Best Foundation Makeup for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you know that finding a foundation for your skin type is tough. A liquid or cream foundation makeup may just slide off. Fortunately, there are foundation makeup options for those with oily skin.

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Causes of Oily Skin

Oily skin may be caused by a variety of factors including hormones, genetics and even the foods you consume. The sebaceous glands in your skin make the oil, which is secreted through your pores. An overproduction of the oils that are made in these glands can cause oily skin.

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Foundation Types for Oily Skin

For those with oily skin, you are not without options when it comes to foundation makeup. Powder-type foundation, whether it is loose or pressed, is one of your best bets when it comes to a foundation makeup that will not only last all day, but soak up excess shine as well.

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Powder Foundation

A powder foundation makeup comes in both loose and pressed powder forms and can be applied with a loose powder brush, kabuki brush, makeup sponge or powder puff. A powder foundation helps to soak up excess oil and keep your face looking matte throughout the day. Keep in mind that the applicator you use to apply your powder foundation can harbor excess oil and bacteria, so make sure to clean or replace your powder applicator regularly to keep from spreading oil and bacteria back onto your skin.

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Mineral Makeup Foundation

For those wanting a natural oily skin foundation makeup alternative, a mineral makeup product would be the right fit for you. Mineral makeup foundation is also a good choice for those with sensitive skin because it doesn’t have the harsh chemicals and ingredients that are often found in typical powder-type makeup.

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Tinted Moisturizer With an SPF as a Foundation

If you feel that layering your moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup leaves your skin oilier than it was before, then a tinted moisturizer may be another option for you. Combining a moisturizer, sunscreen and light color in one product, a tinted moisturizer with SPF can replace all three of these products for you. Try a tinted moisturizer with SPF in lieu of a foundation and then dust a loose powder on your T-zone for an added mattifying effect.

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