These are the best foundations for combating shine minus the cake
Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, £29.50, Smashbox
Just because you have oily skin, doesn’t mean it should be starved of hydration. This foundation gives you the best of both worlds, keeping the skin comfortable in winter without wearing off. Shine stays under control with the satin-matte finish and the long-wear will save you from touching up all day long.
Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15, £31, Bobbi Brown
This 16-hour formula not only keeps oil at bay all day but it also has a multidimensional matte finish, meaning that even though it keeps things covered, it never looks flat or dull, but rather creates a natural-looking second skin.
Lifeproof Long Lasting Foundation, £7.50, CYO
UK newcomer CYO has completely swept us off our feet with its high-performance but not high price products. This foundation is a favourite amongst the GLAMOUR team’s oily-skin gals, who give it the big thumbs up for shine control and long-lasting wear.
Infallible 24H-Matte Mattifying Foundation, £8.99, L’Oréal Paris
There are few purse-friendly foundations that really do the job well, but this one is a bit of a wonder-product. Matte but not drying with medium-high coverage, this formula is best suited to skin slightly on the oiler side. Due to its 24-hour wear, it’s ideal for warmer weather.
Yes, technically this is a CC cream, but the amount of coverage means it works more as a medium coverage foundation. This glow-giving, blemish-covering formula is our favourite product from the range – and it’s perfect for skin on the oiler side.
Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick, £29, Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder’s iconic Double Wear foundation now comes in a genius stick with a cushioned applicator. In short, this makes putting on your base much less of a faff, and with the ultra long-wearing high coverage formula, sweat and excess oil doesn’t stand a chance.
Dermablend 3D Correction, £23, Vichy
If you’re concerned about your purse strings, this base is a great affordable option. This high-coverage, long-wearing foundation will see you through even the hottest summer days.
Ultra HD Foundation, £31, Makeup Forever
An updated formula from the original HD Foundation, Makeup Forever’s bestselling base offers the best in high coverage. Perfect for oily skins, the foundation has a semi-matte finish, with a slight glow. This is one of our all-time favourites which is perfect for hot days. Budge proof beauty? You’ve got it.
Born This Way Foundation, £29, Too Faced
This oil-free foundation is budge-proof without feeling heavy or cakey. The finish is matte with a slight glow, making it the perfect all-rounder.
Stay Matte Foundation, £6.49, Rimmel London
Want a purse-friendly way to stay non-shiny? This affordable formula ensures a matte, lightweight finish.
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, £42, Hourglass
A foundation stick is great for building coverage and touching up during the day. Unlike many sticks, Hourglass’ adds a nice glow but stays on all day without sliding down the face. We love this new addition to the line.
Skin Base, £26.40, Illamasqua
This base comes in a great shade range and dries onto the skin matte. It’s a high coverage formula which blends well and will last you all day (and night, if necessary).