Picks: The Best Foundations for Oily Skin

Budge-proof finds that will last all day!

( While the dewy makeup look is currently one of the most coveted trends, it's really not for everyone. For oily-skinned gals, "luminous" and "glowy" makeup usually ends as a slick and greasy mess, so it's best to stick to foundations that will keep you looking fresh instead of looking like you dipped your face in a frying pan. Below, we list 10 of the best foundations that promise to stay budge-proof, control shine, and last all day long.

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Here are our picks for the 10 best foundation for oily skin:

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (P2,030) from Fenty Beauty

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Fenty Beauty

For many oily-skinned makeup lovers out there, every drop of this foundation from Fenty Beauty is worth the hype. The best-selling foundation diffuses large pores to give skin an instantly smooth yet natural-looking finish that’s resistant to sweat and humidity. Best of all, it comes in 50 shades so you’re bound to find one that's perfect for your skin tone.


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Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (P399) from Maybelline

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Maybelline
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For a shine-free complexion that won’t break the bank, you won't regret picking up this crowd-favorite from Maybelline—it's a go-to for a reason. It has a lightweight formula that promises to minimize pores, blur fine lines, and leave a soft matte finish, making it ideal for everyday wear.

 See a list of Maybelline counters.

Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (P550) from L'Oreal

Best Foundation For Oily Skin L'Oreal
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This long-wearing foundation from L'Oreal promises to last up to 24 hours. It absorbs excess oil and shine so you don’t need to touch up your makeup several times a day. You can choose to go light for an everyday look, or build up to full coverage; either way, its breathable texture won’t make you feel like you’re wearing a heavy mask of makeup.

See a list of L'Oreal counters.

Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup (P2,400) from Estée Lauder

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Estee Lauder
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There’s a good reason why this foundation from Estée Lauder has been a cult-favorite for years. You won’t need to fuss over your makeup or worry about blotting your face because it’s proven to keep you looking fresh and flawless for as long as 24 hours. It’s also waterproof and transfer-resistant, with a buildable coverage that evens out your skin tone and hides imperfections.


See a list of Estee Lauder stores.

Mat Velvet+ Foundation (P2,800) from Make Up For Ever

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Make Up For Ever

The price tag might seem intimidating, but a little goes a long, long way with this foundation from Make Up For Ever. It promises to give you a perfectly matte complexion without fading, creasing, or caking, all while concealing redness and blemishes with just a few dots on the face!

See a list of Make Up For Ever stores.

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (P2,950) from NARS

Best Foundation For Oily Skin NARS

While this liquid foundation from NARS works for all skin types, its 16-hour staying power makes it an especially good match for those with oily skin. The oil-free formula blends effortlessly and almost feels like second skin, giving you a radiant and even complexion sans the sweat and grease.

See a list of NARS stores.

Photo Focus Foundation (P599) from Wet N’ Wild

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Wet N Wild

Headed to a party or get-together? Wet N’ Wild’s affordable liquid foundation promises to keep you selfie-ready with a matte, light-diffusing formula for picture-perfect skin. It’s said to have been tested under seven different lighting conditions, so you can be camera-ready anywhere you are.

Wet N' Wild is available at Watsons, Lazada, and BeautyMNL.

No Filter Foundation (P990) from Colourpop

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Colourpop

True to its name, this oil-free foundation from Colourpop is infused with soft-blurring pigments that give you a flawless, natural-looking complexion that promises to last from day to night. Its blendable formula makes it easy to control how much coverage you get: sheer it out when going for a no-makeup-makeup look, or build it up to banish your blemishes to oblivion.

Available on BeautyMNL.

Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation (P2,450) from Laura Mercier

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Laura Mercier
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Laura Mercier might be well-loved for their setting powder, but they’re also getting plenty of love for their weightless foundation. It can even out your complexion and is formulated to be sweat-proof, humidity-proof, and transfer-proof without looking dull, flat, or cakey after hours. This bottle promises 15 hours of comfortable wear that feels like practically nothing on skin!

Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source.

Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation (P2,800) from Lancome

Best Foundation For Oily Skin Lancome

For those especially long days where you’re out and about, Lancome's liquid foundation gives you a velvety matte finish that hides redness, pores, and other imperfections for up to 24 hours. It’s also infused with perlite and silica which both work to absorb oil so your makeup stays put all day long.

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