The Best Foundations For Oily And Acne Prone Skin

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If you're on the hunt for the best foundation for oily acne prone skin, look no further. We've got you covered with our top picks.

Finding the best foundation for oily acne prone skin is no mean feat. After all, you have to consider that your skin is sensitive, reacts to the slightest of change in products, and breaks out frequently.

This may compel you to only purchase full coverage foundations so you can cover your ever erupting zits and pimples. But not all full-coverage foundations are good for your sensitive skin. You need to look for foundations that are water-based and oil-free.

In fact, you should can also get your hands on foundations that have dimethicone. It absorbs excess oil, creates a matte canvas and also minimises the appearance of large pores. You can even purchase one that has salicylic acid. But worry not, you don't have to do search for anything because we've done the homework for you. 

We've prepared an exhaustive list of the best foundation for oily acne prone skin. 

Best Foundation For Oily Acne Prone Skin  

There is not one, but 21 great foundations that are perfect for oily and acne prone skin. Scroll down to see which one fits your pocket and under tone. 

1. NYX Total Control Drop Foundation | $26 

 
 
 
 
 
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This acne-friendly water-based foundation is available in 30 shades from alabaster to siena, and gives you a velvet matte finish. 

2. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation | $50

 
 
 
 
 
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This foundation s available in a whopping 40 shades, and ranges from very fair to very deep. It is also soft matte and long-wearing. Plus, this water-based foundation gives you a pore-diffused look.

3. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation | $75

 
 
 
 
 
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This foundation is highly pigmented and covers any unsightly blemishes or acne or scars with just a single drop. The only downside is its fragrance, so if you don't like fragrance in your foundations, better stay away from this one. 

4. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation | S$72

 
 
 
 
 
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This one comes in 40 shades and covers ultra light to deep skin tones and is very creamy, yet sits perfectly on your skin. You can achieve sheer or full coverage with this foundation. 

5. Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup Blemish Treatment With Salicylic Acid | S$14.59

 
 
 
 
 
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As the name suggests, this Neutrogena foundation contains salicylic acid, which is a great acne fighter. It has a light to sheer coverage (14 shades) and while it doesn't give you a beat face, it does work to remedy the acne issue. 

6. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick | S$73

 
 
 
 
 
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With SPF 15, this Bobbi Brown foundation stick is perfect for a busy girl on the go. This means, no high-coverage (although you can get it). But it gives you a natural finish and covers blemishes as well. 

7. BareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 | $34.50

 
 
 
 
 
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Minerals and powder, the two best friends of those who have acne prone skin. This BareMinerals foundation creates a flawless base and is infused with nourishing Plant Extracts and antioxidant Vitamin E. They reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and absorb shine. 

Also read: These Are The Best Drugstore Concealers For Asian Women

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj