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9 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

Shiny skin doesn't stand a chance against these top-rated foundations for oily skin
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If you find yourself using up an entire pack of blotting paper per day, chances are you're not using the best foundation for oily skin. But don't worry; we're here to help solve your oily skin foundation woes. We scoured the reviews of readers who say they have oily skin, greasy skin and shiny skin to figure out which foundations they rely on to keep them shine-free all day long (even through that dreaded mid-day oil-slick). From matte foundations to foundations that give skin a dewy -- but not greasy -- glow, these are the best foundations for oily skin. Kiss your shiny skin goodbye.

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Best Foundation for Oily Skin No. 9: BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $28.50
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.3*
Why it's great: "I freaking love this matte formula," exclaims one enthusiastic reader with oily skin, who also claims it is better than the original formula. Other reviewers agree, adding, "the matte formula is great for oily skin." Another reader with combination skin says, "it doesn't clog my pores or break me out and it gives a really natural, flawless finish."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 here.

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Best Foundation for Oily Skin No. 8: Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, $35
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.8*
Why it's great: "This is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish," explains one reviewer. "It really is perfect for oily skin." Another reviewer says this is a "great foundation" that "doesn't break [her] out and controls oil." Overall, reviewers with oily skin agree that this foundation is a hit.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation here.

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Best Foundation for Oily Skin No. 7: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, $
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.9*
Why it's great: Reviewers are fans of this "lightweight" foundation because it gives them buildable coverage and keeps oil under control. "For oily skin you'll notice it gives you an all-day, flawless finish that doesn't feel like you have to constantly blot it," says one reader. Another adds that she was "amazed" by this foundation, because it "glides on so perfectly and feels like you aren't even wearing makeup."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup here

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Best Foundation for Oily Skin No. 6: Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup, $24
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.1*
Why it's great: "I would suggest this foundation to anyone with combination/oily skin," says one reviewer. "I love the staying power and color options." Another reviewer adds that it "helps [her] stay matte" and has a "powdery finish."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup here.

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BY ALLIE FLINN | JAN 29, 2016 | SHARES
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