Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin

Hey y’all! Summer might be over, but if you’re an oily monster like me, that doesn’t mean that these next seasons are matte heaven for you. When I first moved to Nashville and bought a foundation at MAC and I never questioned the MAC artist about the foundation she gave me. Months later I went back because I was a total oil slick and another MAC artist told me that they gave me the wrong foundation for my skin type. Since then I’ve been on the hunt for the best foundation for oily skin and I have found 5 (in no particular order):

  1. Hourglass Vanishing Stick ($46):

No surprise here! I already raved about this foundation in a previous blog post and my opinions have not changed. It’s super full coverage but you don’t feel like you have anything heavy on your face and it blends like a dream. Even though it has a satin finish, if you put on a good mattifyng primer it will not move or cake up on you. Cons would be that it’s pricey and they don’t have an extensive color selection. Get it here.

  1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless ($8-10):

This foundation has been a staple in my collection since it came out. It’s not heavy on your skin, medium to full coverage and it’s super affordable! They have a very limited color selection, which I see usually with many drugstore foundations. Tip: if you’re trying to buy it online, don’t; the colors online do not look remotely the same as in real life. You can find this at your local drugstore.

  1. Estée Lauder Double Wear ($39.50):

This foundation is like crack on your face! It is VERY MATTE. Warning: it stained a lot of my foundation brushes but it’s sooo good. It keeps you matte forever, long lasting and has a good color selection. If you’re a fan of full coverage foundation and you’re dry you can still use this foundation, just be sure to use a hydrating moisturizer and/or primer before you apply. Get it here or wherever Estée Lauder is sold.

  1. L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR ($11-13):

If you like the Estée Lauder foundation but you’re not able to drop $40, buy this one! I’m pretty sure they’re made by the same parent company because the formula is exactly the same. It’s full coverage, long lasting, matte, stains my brushes, etc. The only difference between this and the Estée Lauder is that L’Oréal does not have even half of the shade selection that Estée Lauder has. You can find this at your local drugstore.

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Stick Foundation ($25):

Since my “Battle of the Foundation Sticks” post I have actually fallen more in love with this foundation. It keeps me matter than other foundations, looks flawless and a little goes a long way. Again, one of my gripes is that it’s harder to blend but it’s still a great foundation. Buy it here or wherever ABH is sold.


I hope this helps all of my oily brothers and sisters out there!




  1. I loove the Infallible Pro-Matte but I think that many of the shades (if not all of em’) are very yellow! And at least for me it can be a bit hard to find the right color.

    Love your entry like always! ❤

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