Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin Caring Glow Foundation
An oil-free antioxidant-packed formula with the ability to effortlessly top up radiance and moisture levels while simultaneously but subtly glossing over pores, it’s a breathable base that’ll feel as ‘real’ as it looks. What do we mean by that exactly? It’s the opposite of heavy, in both texture and appearance.
$85 at Sephora
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Remember that ‘soft matte’ approach we suggested? This is the way to master it. An oil-free foundation that aims to balance skin and blur the appearance of pores in grease-prone areas, it’s still loaded with enough hydrating skin-loving ingredients (glycerin among them) to ensure skin doesn’t look flat or lifeless.
$53 at Sephora
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
A favourite of celebrities, makeup artists and beauty editors alike, the name may say ‘luminous’ but the oil-free status says ‘glowy, not greasy’. Aside from its combination skin-flattering nature, it’s a beautifully crafted buildable base that focuses as much on texture (that’s where the ‘silk’ comes in) as it does tone.
$105 at Sephora
Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup SPF 10
Another soft matte base determined to perfectly polish all parts of your face, this long-lasting liquid is an oil-free option that also happens to be infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid. Its objective? To gently absorb excess oil where needed, while also imparting a fresh, illuminated glow.
$60 at Sephora
Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Sheer Silk Foundation
Designed to douse skin with a naturally airbrushed foundation effect (keyword being ‘naturally’; the finish is as sheer as the title would suggest), it’s infused with soft-focus mineral powders to diffuse and detract from the appearance of shine. It also moonlights as a hydrator, however, thanks to the addition of nourishing dahlia flower extract.
$70 at Sephora
Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation
If you’re searching for a vegan oil-free base buy, look no further than this non-greasy natural-finish foundation. The ingredients list reads like a delicious dream (with its namesake soothing oat milk as well as peach, a fruity means to a luminous end, both making the cut). In essence, it’s a lightweight delight bound to satisfy every section of your skin.
$50 at MECCA
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
Of course, you can also opt for foundations that offer ‘natural’ finishes, like this sweat-resistant, silky-but-not-shiny Dior buy. It’s basically made to perfect and ever so slightly balance all areas, leaving your complexion looking the one way combination skin types tend to crave: even all over.
$70 at Dior
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