Best Foundation for Oily Skin | Face Makeup Routine | Maybelline

Hey, oily-skinned beauties! Let's start with the good news: Those with extra built-in lubrication are blessed with smoother skin that's less prone to wrinkling and often has more natural sun protection. Plus—dewiness is in! So, yay! There's that.

But, on the flip side, those with oily skin know that, unless you choose your products wisely, The Slide is real, and keeping makeup fresh and melt-free is a struggle. Foundation is especially prone to getting patchy and sliding off—and with that base layer goes your carefully-applied everything else. Frustrating!

That's why it's extra-important if you have oily skin to choose products designed specifically for your skin type. If you've struggled with The Shine but never tried products geared towards it, trust us. It's a total game changer.

Here's our three-step routine for applying a makeup base on oily skin:

STEP #1: APPLY A PRIMER FOR OILY SKIN

Surprisingly, a mattifying foundation primer is a great product for oily skin! It's just an extra layer of power for your face! Used under foundation, non-comedogenic Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser and Face Studio Master Prime Primer Makeup in Blur + Pore Minimize makes pores invisible, cuts shine and helps makeup last longer.

STEP #2: APPLY FOUNDATION FOR OILY SKIN

We recommend our best foundation for oily skin, Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. This award-winning, medium-coverage foundation has a secret weapon infused in it—naturally oil-absorbing, mattifying clay! It's also packed with super-effect micro-powders which control shine and blur the look of pores without any chalkiness or residue. And it looks just like skin—very natural and pretty.

You can also try our Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick Foundation. Stick foundation is tricky if you've got oily skin—the formula is, by nature, super creamy. But this lightweight stick foundation has a special anti-shine powder core inside it that instantly dissolves excess oil with every swipe!

Find your shade of Fit Me Foundation with our Fit Me Regimen Finder tool.

STEP #3: APPLY SETTING POWDER FOR OILY SKIN

If you've got oily skin then you most likely already have powder in your beauty arsenal—it's the ultimate instant shine fix. But! Not all are created equal.

Pressed powders—and even some loose powders—are often loaded with oils. While they might provide a quick-fix for greasiness, they could actually be contributing to your makeup meltdown. Our pick? Dusted over makeup and throughout the day, Shine-Free Oil Control Loose Powder keeps skin fresh, clean, and shine-free for hours and is, as the name suggests, 100% oil free.

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