3 of the best foundations for oily skin in the summer

3 of the best foundations for oily skin in the summer

When it comes to choosing the best foundations for oily skin in the summer, we know it can be a pretty hard task. Not only do you need supreme shine control, they still need to be breathable, lightweight and comfortable on the skin. We have rounded up our edit of 4 of the best foundations for oily skin, so your complexion will always look its best, no matter how hot it gets.

3 rules for oily skin types in the summer

  1. Make sure you prime your skin so that the foundation has something to “grip” to. We love the Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser, which contains pink rock rose and willowherb to minimise the appearance of visible pores and keep skine at bay.
  2. Keep the skin hydrated throughout the day to prevent it from becoming oily in a bid to regulate moisture levels. The Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion invigorates summer skin and leaves it feeling cooled and hydrated without looking oily.
  3. Always keep a blotting powder on hand. They’re great for oily skin types as they help to disperse excess oils and leave a matte finish behind.

The 3 best foundations for oily skin summer 2018

When it comes to perfecting your skin for summer and keeping excess shine at bay, there are a number of great face bases which you can rely on. These are 4 of our favourites.

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation

One of the newest launches from Bobbi Brown this year is their Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation. Although it’s great all-year round, what makes it especially special during the summer months is its mattifying finish with shine-absorbing properties. Marine sugar cane and natural mineral powders work together to control excess oil on the skin and keep the skin looking flawless for longer.

Don’t be put off by its naturally matte finish though, it doesn’t feel dry or cakey on the skin when applied. Plus, if you prefer a more radiant finish, you can use an illuminating primer underneath such as the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm.

Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup

Like its name suggests, the Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Foundation is the perfect summer face base when you need your makeup to stay in place and not slip. Although its matte, it feels super lightweight on the skin, making it great for all skin types, but especially those who breakout or feel particularly oily during the warmer weather.

With what the brand refer to as “shine absorbers”, this makeup is great for those who have particular oil-control issues around the t-zone area where excess sebum can be a problem.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup

Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is a cult classic, yet for those who prefer a lighter texture their Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup is the perfect option. It still has the amazing staying power as its famous older sister yet feels super lightweight on the skin. With 15 hours wear, it helps to control oil, resist smudging and sit perfectly through heat and humidity.

Fragrance and oil-free, it’s also non-acnegenic so won’t block pores or cause further irritation, and instead lets your skin breathe through the summer heat.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!