If you have oily skin, shine has probably become you (sadly) have had to come to terms with—regardless of how many oil-controlling skincare products you tested out. When it comes to foundation and complexion products, matte formulas are often the go-to for those with an incessant “glow.” Unfortunately, wearing a heavy, oil-controlling foundation with a flat-matte finish can feel uncomfortable and cakey—especially if you know you’ll be sweating more than average.

These heavier foundations can be problematic for your skin because when our skin’s oil production reaches its peak high, pores become open up more, which can lead to exacerbated skin congestion, increased texture, and blemishes. Opting for an oil-controlling and non-comedogenic formula is essential if you’re prone to looking like an oil slick by mid-morning.

These oil-absorbing formulas are not only great because of their ability to nix excess shine, but they’re also great options for those who prefer a higher-coverage foundation look, but don’t exactly love the often heavy feeling or cakey looking result that comes with them. Here are some of our favorite affordable options for oily skin.

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