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Here are 10 Drugstore Foundations that would Keep Oily Skin at Bay

18 August 2017 | MJ Mendoza

Having oily skin is not exactly the best. Even with the popularity of "dewey" and "glowing" makeup looks, it's not cool to have your pancake melt before your very eyes. Sadly, not everyone can afford those high-end Sephora brands to prevent the grease-fest that is your skin. There are, however, drugstore brands that you can turn to that's both affordable but would also prevent your oily skin from being what it is. Here are 10 drugstore foundations that everyone with oily skin must have.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Tested by your favorite YouTube beauty gurus, L'Oreal certainly did a pretty awesome job with this one. First thing's first, it's matte which is what you would need to combat oily skin. Second, it lasts the whole day for up to 8 hours of wear. In addition, many professionals recommend it for photoshoots and for everyday wear. Check out other foundations from L'Oreal below.

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation

Another tried and tested foundation for oily skin, Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation does what it's supposed to do - keep your face matte, smooth, and perfect. It is lightweight and contains micro-powders that absorb excess oil that you would thank the makeup gods for. Best of all, it's long-lasting and is great for photoshoots and everyday makeup looks. Find more Maybelline foundations below.

Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination/Oily Skin

Like the first two foundations, this is also a must for people with oily skin. It is smooth, full coverage, and lasts up to 7 hours of wear. It's great for hiding pores, imperfections, and best of all, it doesn't clog your pores and prevents breakouts! Check out other Revlon makeup products below.

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

A tight budget can mean that you have to find a product that answers to all your problems, including your oily skin. If you need a foundation, a concealer, and a primer in one, then this product from Covergirl should be in your beauty bag. Like most concealers on this list, this foundation is matte and lightweight, which makes it a great everyday foundation. Aside from that, it is also fragrance-free which is ideal for sensitive skin!

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

For a more natural air-brushed look, this foundation would be perfect for you. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation has an airy consistency and is lightweight, meaning you don't have to deal with a greasy pancake mess halfway through the day. Find more Rimmel makeup products below.

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

While NYX falls in between drugstore and high-end but it never fell short on this foundation. Whether to set your liquid makeup or using it as a base, this powder foundation does a great job of preventing your skin from becoming too oily without being too chalky like most powder products. Aside from the foundation, NYX also has a variety of makeup products that you should have in your bag.

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse

Maybelline never fails to bring you a lot of products, especially when it comes to foundations. If you want a flawless matte finish for Instagram photos or a quick trip to the store, then this one is certainly for you. This baby provides buildable medium coverage which minimizes pores and has a matte finish.

Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free+Balance Stick

If you need makeup on the go, then this Fit Me! Foundation would be your best friend. When travelling or touching up, you can carry this stick around anytime you need to cover your imperfections. Saw your ex at the mall? A quick trip to the bathroom would give you a smooth and poreless look. The best thing about this foundation is that it doesn't cause breakouts! YAY!

Mark Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation

Another powder foundation on this list, this product is seen as a dupe for MAC's powder foundation and for good reason! It is smooth, easy to apply, and is great for those who forget to blend their foundation evenly (you need to start somewhere). You can use it to set your liquid foundation or wear it as it is.

CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Foundation

Specially made for oily skin, this Covergirl Foundation has ultra-light absorbers that keep your skin matte. The best thing about this foundation is that it doesn't break you out and keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day.

Covergirl has a great selection of cosmetics that you should check out.

Don't let oily skin keep you from enjoying makeup! Even with drugstore brands, you can create a stunning makeup look like any Youtube guru would. Check out these other foundations that would help you achieve your desired #MOTD.

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