The 9 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

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Clogged pores, supershiny skin and frequent breakouts–anyone with oily skin knows that these are daily beauty struggles. Finding a foundation that has the right amount of coverage plus a matte finish in a formula that plays well with oily skin is a tall order. Here are nine foundations that deliver on all three beauty fronts.


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It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Confidence in a Compact Duo

Diminish signs of aging while creating a flawless complexion with this compact foundation. Not only does it absorb oil and shine, but it’s also highly pigmented, providing coverage that won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles. $50, itcosmetics.com

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

This oil-free makeup from Clinique controls oil, absorbs shine and resists sweat without streaking or fading. The result? A flawless complexion and a matte finish that lasts all day. $23, clinique.com

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Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

With a hyaluronic complex, Hourglass’s skin tint tightens skin and plumps fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a smoother appearance and luminous glow. $55, hourglasscosmetics.com

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Sisley Paris Phyto-Teint Expert

Sisley Paris’s new foundation delivers a perfect complexion that lasts 12 hours. Its pure pigments and soft powders are rich in skin-softening ingredients like cucumber and gingko biloba that improve skin after every use. $137, sisley-paris.com

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TooFaced Cocoa Powder Foundation

TooFaced uses the power of cocoa to make its latest powder foundation—rich in antioxidants and age-fighting ingredients—absorb oil without drying out skin. It also leaves a plush, matte finish for a younger-looking (and shine-free!) complexion. $34, toofaced.com

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Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Powder Foundation SPF 23

This new foundation from Clé de Peau Beauté keeps shininess at bay by controlling how light reflects on skin with a unique powder technology. It ensures your complexion has the right amount of luminosity and radiance for a flawless finish. $95, ciedepeaubeaute.com

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Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation

Calling it the #Instafilter for your face, Smashbox’s new foundation has a customizable finish, as well as buildable coverage that is oil-free and nondrying. $42, smashbox.com

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Dior Star Fluid Foundation

Get celeb-worthy skin with Dior’s new foundation. Its lightweight formula evens skin tone, brightens skin and reduces the appearance of dark spots without leaving skin looking shiny. $36, sephora.com

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Marc Jacobs Marvelous Mousse

This formula gives skin the best of both foundation worlds. It goes on like a mousse, hydrating skin with ingredients like coconut water and amino acids, and then transforms into a light, matte powder. $55, marcjacobsbeauty.com

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