We all love the fact that oil blotting sheets exist, but it’s even better when we don’t have to use them multiple times throughout the day. In a perfect world, we would apply our foundation and it would look flawless all day, but that’s not always the case. I’m sure no one wants to look in the mirror and see that stubborn t-zone shining back at you. Fortunately the makeup game has changed for the better and now there are so many amazing formulas that have come to the rescue! 💃
Here is a roundup of personal favorites that have worked for my skin. I’m sure there are more, but these are tried and true products that I’ve used multiple times and they’ve never disappointed me. Prices linked below are the cheapest I’ve found for the biggest bang for your buck. 💰
Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation, a full coverage, matte finish and waterproof formula, gives a flawless finish to your complexion. Ideal for a long night out and priced at $40, it’s great for important events and long hours. Known for its long-lasting effects, it reduces the appearance of shine and helps absorb oil.
Priced at $5.99, Maybelline’s FIT ME! Matte + Poreless Foundation is one of the top-rated drugstore formulas that controls oily prone skin. As it blurs pores, it helps oil stay out of your t-zone and comes highly recommended for your everyday foundation. The price point is unbeatable and is best for tight budgets. It does the job fine if you need to save!
Yves Saint Laurent’s All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation is more than a tongue twister. The oil-free, non-pore clogging formula is the most expensive product on this round up, but for good reason. I’ve used this for a month now and it gives me a flawless velvety finish each time. The best part and probably the key reason why the price is so high, it comes with important skincare benefits. Infused with black tea antioxidant complex, the foundation combats signs of dullness and fatigue.
L’Oréal Paris’ Infallible Matte Foundation is hands down my favorite drugstore matte formula. It doesn’t have as much coverage as the others, but it’s so nice for your work week. It’s known to be air-light, but long wearing so it’s perfect for everyday wear. Priced at $10, it’s still at a super affordable price point so you shouldn’t be afraid to use too much of it. It won’t break the bank and I’ve noticed it works wonder if you want a foundation specifically for your t-zone. Helpful tip: You can use this for your t-zone then use another for the rest of your face if you want better coverage in other areas 😉
Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation is oil-free and priced at $39. It’s infused with Vitamin C and coconut water so not only does it have a great scent, but it has key skincare ingredients! Coconut water helps minimize the appearance of pores and moisturizes the skin. Vitamin C helps shield skin and helps with uneven skin tones. Helpful tip: If you purchase through HSN, you score this foundation at an affordable price by making 4 payments of $9.75 plus free shipping! This is what I did and it was definitely a smarter way of spending if you’re wanting to try a high-end foundation.
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna’s Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longer Foundation is the newest of the bunch and is one of my faves right now! It’s lightweight on the skin and doesn’t clog pores. It’s even resistant to sweat and humidity which is key in Texas especially if you’re looking for a foundation that can withstand a workout! The best part: It comes in 40 shades! You are bound to find the right shade for you, the color selections are incredible.
Pair one of these oil-free foundations with RCMA’s No Color Setting Powder ($12) and you’re locked and loaded for a full day of minimal shine! 🎉