best drugstore foundations for oily skin 2017

What makes a perfect foundation? Each out the five drugstore foundations mentioned has something else to offer. For me shine control and durability are the primary indications of the good makeup base. If that is fulfilled, I can be more picky about the other aspects of the products.

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My combination to oily skin sometimes forces me to ditch the products that looked great right after the application merely because they separate on mine skin. That happened with many high priced foundations I have tried out in the past. Most of them, ended up in my sister’s makeup bag because the products were just perfect for her dry skin.

Today I want to share with you five drugstore foundations I haven’t given up.

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation 3 in 1 – SPF 20

max factor face finity all day flawless 3 in 1 warm almond

I remember ordering this foundation in the same shade as the dearest Lisa Eldridge used in one of her tutorials, number 45 Warm Almond. Luckily, it turned out to be a perfect shade for me. Particularly for the winter time when my skin almost completely loses the golden summer tone and gets more pinkish.

I love its durability and the natural matte skin effect. It gives medium coverage, but it can be build up when necessary. The biggest plus for me is that I can still use a decent amount of face serums and moisturiser underneath without them breaking the product apart.

Rimmel Match Perfection 24HR Moisture Hydration – SPF 20

rimmel match perfection 101 classic ivory

You might consider this an unusual choice. But on the days when I simply cannot control my dry patches but still feel like I need some coverage, I reach for the Match Perfection from Rimmel. Naturally, I powder the skin slightly in my T-zone while leaving the rest dewy and natural. It is not my to go option for the summer, but it is a lovely foundation for colder days even if your skin is on the oily side.

Milani Conceal+Perfect 2 in 1 Foudnation + Concealer

milani conceal perfect 2 in 1 foundation in 02 natural

Conceal+Perfect is my choice when I get out in the evening. I usually mix it with the Warm Almond from Max factor to get the right shade. But if you are lucky and the yellowish shades fit you just right, you can expect extreme coverage and long wearing base.

Although makeup brushes are my favourite form of base application, for the Milani foundation I do prefer the beauty blender, well the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to be exact. This way I can hide the most stubborn spots on my face without adding the additional layer of concealer.

Maybelline Fit me! Matte+Poreless Foundation

maybelline fit me matte poreless 105 natural ivory

Fit me! in Matte+Poreless is probably my favourite out of all the foundations I am recommending today. It has the lightest consistency out them all but still provides very decent coverage. I feel like there is nothing on my face when I am wearing it. Skin stays matte and beautiful for many hours. If you haven’t tried out this one yet, you are missing a lot!

Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation

wet n wild photofocus foundation soft ivory


What this foundation lacks to be a perfect foundation ever created? More sanitary applicator. It doesn’t have to be a pump. It could be just packed in a tube like Maybelline foundation, or something of this type.

I am truly devastated how difficult it is to get this foundation in the Netherlands. Sure I got in at But they only have several shades available, hence the pale Soft Ivory. It is easy for me to bronze things up. It is very lightweight but still offers medium coverage. And I can confirm that besides keeping the skin matte for many hours you get the extra benefit of amazing looking skin on your selfies.

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The best drugstore foundations for oily skin –

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I love how drugstore brands offer us more and more satisfactory products for less than $15! A few years ago it was almost impossible for me to keep any foundation on for a few hours without a pore minimising serum and load of powder on top. With these five I can focus my skin prep on the moisture and anti-aging without worrying about my skin turning into an oily slick.

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