The Best Makeup for Oily Skin

The Best Makeup for Oily Skin

Ladies, do you wake up each day thinking your face couldn’t get any oilier? Does the phrase ‘summer is just around the corner’ cause you distress? Does forgetting your face powder at home send shivers down your spine when you have a seven-hour workday ahead of you? 

If your answer to any one of these questions has been ‘yes’, then yes my friend, you have an oily skin problem! The problem with oily skin is that no matter what you do, your face tends to turn into a shiny mess as soon as you step out of your home. Girls with oily skin know the struggle is real and are constantly trying to fight off shine through makeup for oily skin. Unfortunately, not all foundations will help you in keeping that oil at bay, so you have to be very careful in making your choice.

Our Favorite Makeup for Oily Skin

Did your make-up dare to treat you like the ex-boyfriend who said he’d always love you and he’d keep holding on no matter how ‘patchy and long’ the days became? Did your make-up make promises it didn’t keep and now this process of trusting new products is making you anxious?

Fret not because today we are going to talk about some of our favorite makeup for oily skin! 

Best Foundations for Oily Skin

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24-Hour Foundation

L’Oréal infallible 24 hour foundation | Best Makeup For Oily Skin

Available in 12 shades, this $12.99 L’Oreal foundation is creamy, lightweight and has an extremely smooth and demi-matte finish. Oily skin girls all around the world swear by this phenomenal product! The matte finish will last for up to 24 hours and will hide any imperfections for an oil-free, smooth and clear complexion that photographs beautifully!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

esteem Lauder double wear stay in place makeup

Kiss oily skin goodbye with this $42 full-coverage formula that glides onto the skin beautifully. It promises to last for up to 15 hours, protecting your skin from the oil that shines through as soon as you step into the sun.Believe me when I say, this product does not budge once applied onto the skin! It is literally impossible to move it!So, no more creasing under the eyes or emphasized lines and pores with this remarkable foundation!

M.A.C. Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Mac Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

Even on your longest day, this $35 waterproof foundation by M.A.C. gives full coverage, leaving the skin matte and ensuring no touch-ups are required. It’s one of those products that truly accomplish what they claim! The 25ml tube seems tiny but promises to go a long way. 

Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation

Becca ever matte foundation | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

The $42 foundation is a liquid, medium coverage foundation, formulated with vitamins that hydrate the skin to give you a healthy look. It blends into the skin like a dream, covering any imperfections with a smooth, matte finish. Though it is on the pricier side, this foundation does exactly what it claims, leaving you with matte oil-free skin that slays through out the day!

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte

maybelline matte and poreless foundation

A medium coverage, natural-looking liquid foundation with 40 shades that promise a perfect fit. It refines the pores giving a pore-less and matte finish. The blur micro-powders absorb oil for a price of $5.64 only - not a bad bargain at all!

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation

make up forever mat velvet foundation | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

The $41 Mat Velvet + Mattifying foundation is a water-resistant, high-coverage formula that covers imperfections and gives a long-lasting powdery finish. Its fluid texture makes it smooth, stable, easy to apply and suitable for sensitive skins.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage

tarte amazonian clay foundation | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

“A dream foundation because it does everything.” It is an oil-free, cake-free lightweight formula that gives full coverage and is so easy to apply that one can’t just mess up. It lasts without settling into the lines, balances the complexion and allows the skin to breathe, giving you an oil-free look that stays put throughout the day for just $39! Could makeup for oily skinget any better?

Best Concealers for Oily Skin

Jane Iredale Active Light Under-Eye Concealer

Jane iredale active light under-eye concealer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

To reduce under-eye puffiness and conceal dark shadows, this concealer is the perfect antioxidant formula! This medium coverage concealer provides relief to tired eyes and gives an added benefit of the sunflower oil that nourishes the delicate eye area, giving a soft, oil-free finish that lasts throughout the day!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illuminating Concealer

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

This concealer is basically a whole new experience for us oily skin girls! It is a waterproof, highly pigmented, full coverage concealer that will not crack or budge. Infused with an anti-aging technology, it is clinically proven to make your skin look younger and smoother. Now bid farewell to all your skin imperfections, wrinkles and fine lines for only $16!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

urban decay naked skin concealer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

This Urban Decay concealer is a revolutionary formula that provides full coverage, blends beautifully, and covers up wrinkles, ensuring you forget that you’re covered up with a weightless, naked and demi-matte finish. The $29 makeup for oily skin and acne is quite easy to apply and lasts for 24 hours.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit

L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Concealer and Contour Kit | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

YES! A CONCEALING AND CONTOUR KIT BY L’OREAL IS FINALLY HERE! This $16.99 cream palette is the ultimate tool for correcting and defining your face. The 4 creamy shades can be used individually or combined to create a custom shade of your own. No more stubborn dark circles and scars with this spectacular product!

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

A travel-friendly $30 soft, lightweight, full-coverage concealer that transforms your look by blurring out imperfections. Giving a natural finish, the Nars concealer promises high coverage and doesn't settle into the pores, making it a must-have makeup for oily skin! 

Make Up Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage

make up forever full cover concealer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

Make Up Forever never lets us down! This $34 oil-free, light, creamy, and waterproof concealer gives full coverage, conceals birthmarks, scars, and beauty marks and is extremely long lasting! 

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer

hourglass hidden corrective concealer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

Has Hourglass not impressed us already? Continuing to blow our minds, Hourglass offers a $34 hidden corrective concealer, which is creamy, moisturizing, and blends smoothly, giving it an undetectable finish by expertly concealing broken capillaries, redness, and acne. 

Best Primers for Oily Skin

M.A.C. Prep + Prime Skin

MAC Prep and Prime Skin | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

A top-selling fluid primer that soothes the skin, absorbs excess oil, and evens out skin redness for $31 only! This spectacular product helps your foundation blend beautifully, giving you a natural, shine-free look. 

Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Primer

benefit porefessional primer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

This $32 invisible finish magnifying primer minimizes pores, absorbs oil, eliminates shine, and gives you a smooth canvas for a flawless foundation application. Speaking of makeup for oily skin, go buy this skin savior right now and see the huge difference it makes!

Too Faced Primed and Powerless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

too faced primed and poreless skin primer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

This $30 scientifically-formulated primer helps bronzers, powders, and foundation glide onto the skin seamlessly to give you a flawless look. It contains potent vitamins and a powerful dose of retinol to banish your pores and give your skin a virtual facelift. 

bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer

bareminerals prime time foundation primer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

To extend the wear of your foundation and keep you looking fresh for long with makeup for oily skin that is not tacky, this $28 primer is a perfect choice! Its lightweight formula glides onto the skin seamlessly, leaving your skin feeling matte and shine-free. 

Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer

tarte poreless mattifying primer | Best Makeup for Oily Skin

A primer that minimizes pores and fights any signs of aging is great makeup for oily skin, and this $31 primer does just that with is powerful botanical extracts. This antioxidant formula nourishes the skin, speeds up healing, and gives your complexion an immediate boost! 

Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish

skindinavia no more shine makeup finishing spray | The Best Makeup for Oily Skin

A top-selling finishing spray that extends makeup for oily skin, controls shine, and eliminates the need for touchups--all that at the cost of $20 only! What more could one ask for?!

Penny and Pine T-Zone Mattifier

penny and pine t-zone mattifier | The Best Makeup for Oily Skin

$48 becomes worth spending if it's about getting rid of excess oil and shine. This T-Zone Mattifier gives a soft, powerless finish to oily areas and creates a smooth canvas for photo-ready makeup. My personal favorite and holy grail primer and makeup for oily skin. 


Wait, are you still here If yes, then WHY? Go browse your favorite makeup sites and buy your perfect choice to battle that sheen off your skin!

What are some of your holy-grail makeup products for oily skin? Share with all of us in the comments below! 



  • Msmbcarey

    Thank you for posting such good information. Been battling my oily skin for tears and now I have some ideas.

  • Sarah

    I’ve always struggled with oil skin so I am excited to try some of these products!

  • Jeanne Coulombe

    I would love to try this makeup I have a hard time with makeup cause I break out.

  • Kayli

    I use Estee Lauder foundation and Penny and Pine T-Zone Mattifier! And I also Penny and Pine’s transformation oil once or twice a week to keep my face moisturized.

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