Shopping for foundation when you have oily skin can be a tricky affair. While you may be inclined to just default to the most matte formula you can find, there are other key factors to keep in mind—like the texture of your skin, the level of coverage you’re looking for and your preferred finish.
Too matte and your makeup can look dry and cakey and settle into fine lines and pores. Not matte enough and you’ll end up with a greasy oil slick on your face by noon. After much trial and error over the years, we’ve narrowed down the best foundation for oily skin.
And for good measure, we had two makeup artists—Sarah Lucero, global executive director, creative artistry for Stila Cosmetics, and Kelli Bartlett, celebrity makeup artist and artistic director of Glamsquad—weigh in with some pro tips, as well as some of their favorite products for combatting shine.