The 7 Absolute Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin

Jul 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET
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Ah, there’s nothing quite like summer — the air is warm, the flowers are blooming and your mornings are spent meticulously applying makeup only to show up to work with all of it dripping down your sweaty face. Basically, summer for anyone with insanely oily skin can be a full-on nightmare. But we refuse to let the beauty-obsessed of the world spend a full season living in fear of wearing makeup during warmer months, which is why we searched far and wide to find the seven best oil-free foundations that not only mattify shiny skin, but truly stay put no matter how hot it gets outside.

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And before you call us crazy (we get it, slathering on an entire face of foundation seems like the last thing you want to do right now), we’re telling you firsthand that a smooth, matte canvas that won’t smear or smudge is the solution to wearing any makeup this summer. Don’t worry. We’re not talking about pore-clogging, zit-causing formulas, because we’ve found game-changers that won’t cake or crack, like a lightweight yet full-coverage foundation stick from Lancôme and a sweat-proof liquid foundation from Revlon. Shop all seven of our picks ahead, and prepare for a summer where the living is actually easy.

Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin

Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin: Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination/Oily Skin | Summer skincare 2007
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Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin (Target, $9.69)

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup (Clinique, $24)

Garnier 5-in-1 Miracle Perfector oil-free BB cream

Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin: Garnier 5-in-1 Miracle Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free| Summer Skincare 2017
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Garnier 5-in-1 Miracle Perfector oil-free BB cream (Garnier, $12.99)

MAC Studio Fix Fluid

Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin: M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid | Summer skincare 2017
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid (MAC, $28)

Lancôme Paris Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick

Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin: Lancôme Paris Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick |Summer Skincare 2017
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Lancôme Paris Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick (Lancôme Paris, $42)

Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance stick foundation

Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin: Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick Foundation | Summer Skincare 2017
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Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance stick foundation (Maybelline, $8.99)

Lorac Porefection Foundation

Best Foundations for Oily, Shiny Skin: Lorac Porefection Foundation | Summer Skincare 2017
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Lorac Porefection Foundation (Lorac, $38)

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