Picking the right foundation when you have oily or combination skin can seem like a daunting task. Choose the wrong formula and it'll clump up or streak down your face. Thankfully, there are some new matte foundations on the market that do a solid job of mattifying your complexion without the harsh, chalky finish that enhances fine-lines.
These new "comfort matte" foundations are just the trick for keeping your oily zones mattified while letting the skin breathe. They also don't wick away all moisture from your skin, leading to overproduction of oil later on. Here are some of our favorite matte foundations that will keep you shine-free and confident (in your makeup's staying power) all day long.
We love this foundation for so many reasons — first of which, the sweet peach scent reminds us of the whimsical Sanrio products of our childhood. More importantly, this makeup is the true definition of "comfort matte." The lightweight formula stays put all day long and keeps your T-zone nice and flat, while never looking flaky or dry. Your skin will be in better condition after you take it off.
There's a reason Fenty received so much attention when it launched: The foundation alone comes in 40 shades, from some of the lightest to the darkest available. Light and breathable, it wears like a second skin while mattifying and adding a soft filter finish. Just like Instagram, it's you, but better.
This full-coverage foundation for oily skin has a thinner consistency, so it's buildable and super easy to blend. It has the ability to blur pores and imperfections while maintaining a naturally matte finish. The fact that you will need minimal touch-ups with powder or blotting sheets is a testament to its staying power.
This heavy-duty foundation from Urban Decay is great for special events when you want to stay matte all night long. A little goes a long way to cover imperfections like pimples, dark spots and fine lines. It's virtually life-proof and looks amazing in photographs.