The best foundations for oily skin that don't cause breakouts
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I'm always surprised by the amount of women who claim not to wear liquid foundation due to their oily, acne-prone skin. I have naturally oily skin, the kind that looks like a shiny mess by noon. But the right liquid formula absorbs excess oil and keeps my foundation intact. The trick is to stick to foundations that are matte and oil-free. Fortunately, there are plenty of options!

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One of the biggest mistakes oily-skinned girls like myself make when it comes to buying foundation, is choosing formulas that are meant for dry complexions. If it has a dewy or glowy finish to it, chances are you're going to look shiny in just a matter of hours. 

I've tried out quite a few formulas that don't just keep my makeup in place all day. They also don't break out my acne-prone skin. Check them out and thank me later!

Fenty Beauty Foundation leaves skin with a perfect matte finish. 1

This foundation is everything everyone has raved it to be. The coverage is amazing, the formula glides on smoothly, leaving skin flawless without the access oil or unwanted shine. Did I mention it also comes with 40 shade options? Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34). 

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is life. 2

It covers every single imperfection while also minimizing the appearance of pores. I'm obsessed! Too Faced Born This Way Foundation ($39). 

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Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation works wonders. 3

It absorbs oil, reduces shine but still leaves skin soft and moisturized. The price point is a plus, too! Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation ($6). 

Neutrogena Skinclearing Oil-Free Makeup was designed for acne-prone skin. 4

It's formulated with Microclear Technology and salicylic acid to not only absorb access oil but treat and banish acne all at the same time. Pretty genius, no? Neutrogena Skinclearing Oil-Free Makeup ($15). 

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The L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation absorbs oil without making you look flat. 5

It leaves skin with a nice, matte finish but without looking dull or flat. The formula also stays put for hours. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation ($11). 

For the oily-skinned girl who doesn't like a matte finish. 6

This illuminating formula lives skin dewy without the shine or the oilyness. You'll have a radiant complexion all day without looking like a glazed donut. Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation ($125). 

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The Clinique Superbalanced Makeup balances skin and controls oil. 7

It provides adjustable oil-free, silky coverage without leaving skin looking oil-slick. It's pretty awesome that way. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup ($26). 

The Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer is perfect for the girl who loves BB creams. 8

This oil-free formula is as lightweight and breathable as a tinted moisturizer but provides as much coverage as a liquid foundation, leaving skin with a matte but radiant finish. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer ($44). 

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The Lorac POREfection Foundation leaves skin poreless. 9

It's formulated with vitamin A and E, olive leaf and papaya extracts. It leaves skin smooth and effortlessly ageless-looking. Lorac POREfection Foundation ($38). 

The Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation is a game-changer. 10

This full-coverage foundation hides everything from acne to dark spots and absorbs access oil without leaving your skin looking caked. Score! Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation ($41).