Top 5 Foundation for Oily Dehydrated Skin

Hey Pretties!

Here are my top 5 foundations after I optimized my makeup collection.

These foundations work well with my skin condition.

My current skin condition

Oily, slightly dehydrated with big pore and hormonal acne during ‘that’ time of the month

My cup of foundation

Medium coverage with natural finish. Even though I have oily skin, I don’t really like matte foundations because I also have large pores and matte foundations tend to make it look too dry.

So here are they, my top 5

1. Mac Face and Body Foundation

Why is this my number 1 fave you ask? Well, despite being the lightest in texture and giving you very sheer coverage, this foundation looks really good on my skin. It looks really natural and gives you very skin like appearance. I also love how this foundation doesn’t really need primer but still stay put and looks good after long hour wearing it.

PS: this is also a really good choice for the glass skin look

2. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation

In my opinion, this is one of the underrated foundations on the market. Beauty gurus always rave about the GA luminous silk, but this one is also worth the hype. It has slightly more matte finish but still looks very beautiful on the skin.

3.Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

Wow, isn’t it a mouthful 😆 Anyway, this ‘newcomer’ got my attention since the first time I tried it on. I tried this one because all the good reviews coming from oily skin Youtubers, and Girls, do I like this one so much. It does say matte on the packaging but on my skin it looks more satin-ish. It sits beautifully on the skin, stay put and doesn’t look greasy even though I wear it under the sun for looong hour

4. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

This is more of a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. It has really sheer and natural coverage, and also feels really light weight on the skin. This is my go to on hot summer day, or just when I need a quick ‘put together’ look

5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation

Long story short, this is like the thicker version of the Mac Face and Body Foundation. It still a very light and watery in consistency but it has more pigment. Using 1 layer of this foundation, gives me more coverage than the Mac one. One reason why this only come at number 5 is because it’s trickier to work with. This foundation isn’t easily to be sheered out. While the Mac one works really well mixed with almost all moisturizer or liquid highlighter, this Tarte one doesn’t always mixed well.

So, are there any of these foundations your favorite too?

Or if you have similar skin type with me, what’s your favorite foundation that’s not listed here?

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Oily Skin Series: Foundation

Hey Guys!

Can you smell the sun already? I do! Charleston weather feels like summer already 🙂

Anyway, since summer is almost here I believe we’re all getting ready to get more oily. Well, FYI, I’m an oily skin girl, all year long, not only on summer so it isn’t surprising that you will see me looking like waffle house pan (oily and greasy, not yummy though) with big noticeable pores around my nose and cheek area. Yay me!

So for the sake of all of us oily skin girl, here are my top 3 of high end and top 3 of drugstore foundation.

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Mac Face and Body Foundation ($ 38)

Coverage : Sheer – buildable to medium

Finish : natural

Best application : Sponge or Dense brush

Staying power : 12 hours

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I reach for this foundation on daily basis, because it’s so light on skin but it also gives you a decent amount of coverage but still look like your own skin. As the coverage is really sheer, this foundation is really good to even out your skin tone but not necessarily can totally cover dark circle. I usually do 2 layers for application, the second one is only on certain area that needs more coverage though. This foundation is buildable for sure, but again don’t expect full coverage from it. Oh, I forgot to mention that this foundation is also waterproof! It has a really really good staying power and doesn’t look like your face is melting under the heat or even rain

Tarte Rainforest Water Foundation ($ 39)

Coverage: Medium – buildable to Full

Finish : natural

Best application : brush then sponge

Staying power : 12 hours

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This is a more recent finding for me. I’ve been using it for about 2 months now and Girl!!! I love it. I can say the consistency is very similar to Mac Face and Body foundation but this one has more pigment for coverage. You can use only one layer of this foundation and get a really good coverage, but just like the Mac one, I put on second layer on certain area. I like to apply this with dense brush all over the face ( I use Real Technique Facial Expert brush) then blend it out with damp sponge for smoother finish. This foundation also have SPF 15 in it, but doesn’t give any flashback on photo 🙂

Nars All Day Luminous Foundation ($ 49)

Coverage: Medium – buildable

Finish : demi matte

Best application : Finger or Sponge

Staying power : 8 hours

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Yes it does say it’s luminous but this won’t make your face super dewy and ended up being greasy. This foundation works amazingly for winter time, when my skin is on its slightly drier side. Winter is the only time of the year when I don’t really need to set my foundation with powder on top. This foundation gives me a a slightly dewy but not greasy looking skin. On summer time, I suggest to apply a small amount of translucent powder before you apply the foundation (Wayne Goss APPROVED) to make this last longer and stay put. Ever since I got the trick from Wayne Goss, I always apply my foundation that way especially if I know that I’ll have that makeup on my face more than 6 hours, and trust me, it really works (at least for me). If you want to know the trick in detail, here is the link for the Wayne Goss video

Now on to the drugstore foundation

L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte ($ 12.99)

Coverage : Medium – buildable

Finish : Semi Matte

Staying power : 10 hours

Best application : Sponge

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With all the hype around this foundation, it really is worth it. This is a really nice foundation that will make your skin look nice and matte all day. It doesn’t accentuate pores like other matte foundations I’ve tried before. Of course with my oily ass skin it can’t last 24 hours, but I can look good like the first application without looking shiny for a good 10 hours. One thing that bothers me (not so much though) this foundation feels more heavier (not cakey) on the skin, as its more on the creamy consistency instead of the watery one. It feels like this foundation sitting on the skin instead of sink into it. But, it still gives nice coverage and smooth looking skin.

Maybelline FitMe ($ 7.99)

Coverage : Medium – buildable

Finish : Matte

Staying power : 6 hours

Best application : sponge

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This foundation seems to be a lot of people’s favorite and I’m in it too. It is a very good foundation. It has watery consistency but thicker than Mac or Tarte. To be honest, this also gives more coverage than the Mac or Tarte one, but too bad I don’t know why this only last very short time on my skin. This is the foundation that I will put on only when I know that I just need to get out of the house for a short time, cause it feels like my skin absorbed this foundation very quick. I usually need extra steps to make this foundation look matte and stay on my skin longer.

Covergirl Clean BB Cream ($ 8.49)

Coverage : Sheer

Finish : Natural

Staying power : 8 hours

Best application : finger

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I was a bit skeptical when I got this for the first time. I had bad experience with some BB cream before, they broke me out so bad or it made me look like a hot mess oily face just within 3 hours of application. Surprisingly, this Covergirl BB cream works very well for me. I did test this last summer, I put this on then did a little sun bathing and it stayed put. It feels light on the skin, and really comfortable for those bright sunny days where you just want to make your skin look even without much coverage.

So, what is your favorite foundation for oily skin Girl? Is there any of these  foundations listed here also your “holy grail”?

Let me know your favorite in the comment section below, or drop me a suggestion for another foundation that works well for oily skin, Girl.

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