The 5 Best Makeup Bases for Oily Skin

Having oily skin and looking for makeup that lasts all day can become an odyssey. For this reason, we show you the best makeup bases for oily skin, analyzing their value for money and always taking into account the opinions of the experts (the users).

Having oily skin and looking for makeup that lasts all day can become a DRAMA. If you’ve already tried an (indecent) amount of foundation and you still notice how your foundation melts giving rise to that unwanted shine on the skin, we show you the best foundation for oily skin.

All selected foundations are long-lasting, have a matte-natural finish, light or ultra-light texture, and are suitable for all skin types. In addition, they have the plus of being bases that professional makeup artists recommend to people who have oily skin

Best foundations for oily skin

Why do you have oily skin? When sebum is produced in excess, it generates the dreaded oily skin, which brings excess shine to the skin, open pores, pimples, and the presence of inflammatory lesions. To combat the effects of oily skin, it is essential to clean it thoroughly twice a day and use an exfoliant (without exceeding its frequency, of course), which will help to remove excess sebum from the skin.

You can also opt for face masks, the best is green clay, which helps remove excess sebum from the skin.

Similarly, we advise you to opt for astringent-type cosmetics, as they contain antiseptic properties that help balance fat levels, which helps reduce pimples and pimples on the skin.

4 tips for applying a makeup base on oily skin

Apart from knowing how to choose the ideal makeup base, it is very necessary to know how to apply it and make its effect last longer. With sponge, brush, or fingers? Always do it with a dry sponge and never with your fingers, as this prevents the natural fat from your fingers from integrating into your makeup.

In addition, it is advisable that:

Deeply cleanse and hydrate your skin. Avoid products that dry out the skin and opt for a cleansing milk.

Use a facial serum whose ingredients include niacinamide, vitamin C, retinol, azelaic acid, or salicylic acid.

Apply foundation with a dry sponge. It is expert advice. If you have oily skin, it’s best to apply foundation with a dry sponge. Never do it with your fingers or with a damp sponge.

After applying foundation, always seal with a mattifying powder. Thus, the effect will be more lasting.

After knowing 4 fundamental steps before applying a makeup base on oily skin, we show you the 7 makeup bases that are perfect for oily skin. We will list them from cheapest to most expensive:

  1. Fit Me Matte + Poreless de Maybelline New York

Maybelline is a cosmetics firm that has thousands of followers for its products that are as good as they are cheap. In fact, its best-known star product (dark circles concealer) is essential in the bag of many influencers and YouTubers. But, the New York firm also gives us one of the best foundations for oily skin: Fit Me Matte + Poreless.

This base is characterized by having light coverage and providing a smooth and natural texture. In short, it is a base that mattifies, refines the pores, and adapts to the skin tone, leaving a very, very natural finish. That makes it one of our favorites.

The best thing about Fit Me Matte + Poreless? Its 24 tones and the incredible price-quality ratio it has. If you haven’t tried it, you’re already late!

  1. Color stay 24H de Revlon

A low, low, and super low-cost option! Revlon offers us a makeup base that covers imperfections such as acne, and blackheads and that hides small scars and expression lines very well. It is long-lasting and ideal for combination skin that tends to be oily.

So that there is not a very heavy finish, it is recommended to apply it little by little with a clean and dry makeup sponge.

Cons: We do not recommend this foundation for yellow skin. The Revlon Color Stay Whipper shades tend to be on the lighter side.

  1. Infallible 24H Fresh Wear de L’Oreal

Is it possible to have an economical foundation for oily skin that blends in with the skin without leaving the dreaded mask effect? Yes! The Infallible 24H Fresh Wear from L’Oreal could not be missing from this list. In fact, we have to confess that it is our favorite foundation.

What can we highlight about the Infallible 24H Fresh Wear from L’Oreal? It is a long-lasting foundation, with maximum coverage, and a very natural matte finish. Its texture is velvety, which will provide you with the skin without imperfections or shine. In fact, it is Amazon’s Choice of the moment.

Of course, it is very necessary to moisturize and tone the skin before and after using this base.

  1. PRO-Matte de L.A. Girl

This foundation from LA Girl has incredible coverage, in true Huda Beauty style, minimizing the appearance of creases for a flawless, shine-free complexion. In fact, after applying it, a soft and light texture is immediately perceived. This base is ideal for brunette skin.

The best? Its finish is matte and long-lasting. For a natural result, apply with a sponge instead of a brush. It has a wide variety of shades, is reasonably priced, and leaves the skin very beautiful.

Cons: It is somewhat heavy with the passing of the hours.

  1. Mac’s Pro Longwear Foundation

Mac Pro Longwear Foundation is one of the foundations for oily skin that best suits this type of skin. With maximum coverage and a super mattifying effect, this foundation does not dry out or crack. In addition, it is ideal for skins that are very porous.

Cons: Sold out in almost all stores! You can find it in the English Court.

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