Skip to main content
Advice

What are the Best Foundations for Combination Skin

What are the Best Foundations for Combination Skin
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert2 years ago
View Hollie Bradbury's profile
Post last updated: 19/01/2023

People with combination skin will typically find that different areas of their face behave differently and require different care. Whilst there is a wide range of skincare for combination skin available, it can be tricky to find the right foundation for your multi-faceted complexion.

What is Combination Skin?

If you have combination skin, it’s quite often the case that your T-zone tends to be oilier with larger pores and prone to breakouts, whilst other areas of your face can be much drier or duller.

Advice

What Is Combination Skin?

We deep dive into what having combination skin means, as well as how to effectively care for your combination skin to achieve a glowing complexion.

2 years agoBy Team LF

When it comes to combination skin, it’s all about striking the right balance and not choosing a foundation that is too matte, or too dewy. If you have combination skin and are looking for the best foundation for your specific skin type - we can help.

Our Picks of the Best Foundations for Combination Skin

Which Foundations are Best for Combination Skin Types?

Choosing the right foundation can be tricky at the best of times, so we’ve pulled together our top 4 foundations that are particularly suited to combination skin from leading makeup brands such as MAC, Revlon and more.

Revlon ColorStay Make-Up Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin

Achieve a flawless base with a foundation that works harmoniously with your combination skin type. The Revlon ColorStay Make-Up Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin is a specially formulated oil-free liquid foundation that offers medium coverage with a comfortable matte finish that isn’t drying on the skin.

  • Why we love it: This smart foundation contains Salicylic Acid and SPF15 for protection against environmental factors.
  • Read what our customers have to say here

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation

For a natural-looking base, choose the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation. Providing up to 24 hours of coverage, your combination skin will look radiant, without shine thanks to a lightweight, hydrating formulation. The buildable formula contains SPF22 for everyday protection from the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Why we love it: Gives your skin a natural-looking finish with the added benefit of sun protection.
  • Read what our customers have to say here

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Blur the look of imperfections and highlight your best bits with the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. For a buildable, medium coverage this smart foundation is infused with Micro–fil™ Technology, utilising light-reflecting particles that work to beautifully sculpt and brighten the skin.

  • Why we love it: The weightless consistency sits undetectably on the face and will never look or feel cakey.
  • Read what our customers have to say here

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

The MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation is a long-wearing foundation that offers 24 hours of coverage. Complete with MAC’s innovative oil-control component this medium to full coverage foundation reduces the appearance of sweat and excess shine, maintaining a photo-ready finish.

  • Why we love it: It's a great all rounder if you want to achieve a natural, dewy look or a party-ready poreless base.
  • Read what our customers have to say here

Combination skin doesn’t need to be tricky to manage, by using products that are specifically targeted towards working with (and not against) the different areas of your skin, you’ll be well on your way towards fabulously flawless skin.

Shop all Foundation Makeup on LOOKFANTASTIC

Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert
View Hollie Bradbury's profile
I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit https://www.goodgollymisshollie.co.uk
lfint