Foundation is hard to shop for, especially if you’ve got difficult skin. If your skin is touchy and flares out in a group of blemishes after one day of wearing full-face makeup, that’s very frustrating. The point of foundation is to give you even, shine-free coverage throughout the day. That’s why we carefully slather it on. When the coverage that is supposed to be masking your fine lines, discoloration and acne scars creates an entirely new skincare problem for you, that’s terribly ironic. 

We might have been told that acne would be a thing of the past when we finally got out of our teenage years, but now we know that simply isn’t true. Having blemish-free skin is a constant battle, even when you aren’t wearing a full face of makeup every day. You don’t need a traitorous foundation in your routine. That’s why you should consider investing in an oil-free foundation. 

Oil-free foundations don’t add even more oil to your skin. They’re best for oily and combination skin, because sometimes people with dry skin need a little extra help from oily foundations. Oil-free foundations are less likely to clog your pores, and they still give you a natural, matte look. We picked the best oil-free foundations for you. One of our picks almost doesn’t sound real. This foundation has acne-fighting ingredients that help to defeat your blemishes while hiding your imperfections. That’s a foundation we definitely want on our team.

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