If you have oily skin or are prone to spots, the last thing you need is a foundation that’s going to split, irritate your skin or clog your pores. There are so many foundations out on the market that claim to give you a smooth, matte or dewy finish, but quite a few of them contain a lot of oil that can harm your skin in the long run or ruin your look after just a couple of hours of wear. Here are some of the best oil free foundations we’ve found that will keep your skin looking smooth and hydrated all day.
e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15
The first oil free foundation is the most affordable. At £7.50 at Superdrug, there are over 40 shades to choose from so you’ll be getting not only a product that won’t split a few hours after application, but a foundation that will blend into your skin and dry semi matte – the perfect finish. To save more product and achieve the best results, stipple on and blend with a dense foundation brush to achieve the airbrushed look.
FENTY BEAUTY – Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
There wouldn’t be a list if this foundation didn’t make it on here. The brand that shocked the world with an astounding and inclusive 40 shades at launch is also oil free! This foundation is designed to be all sorts of sweat and humidity-proof (all the things that can open up our pores and make us oily). A medium to full coverage foundation, the Fenty pro filter foundation dries down to a soft matte and shine free finish, allowing you to add the shine where you want with highlighter. She’s in the mid price range at £27 from Harvey Nichols but well worth the purchase if you plan to really show off on nights out.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
This is the foundation all the social media beauty gurus have raved about at a million times in the past year. Full coverage, oil free and equipped with all the big guns, coconut water, alpine rose and hyaluronic acid, it boasts to keep the skin hydrated and bright through out the day. With 35 shades to choose from, it shouldn’t be difficult to find your exact match and enjoy flawless looking skin that will stay looking good for 12 hours!
Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25
If you could of thought of a faster and mess free way of applying foundation, wouldn’t you have imagined a foundation stick? This vegan oil free foundation from Bare Minerals comes with SPF of 25 and is light weight, with a medium coverage that will never get cakey or clog your pores. Ideal for dry skin types, though it says all, it’s been clinically proven to improve the hydration in your skin by up to 146% over 2 weeks.
NARS – Natural Radiant Long-wear Foundation
Ideal for those with oily skin, Nars’ long-wear foundation claims to last an incredible 16 hours. Remember, that doesn’t mean you need to wear it that long, but that it will stay looking new and fresh for much longer than you need, a guarantee for flawless looking skin all day. The range of thirty three shades contains fruit extracts that continue to hydrate the skin, leaving a warm and glowing finish that won’t grease or shine. It’s also transfer and sweat resistant, perfect for summer!