Whether you have oily skin or are prone to congested pores courtesy of your favorite makeup products from time to time, switching to an oil-free formula is key to maintaining healthy-looking skin—with or without makeup on. This is especially the case for foundation and concealer. Aside from blackheads and blemishes, using a heavy or super-emollient concealer formula underneath your eyes can also cause pesky milia bumps to form due to clogged pores.
Oil-free concealers are also great because they tend to last longer, resist caking and crease, and aren’t as likely as richer options to settle into (and therefore, enhance) the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet after just an hour or two of wear time.
Water-based (as opposed to oil-based) and water-resistant concealers are also an excellent choice for oily skin types, not only because they’re practically budge-proof, but because they also won’t exacerbate excess shine. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite oil-free formulas that will seamlessly camouflage breakouts, redness, dark circles, and everything in between without leaving you looking like an utter oil slick.