The Best Oil Free Foundation for the Freshest Complexion

Oil Free Foundations Have Never Looked So Good


Oily skin is great for anti-aging, but sometimes the added shine that comes with it can be less than appealing when trying to maintain a fresh complexion. Whether you have back to back meetings or barely any time to touch up your makeup through the day, these top oil-free foundations will keep your skin in check and leave your mind at ease.


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This cult favorite Giorgio Armani foundation has newly re-launched, as it's perfect for someone who barely wants the look of makeup but needs to keep the daily shine at bay. The soft and silky texture glides on like a dream, and can be applied with your fingers or a brush. Blend all over skin where you need coverage, and follow up with your favorite bronzer, blush and highlighter.

Pair It With: Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer, Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Powder Blush

La Roche Posay

This creamy mousse texture foundation instantly absorbs oil while giving the broad spectrum coverage of SPF 20, helping to cover blemishes and smooth skins surface. It's fragrance free, and paraben free making it the perfect foundation for a combination skin type of oily and sensitive. Apply right after skincare for best results.

Pair It With: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment, La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water, La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluide Emulsion

Makeup Artist Tip: Applying skincare before makeup is essential to any beauty routine, but the kind of products you use will help greatly in the finish of your foundation. If you have oily skin, try using a face oil that helps control oil and nourishes at the same time, like the Blue Lapis Face Oil from Herbivore Botanicals. Follow up with their Blue Tansy Clarifying Mask a few times a week to help control blemishes, and leave skin fresh and clarified. 

Huda Beauty

This filter-like finish foundation gives the ultimate coverage and protection for oily skin, while hiding any imperfections to help your complexion look completely flawless. The ultra refined pigments fuse together on the skins surface to help blur anything you want to hide, leaving the skin looking airbrushed. Argan oil helps hydrate the skin, leaving it with just enough sheen for it to look luminous and not too shiny. 

Pair It With: Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette Smokey, Huda Beauty Lip Contour and Strobe Set


Laura Geller

This baked powder foundation is the perfect solution for someone who has oily skin but needs a powder formula instead of liquid. This baked powder foundation has these tiny luminous like ribbon swirls that give the perfect amount of glow to any complexion. Apply with a large powder brush in circular motions all over the face. 

Pair It With: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Palette, Laura Geller Baked Color + Contour Sunset Glow


There's nothing better than a product that does a few things all at once, like this foundation and concealer from Clinique. Fully equipped for oily skin, it gives a flawless 24 hour coverage that's lightweight but holds up through sweat, humidity, and any other elements that might interfere with a fresh complexion. Use the backside of the want to apply foundation across the chin, forehead and cheeks, and use the angled part of the applicator to apply product to the jawline and bridge of the nose. Finally, use the pointy tip to spot conceal blemishes and under the eye area, making it the perfect coverage concealer.

Pair It With: Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm, Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette

Hourglass Cosmetics

This miracle foundation for oily skin delivers full coverage while leaving the skin with a long lasting velvet matte finish to help conceal acne scars and blemishes, while holding up through the day to maintain a flawless finish. It's non-comedogenic formula doesn't clog pores, is completely vegan and packaged in a lightweight tube that's super travel friendly for wherever life may take you. 

Pair It With: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette


Get the perfect matte look with this foundation that helps absorb all excess oil and leaves pores non-existent. At a very affordable price tag, this product is sure to make its way into everyones makeup bag sooner or later. With 40 shades to choose from, there's a reason why it's one of the number one selling drugstore foundations on the market. 

Pair It With: Maybelline FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter, Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara, Maybelline Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette

Too Faced

This medium coverage foundation won't transfer on anything, as it's designed to stay put and cover even the most stubborn of imperfections. If you have a special event coming up, it's perfect for lasting all night and seriously won't budge. The patented exclusive comfort matte technology helps to ensure that foundation never looks mask like or too caked on. Want to know it's nice added bonus? It smells like peach and sweet fig, making it seriously delightful to apply to skin every day.

Pair It With: Too Faced Rainbow Strobe Highlighter, Too Faced Chocolate Gold Soleil Bronzer, Too Faced Sweet Peach Cream Peach Oil Lipgloss

Alima Pure

This mineral and natural powder foundation will have you covered (no pun intended) when it comes to shine and oil. With a build-able coverage, you can wear as much as you like for the perfect finish, or use as a setting powder for liquid foundation if you prefer both formulas. Free of nuts, gluten, fragrance, silicone, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, dimethicone, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and nanoparticles, this is the perfect formula for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies. 

Pair It With: Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush, Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadow, Alima Pure Lip Tint

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