Top 5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin 2017

Stay flawless all day with these top 5 foundations for oily skin

If you have oily skin, you know the struggle of finding a foundation that lasts all day without caking up or disappearing completely. You might also want a foundation that smoothly covers large pores rather than emphasising them which can happen if your foundation starts to melt throughout the day. You want a foundation that you do not have to constantly blot or check and feel confident that it is controlling your oils but not making you look overly matte or flat. Well here are the latest top 5 foundations for oily skin of 2017 and a breakdown of each one.

1. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

This foundation can be applied sheer but is also buildable to a full coverage while still looking natural and not caked on. Perfect! It boats 16 hours of wear and upon testing, definitely lives up to this claim. It is not thick and therefore really easy to blend with any application tool. Just one pump goes a long way with this foundation. When applied, this foundation feels very weightless and does not cake up in pores. It effortlessly glides over creating a soft, flawless yet natural looking finish- not too matte, not too dewy. There is a very wide shade selection. Gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin’s surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness.
Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveal brighter, more even skin over time. It is one of our pricier foundations but is definitely worth the money as it is very good quality.

2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Estee lauder’s double wear has been a top foundation for oily skin for many years running now. It claims to have 15 hours of fresh looking staying power and all day fresh looking coverage. It stays flawless in humidity, heat and non stop activity. It won’t change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. It also claims to feel lightweight and comfortable. There has now also been more shades added to the range so be sure to get a tester to match your skin tone before purchasing. It is a holy grail foundation for many people and continues to get rave reviews making this foundation a classic in the top 5 foundations for oily skin.

3. Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation


If you have oily skin, setting your foundation with powder is usually a go to step. This foundation takes this step out as it is a powder and foundation all in one. It has the consistency of a powder but the coverage and buildable ability of a foundation. The Silica helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin, as well as Talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish. This is excellent at covering large pores when patted into the skin with a sponge. If you apply a primer underneath and then pat this on, you will have a pore-less, matte finish. If you want a natural or dewy finish you would have to add some highlight but otherwise this will give you a great matte finish. The compact packaging is also great for touching up but you won’t need to as this stays pretty matte throughout the day. A great foundation for day to day as it is easy and as it is a powder formula, feels very light on the skin. You will also have no problem finding your shade as MAC have so many!

4. Revlon ColorStay


Revlon Colorstay has been a favourite foundation for oily skin for a long time and as the saying goes if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. This foundation is still a a top foundation for oily skin. This oily free formula provides a full coverage flawless finish for up to 24 hours! The finish is shine free yet comfortable to wear. You can get a medium coverage and build it up to full but I would do this quickly as on some skins it may set quite fast. It controls oil and shine through-ought the day and is also available in a wide range of shades. This foundation is also now available with a pump and therefore application is easy ans you won’t waste as much make-up. It also has an SPF of 6 which is slightly lower than other foundations which means it photographs with minimal flashback. The price is also more affordable.

5. Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation


Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation is  a dark horse which more than matches the big-hitters for great coverage, and this one is certainly up there with the best. This foundation minimises the appearance of pores especially when paired with the Rimmel stay matte powder from it’s range which is also a top hit amongst many beauty fanatics. It has a lightweight texture and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It is a consistency of a feather-light, liquid mousse/liquid that blends flawlessly for natural-matte looking coverage and an all day shine control. Be sure to test out the shades before purchasing. The squeezy tube makes it easy to apply. It may look quite small in size but a little goes a long way with this product. Priced at just under £6, this is your ultimate bargain beauty buy. You can’g go wrong!

And there you have it. The top 5 best foundations for oily skin. Tested and the right purchase approved. No more shine, no more cakiness, and no more pooling in pores. Stay flawless all day!