5 Of The Best Foundations For Oily Skin

Excess shine, an oily T-zone and enlarged pores your biggest bugbears? Consider these five foundations your new BFFs...

Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme

Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme


Containing oil-controlling powders, this lightweight foundation glides onto the skin and helps to minimise the look of pores, as well as nixing extra shine. The long-lasting formula will keep your skin matte right through the 9-5. We <3.

Rimmel Stay Matte

Rimmel Stay Matte


We’re big fans of Rimmel foundations and we love this matte offering from the brand. It’s oil-free and lightweight. Oh, and it’s only €8.49 too. Yay!

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Estee Lauder Double Wear


A firm fave in our beauty stash, this magic number comes with 15-hour staying power, meaning an oily T-zone won’t shift it. Thanks to its medium-heavy coverage, it’s also ace at covering acne.

L’Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Matte

L'Oreal Infallible Matte


Promising to nix shine for up to 24 hours, this formula offers all the mattifying benefits of an oil-free foundation without the drying effect on your skin. It’s non-cakey and will only set you back a tiny €12.29 too.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere

Chanel Lumiere Foundation


Perfect for girls who need to mop up excess oil but still want to rock a dewy complexion, we love this foundation for its second-skin feel. Its lightweight texture and buildable coverage also means we can control oil, without our make-up looking cakey or heavy.

Psst! Wanna know what’s causing your oily skin? We have some possible answers here