The Best Foundations For Combination Skin

If you’re the owner of combination skin, boy, do we know it’s hard for you to find the perfect foundation. Combination skin usually means you have some oily parts of your face – normally the T-zone – and some dry patches, usually around the cheeks. When it comes to finding the perfect foundation you’ll need a formula that isn’t too greasy but is also moisturising enough to keep your dry patches nourished.

Then you have to consider your shade, your undertone, your finish, and your coverage. That’s a lot to cover (literally), so if you’re feeling foundation fatigue, we completely understand why. To help you find the perfect foundation to keep your double personality skin happy, we’ve rounded up the best foundations for combination skin. Now you can sleep at night.  

UOMA Beauty Say What?! Foundation

Finish: Matte

Shades: 51 shades and six custom formulas  

Coverage: Full

Made with a super hydrating formula that dries to a matte finish, the Say What?! Foundation is fast becoming a beauty hero for every skin woe. The nourishing formula is infused with biomimicry pigments that are designed to ‘think’ like your skin and adapt the foundation to the complexion’s needs.

Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Finish: Matte

Shades: 40 with multiple undertones

Coverage: Full

Not only is the Power Play Foundation water-, sweat- and transfer-proof (hello summer staple), the high-performance formula is designed to control shine and create a smooth, matte finish. Enriched with fermented algae extract to protect delicate skin from environmental damage, the formula features an ultra-fine powder trio to sit over the skin without drying, and rice hull powder to absorb oil without stripping moisture.

Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation

Finish: Matte

Shades: 50 shades with multiple undertones

Coverage: Full

The Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation is packed with hydrating ingredients to keep your thirsty dry patches boosted, and balancing ingredients to create a matte finish with minimised surface shine. With chamomile extract to moisturise and calm redness; cucumber extract to soften and hydrate; and the crowd pleaser, hyaluronic acid to support skin’s natural moisture retention. Foundation so good, it’s practically skincare.

RMS Beauty 'Un' Cover Up

Finish: Glowy

Shades: 13

Coverage: Sheer

The Beauty ‘Un’ Cover Up doubles as both a mineral concealer and a light coverage foundation, providing a breathable, glowy finish that isn’t heavy or dry. Packed with all the good stuff, the formula features a blend of coconut oil, cocoa seed butter and jojoba oil to nourish even the driest of skin, while giving oily patches the fatty acids they need to prevent overproduction of greasy sebum and keep the complexion moisturised.

NABLA Close Up Futuristic Foundation

Finish: Matte

Shades: 30 with multiple undertones

Coverage: Medium

With a weightless formula and buildable coverage, the Close Up Futuristic Foundation is perfect for tailoring to different areas of the skin. Purposefully designed to have a super blendable formula, the foundation can be dabbed gently over the driest of patches without irritating and swiped over oily areas without slipping, to create an even base so your opposing skin camps merge into one