While oil-free foundations have usually been associated with oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin types, they do in fact have greater benefits for all skin types – especially as we approach warmer weather. Oil-free formulas are usually long-wearing, shine-averse, lightweight, and designed to prevent the skin’s natural oils from disturbing your makeup. When applying your oil-free foundation it is important to prep your skin properly so that your foundation stays in place all day – and applying a primer beforehand is an essential for long-lasting coverage.
Scroll down to discover our favourite oil-free foundation formulas.
COVER FX NATURAL FINISH OIL FREE FOUNDATION
Silky, luminous, and with a soft-focus finish, it’s easy to see why the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation is a long-standing favourite. The brand have made it their mission for their foundations to be worn by all skin types and tones with 40 shades – so this base is a hero product that you will want to have in your kit. Plus, it’s formulated with skincare ingredients, including vitamin C to protect against free radicals and vitamin E to hydrate the skin at the same time. Water-based and oil-free, this foundation will leave a lightweight and luminous effect.
THE ORDINARY SERUM FOUNDATION SPF15
If your skin concerns are dictating your makeup choices, then it only makes sense to look to a skincare brand for your next foundation choice. The Ordinary are no beginners in this game and their Serum Foundation is a strong contender. With a skin-kind formula and a semi-matte finish, this foundation will not leave you disappointed.
MAKEUP REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE FOUNDATION
Lightweight yet buildable, oil-free yet creamy and hydrating, the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation is so versatile that it will suit any skin type. Available in 50 shades, customised to undertones and catered to different skin types, this foundation is long-lasting, demi-matte, and blurs effortlessly over the skin.
EX1 INVISIWEAR LIQUID FOUNDATION
Originally designed with olive skin tones in mind before being expanded to suit all, the Invisiwear Liquid Foundation is designed with encapsulated pigment technology to prohibit the formula from oxidising on the skin, making it the perfect foundation for those who struggle ti find a colour match. It’s as light as a feather on the skin and creates a finish that is nothing but seamless.
MAKEUP REVOLUTION MATTE BASE FOUNDATION
We know that not everyone loves a dewy or luminous finish so if you’re a lover of matte makeup, the Makeup Revolution Matte Base Foundation may just be exactly what you’re looking for. Comfortable on the skin, this foundation buffs away imperfections and leaves the skin looking blended and seamless.