Got oily skin and are looking for foundations that won’t make you look like a grease ball? This is the list for you. The foundations listed have shade ranges flattering on women of colour and are a combination of pocket-friendly foundations, high end brands, options for sensitive skin and cruelty free products.
This affordable option is a beauty blogger drugstore favorite. Popular for its long-wear (lasts all day!), great coverage and little transfer, this is definitely worth it for the price. Available in 16 shades, there are options for women of colour to work with in this line.
It is known to set quite fast so apply this baby quickly!
To Buy: $USD 11.99, target.com.
Amazonian clay is the main ingredient in most Tarte cosmetics and clay is known to soak up oil and provide oil control. Vitamin A is also in the Amazonian clay full coverage foundation, which is known for its role in reducing acne.
This foundation which has a satin, oil-free finish is available in 25 shades as well as 16 loose powder shades.
This cruelty free and vegan friendly line is free of synthetic by products so its great for people with sensitive skin as well.
To buy: $USD 39, Sephora.com
Available in 24 shades, you can definitely find a close match to your skin tone with this affordable option. For everyday wear and capable of building up for a beat face this foundation has a matte, poreless finish.
Be wary though, it transfers like crazy! If you don’t want to be the girl that leaves stains on everyone she hugs. please use a primer and setting powder with this foundation.
To Buy: $USD 5.99, Target.com
Thanks to the growth of beauty blogging on social media, more women of colour are exploring other brands aside from MAC.
But there is no question this foundation used to be considered the holy-grail & standard for black women. Once you get over the hump of finding your right match in this foundation, it is the foundation to wear when you are going for full, flawless coverage.
To Buy: $USD 27, maccosmetics.com
This light weight, oil free foundation specifically caters to oily skin. If you want long wearing, full coverage that can also work for sensitive skin, then this is a product to consider.
They carry 20 shades which will be to your advantage. It is oil,alcohol, fragrance–free and dermatologist tested.
To Buy: $USD 42, Sephora.com
Unlike the Sheer Glow foundation which has no pump, this foundation comes with a pump that helps manage how much of it you use. Lightweight and heavily pigmented, this is the foundation for “beat for the gawwds” and not necessarily for “no makeup, makeup”. A little of it can go a long way so be easy on the pump with this one.
To Buy: $USD 48, Sephora.com
This powder is a God-send for oily skin because it has the consistency and appearance of a mineral powder yet gives a poreless, matte finish. Infused with salicylic acid and Vitamin A, it also helps with acne. This product is non-drying, oil free, fragrance free and paraben free.
Since it’s a powder, it is well suited to help with oil control. With only 8 shades though, this does not have an extensive range of shades for dark skinned beauties but the the liquid POREfection foundation comes in 10 shades.
To Buy: $USD 33, Ulta.com
Your favorite foundation for oily skin not listed here? Comment below and share what foundation should make the list!