Fake a flawless complexion with brightening, smoothing and blurring bases that are ideal if your face gets oily.

From budget brands to designer loves, there are plenty of fabulous foundation bases nowadays with oil-free formulas to combat oily and combination skin types – and they give you a long-lasting finish.

But with so many foundations on the market, how do you know exactly which one will work for your skin – and last you all night? Read our list of top rated products below find your perfect match.

1. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation, £5.95

Ordinary foundations

This oil-free foundation is such a bargain. The Ordinary formula contains SPF15 so works as an everyday base and the lightweight serum texture won’t clog your pores and result in a cakey finish.

Buy it now from Beauty Bay

2. Urban Decay Liquid Foundation, £23


The demi-matte formula comes in a wide range of shades and the waterproof, paraben-free liquid diffuses light to blur flaws and give the appearance of flawless complexion whilst absorbing any extra oil.

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Buy it now from Fabled.com

3. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation, £35

Laura Mercier products have long been a beauty insider favourite, and this oil-free foundation is no exception.

The long-wearing formula (it lasts up to 12 hours) gives a matte finish so you won’t have to worry about unnecessary shine and it’s long wearing

Buy it now from John Lewis

4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation, £4.85


This is a great low-cost foundation made with micro-powders that help to absorb shine in oily skin types.

Buy it now from FeelUnique.com

5. MAC Studio Fix Fluid, £24.50


This popular MAC foundation comes in a full shade range and the oil free formula means it is great if you’re prone to looking greasy.

The lightweight, medium to full coverage is easy to build and won’t leave pores clogged or blocked.

Buy it now from Lookfantastic.com

6. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion, £35

Cushion bases for foundation have really taken off, but because the product gets squeezed out through a fine mesh, the actual coverage has been pretty light.

However Lancôme has worked out how to squeeze full-coverage pigments through those tiny holes, and their version has mega-flattering results.

Buy it now from Boots

7. Revlon ColorStay Foundation For Combination Skin, £12.99

Revlon Foundation

This foundation is ideal if you need a formula that reduces the oil production on your T-zone but won’t dry out the rest of your face.

This Revlon foundation has a soft matte finish, and is a good option for those prone to a touch of midday shine.

Buy it now from Superdrug .

8. Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup, £25

Another great one if you have combination skin as it controls oil breakthrough that can happen after a few hours of wear.

The gel cream texture also helps keep the drier areas of your face hydrated too.

Buy it now from Debenhams

9. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation


The mineral enriched foundation offers full coverage and the water-based formula helps combat unwanted shine.

Buy it now from Boots

10. Bareminerals original foundation, £21.60

The powder formula of this foundation buffs onto the skin easily giving you a nice silky finish, and it’s great for absorbing additional oil and moisture on oily-prone skin without looking clumpy or cakey.

Buy it now from FeelUnique.com

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