My Go To, Oil Free Foundations

My Go To, Oil Free Foundations

Finding the right foundation is a challenge and a half, and it’s something that we all strive to achieve. With all of the foundations on the market, it can be hard to know where to start, not knowing what it is you are actually looking for.

Like any problem I come across, I always think about the goals that I need to achieve instead of thinking too much about how to fix the problem. This method can help with selecting the right foundation, and I’m going to tell you how…

As I’ve mentioned before, I struggle with an oily complexion which means that finding an ideal foundation can be challenging. So, when it comes to selecting foundations for me, I think about the goals I want to achieve in order to narrow my search. Here are the outcomes I want (need) from a foundation:

  • Controlled skin – by this I mean that I don’t want to be a big shiny mess after 3 hours
  • Long wearing – because why not?
  • Great coverage – a buildable medium coverage foundation is a friend to anyone

When looking for a new foundation I will always look for products that offer these 3 things – by doing this I know that I am heading in the right direction in finding a foundation that will suit my skin. This method is definitely something to consider when making any beauty purchase to narrow your search and make life that little bit easier.


Here are my top 3 foundations that manage to go above and beyond my goals mentioned earlier…


Nars | All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

There are many things I could say about this Nars foundation because it’s so brilliant, but instead, I am just going to outline why I love it and how I personally find the foundation. I love a medium-full coverage but hate feeling as though my face is caked in product. This amazing foundation offers a lightweight formula AND a decent coverage, it keeps my face looking and feeling fresh and breathable which is a massive plus. As this foundation is oil-free it does manage to keep my oily t-zone at bay with the help of powdering a few times during the day. This foundation is incredibly long wearing and stays put all day.


Mac | Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

Another oil-free foundation… you will see that there is a bit of a theme going on here (shout out to all of the oily skinned girls). This foundation offers a completely matte finish and a flawless face. I love that this foundation is super long wearing, and even better it is sweat and humidity resistant. A buildable coverage, but as this foundation is quick drying you do need to act fast when applying. A foundation that includes an SPF is great, but remember that it is not enough to protect your skin from the sun.


Clinique | Beyond Perfecting 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer


Now this foundation is pretty much my holy grail, I tend to use this one more than the other 2 above as I just love the finish. This Clinique foundation is great for problematic skin due to its buildable medium to full coverage – when I’m suffering from a breakout, this foundation manages to conceal all… this is because of its 2-in-1 ability to pair up as a foundation and concealer.  I find this product extremely lightweight, and it’s staying power is incredible. If you are looking for a medium-full coverage foundation and struggle with oily or problematic skin then try this – you will not be disappointed.


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