Foundation For Oily Skin

Oily Skin Foundation


It's not the end of the world if you have oily skin, although it may sometimes feel that way during the endless search and trial and error process of finding the perfect makeup and skincare products to add to your routine.


We will be focusing on the best foundation for oily skin right here, but don't forget to check out other Colorescience products such as the mattifying primer to absorb oil and take the shine off your oily skin. Now, let's get to the details with some frequently asked questions that we often hear about our mineral foundation for oily skin.


Is powder or liquid foundation better for oily skin?


Powder formulations are generally accepted to be the best option when looking for foundation for oily skin. Of course, as with anything else, you can find a couple of people who disagree with that, but for the majority of people with oily skin it is recommended to try powders first. This may mean you need to try a few powders before you find what works for you, but it is going to be better than liquid in almost all cases.


The reason that powder foundation works better for oily skin is simply because it doesn't make sense to add more oil in to the mix. Instead, a powder foundation for oily skin will actually absorb some of the excess natural oils from your skin, while also allowing your pores to breathe properly without being covered in an extra layer of liquid product.


Liquid foundation can be great for people with dry skin because it is generally better at filling in lines and wrinkles, but using it on already oily skin is generally not a good idea.


How to apply foundation on oily skin?


  • Start with a clean face
  • Gently exfoliate your skin now if you're going to, or use a cleansing brush – avoid harsh mechanical exfoliators which can make oily skin even worse
  • Apply your favourite moisturiser
  • Apply a mattifying primer (absorbs oil, controls shine, gives SPF 20 protection)
  • Now it's time for the mineral foundation for oily skin, using a shade that matches your skin tone as closely as possible
  • Use a clean brush to apply powder foundation according to the directions
  • Pay attention to your T-zone or other oily hot spots, and avoid broad strokes with the brush so you are not moving foundation from the hot spots to other areas of the face