10 Best Foundations + Concealers For OILY Skin | Mariah Leonard

Healthy Skin Tip: Give your skin a chance to breathe. It might be rather tempting to try to keep your face medicated all the time, however, it is important to give your skin a chance to work on its own and deal with it naturally. You also want to give your skin a break from the harsh chemicals that are in the acne medications.
Today I’m breaking down the top 10 BEST foundations and concealers for oily skin! I hope you guys find this helpful, don’t forget to leave your oily-skin favs in the comments below.

NOTE – I had oily skin all of my life until I turned 24, so these are products I’ve used in the past and/or still use today (just with hydrating primers). I wouldn’t recommend things I know nothing about, if you’ve been here a while, you already know this 😉

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
YSL Fusion Ink Foundation
tarte rainforest of the sea water foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer
Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
tarte amazonian clay 12hr waterproof concealer

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  1. Hi Mariah! Have you tried the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow? Do you have any recommendation of a cruelty free alternative for that foundation? Thank you!

  2. which foundation will be good for oily skin..estee lauder double wear foundation or make up forever hd foundation or nars one?what will u suggest

  3. which foundation will be good for oily skin..estee lauder double wear foundation or make up forever hd foundation or nars one?what will u suggest

  4. Can you please do foundations for dry skin? I’ve got some great sheer ones but I’m really struggling to find a full coverage!

  5. Do you suggest the ‘All Day Luminous Weightless’ or the ‘Velvet Matte Skin Tint’ by Nars good for oily skin which needs coverage? 😘

  6. I want to try the loreal pro matte one but idk the undertone of it Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation in the shade light medium neutral was like my skin in a bottle perfect match but I didn’t like the foundation itself it separated on my face 😠

  7. I have quite oily skin, and I combed through both high end, and drugstore options to find what is most effective for me. I either use the Jouer Anti-Blemish Primer, or the tinted primer from Bare Minerals. My two favorites from the drugstore are the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, and The Rimmel Lasting Finish25 Hour foundation. My top high end choices are the Urban Decay Naked Weightless Foundation, the Estée Lauder Double Wear, and for foundation free days I use the Bare Minerals Complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream. I always set my t-zone with the Bare Minerals bareSkin Perfecting Veil. My skin stays Matte all day. Although, I receive the most compliments when I wear the Rimmel foundation. It does seem to give me a glow without looking oily.

  8. Am I the only one who thinks that the L’Oreal Infallible oxidizes? I love it but I used to wear 103 and would notice it would get too dark after about an hour

  9. Did you lose any weight in the last three years? Sometimes weight loss dries up skin, it has to do with lower androgen production by fat cells.

  10. Can I use concealer mixed with primer or moisturizer only on my face? Like foundation…

  11. okay can anyone help me ?!! i have the OILIEST (is that a word? lol) skin right in my t size, especially under my eyes. my routine has been no moisturizer, because even my oil free one has (i think) made me even more oily. so i just use a tiny bit of pore filling primer, a matte foundation, a range of concealers (shape tape, maybelline, etc) and i use kat von d setting loose powder to bake in those areas. i set the rest of my face with rimmel stay matte powder. tips ?? is there any hope for me?!! lmao plz halp

  12. I wish you had made this a month ago. I recently maxed out my Ulta credit card (it only has a $200 limit) so I could get the tarte shape tape everyone goes on about. It’s great, really, but I have an adrenal disease that makes my head and chest sweat 24/7 unless I have moving air in my face. I have to apply makeup with a fan pointed at my face or I’m sweating makeup off as I’m putting it on. Now I know I should have gone for the Amazonian clay concealer instead. I got the foundation which works very well with matte primers, but the shape tape isn’t lasting as long as the foundation. Bummer. Well, thank you Mariah, at least I know which to get next time and tarte is seriously the best for us fair girls so I’m glad tarte was your best recommendation for my skin.