Best foundations for oily and dry skin

Author: Niveditha Pradeep   Date Posted: 16 March 2020 

Do you have oily, combination or dry skin? Find your perfect foundation here for your skin type!


It's important to have a good base on before you do your preferred make up look. A good foundation will give you a blank canvas to work on without being too dry, or an oily mess.

To choose the best foundation, you need to identify your skin type – normal, sensitive, oily, dry or combination. A dewy foundation might look too oily and shiny on a person with oily skin while a matte foundation will end up look dry and crusty on someone with dry skin.

Confused? Don’t worry, we have listed the best foundations for dry and oily skin. Read on to find our top picks that you can buy online at Cosmetic Capital.





For oily skin, a matte foundation with an oil control formula will work best. These are usually long wearing.

Revlon Color Stay Foundation For Combination/Oily skin

The formula absorbs oil, helps control shine and is sweat proof. It applies onto the skin very smoothly and doesn’t budge on oily skin. It also gives good coverage.



L'Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation

The L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation is a full coverage matte foundation that looks natural. It has a creamy formula that absorbs oil, so this one is a great pick for those who have oily skin. It also stays on a good long 24 hours without developing a shiny coat.





A dewy foundation or a matte foundation with a moisturising formula would work well for those with dry skin. The moisturiser will prevent your face from drying out while a dewy finish will give the appearance of fresh and younger looking skin.


Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Dewy + Smooth

This foundation has a hydrating and smoothing effect on skin. It smooths out and conceals dry areas with a naturally dewy finish.



Revlon ColorStay Makeup Normal/Dry Skin

Revlon’s ColorStay Makeup for normal and dry skin is specifically formulated to provide oil-free hydration throughout the day. It moisturises the skin and is very lightweight with a matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours.



LA Girl HD Pro Coverage Long Wear Illuminating Foundation

The LA Girl HD Pro foundation is a creamy liquid foundation for a full coverage dewy finish. It is lightweight and perfect for all day wear. It is also infused with antioxidants to hydrate and improve the tone of skin.



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