To cover up or not to cover up? That is the question. At least when it comes to foundation and acne prone skin. While you will probably want to hide the evidence of your latest breakout, you might also find yourself worried that all that facial makeup will cause those pimples and blemishes to hang around for longer, or worse, lead to even more making an appearance.
Fear not. We have put together a list of the best foundations specially created for oily skin that’s prone to breakouts. They each promise all-day matte perfection without clogging up pores – phew!
L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation
The lightweight and long-wearing L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation will help to reduce shine for up to 24 hours and is known for its light-as-air formula that is both waterproof and steam-proof. Wear it to work, to the gym – anywhere, really – and you’ll feel like a flawless goddess.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Another firm favourite matte foundation is mattifying Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. It’s a perfect match for normal and oily skin, helping to refine pores and keep that greasy sheen at bay all day long, all thanks to the presence of micro-powders and a super-light finish.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Foundation
This is another foundation for oily skin that is set to last up to 24 hours. It’s a liquid foundation that’s now available in 40 shades and is transfer-free and smudge-free for total peace of mind.
Don’t forget your setting spray
A quality daily makeup setting spray is your best friend, especially if you are trying to minimise shine! You cannot go wrong with the vegan Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray which effectively ‘de-slicks’ your face and maintains your matte.
By choosing the right foundation, your problem skin is sure to be a thing of the past. Say goodbye to greasy for good and hello to a subtle, natural glow that you’ll want to flaunt everywhere you go!