is Maybelline’s SuperStay Better Skin Foundation. Its formula is enriched with ACTYL C—an ingredient known for its antioxidant benefits—this budget-friendly foundation can provide oily skin types with the coverage they’re looking for, all while focusing on improving the skin’s overall appeal. What’s more? The drugstore foundation can reduce the appearance of spots, bumps, dullness, and redness, too!
7. URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER LIQUID FOUNDATION
Want a foundation that is highly pigmented, provides the skin with a demi-matte finish, with long-lasting results? Reach for Urban Decay’s All Nighter Liquid Foundation. This oil-free, waterproof foundation can provide the skin with full—yet natural-looking—coverage with a matte finish that doesn’t appear flat or dull. On top of that, it can diffuse light to blur the look of skin imperfections, leaving you with a flawless finish.
Want more makeup for oily, blemish-prone skin types? We share some of our favorites, here.