Top 5 Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin


As drugstore week continues, I thought I would share with you my top 5 drugstore foundations for my skin type – oily skin! I believe drugstore brands are getting better at providing options when it comes to foundations. The shade range is improving and a lot of brands are bringing out foundations catering to different skin types. 

Just a little disclaimer before I delve into my foundation favorites – I have really oily skin and huge pores; so the foundations mentioned in this post have to be set by powder. If you have less oily skin than me, you may find that you won’t need to set these foundations with powder. Also, I find that all of these foundations seem to last for about 4-5 hours before I need to start blotting out the oil.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
– This is my favorite drugstore foundation!! I got mine from Priceline when I was in Sydney last year. When I tried it on my face for the first time, I immediately noticed how amazing the finish was! I know it says that it’s a matte foundation but it certainly has a bit of dewyness to it. This foundation also makes my skin look so natural as it blurs out my pores and it does not get cakey throughtout the day. This has a medium coverage but this foundation is very buildable. 

L’Oreal True Match Foundation – This is a drugstore classic! I love this foundation because it blends easily into the skin and has quite a natural finish. The shade range for this foundation is so amazing that I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to find the perfect shade match! 

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Oil Free Foundation – I initially didn’t have high hopes for this foundation. But I was genuinely surprised by how much I love this one! This one has a natural finish as well and has a great medium coverage. Like the name of this foundation says, it does look fresh when applied on the face. It looks very natural and does not get cakey on the face.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation – I’ve had a really good experience with Rimmel foundations. They have a great selection that is great for oily skin types. My favorite, however, is this Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation. This one is definitely full coverage which is the reason why I love this! Despite it being full coverage, it does not feel heavy on the skin. It’s very smooth and easy to blend as well!

L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation – Another winner from L’Oreal! This foundation does not differ much from the True Match foundation. I can say that this one lasts longer on my face and it’s finish is more matte than the True Match foundation. 

If you have oily skin, I hope this post helped you out in term of affordable foundation choices! What are your favorite drugstore foundations? I’d love to hear from you! 



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