Having oily/combination skin can be a real pain in the… You deal with acne, you deal with dry skin. Your skin feels like a monster, waiting maliciously to break out just before a big day or look flaky around the chin when you try to treat that pimple, making you look like an alien at work the next day! Argh, I have dealt with oily/combination/sensitive skin all my tween life and I know what a trouble it is to maintain it clear.
Foundations can be such a savior to us oily/combination skin women at times when our skin just doesn’t want to catch a break.
I have discovered a slew of foundations that work the best for me. These foundations are designed to suit oily combination skin types and work under the most humid conditions.
5 Best Drugstore Foundations for Oily/Combination Skin in India:
Mineral powder foundations are a boon to oily/combination skin types. This formula in particular absorbs excess oil, gives smooth medium coverage, its very easy to use anywhere[even while travelling], lasts for 4-5 hours, is parabens free and has SPF 15. It doesn’t break me out. You can reapply it several times a day unlike the messy liquid foundations. Apart from all the obvious pros, mineral foundations also contain healing minerals that help heal oily/combination skin. In other words, mineral foundations are good for the health of your skin.
This foundation is a fairly recent discovery of mine and I absolutely adore it. Its a full coverage liquid foundation that gives a smooth flawless finish and has SPF 10. It lasts for a long time and hides all imperfections. It doesn’t break me out and looks good in photo’s. It is parabens free. I will recommend this to any woman who has oily/combination skin and is looking for full coverage. This is my current favorite.
3. Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation:
It claims to stay on for 24 hours and is said to be a dupe for Mac pro long wear foundation. The shades are yellow toned just like MAC foundations and gives full studio coverage. It also has a SPF of 15 and lasts really long in the most humid conditions. But most importantly, it doesn’t break you out. The only down side to this foundation is that it has parabens in it.
4.Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder:
This foundation was launched in India recently and has been an instant hit with women with oily/combination skin. This is a liquid foundation which turns powder matte on application! It has SPF 18, doesn’t break you out and gives a sheer to medium coverage. It is a great foundation for daily use.
5. Loreal True Match Liquid Foundation:
This is a classic foundation that has been around for quite a long time and is a favorite among many makeup artists. It gives full coverage and suits oily/combination skin types well. It gives a semi-matte, dewy finish – so if you are looking for a complete matte look, then this might not be for you. However, if you are looking for a flawless dewy finish then you might like this foundation.
You might have noticed that a lot of Loreal foundations has made it to my favorites. What can I say, Loreal paris really knows its foundations like no other drugstore brand. Those are my top 5 favorite foundations. Which are yours?