The Best Drugstore Foundation for Oily Skin

Affordable liquid foundation options for your skin type are available at your local drugstore

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A number of great liquid foundation makeup options are available for oily skin at your local drugstore. Though they are liquid, the best ones are oil and fragrance-free, won't clog pores, and are formulated especially for oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin. There's no reason to spend a fortune on an everyday liquid face foundation when there are excellent options at just about every pharmacy or drugstore near you. These products are long-lasting and safe for your skin.

L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

"Allure" named L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17 in its Best of Beauty Awards 2010. The product also won Readers' Choice for best beauty products four years in a row. It is an oil-free liquid formula with medium, long-lasting coverage. The makeup contains no oils or fragrances, and it is noncomedogenic. Contains Vitamins A and C, wheat germ and grapefruit extract to keep your skin nourished, protected and healthy. It comes in 24 shades, one to match nearly any skin tone. It stays on, looking natural, undetectable, and flawless. At time of publication, this item retails at an average of $8.

CoverGirl TRUBlend Liquid Makeup

"Brides" magazine named TRUblend Liquid Makeup a Beauty Awards Winning foundation. It contains color spheres that not only match your skin tone, but actually merge with your skin for a naturally flawless look. It is oil-free and noncomedogenic, so it won't clog pores. It is also hypoallergenic -- all great features in a foundation for sensitive skin. This liquid makeup is available in 14 shades, so you're sure to find one that looks great with your skin tone. At time of publication, the retail price of this product is $7.50.

Revlon PhotoReady Makeup

"Elle" also recommends Revlon PhotoReady Makeup for combination and sensitive skin types -- including those with oily skin because it is oil and fragrance-free. It also provides protection from UV rays as it contains SPF 20. It provides a photo-finished airbrushed look on your skin. It is formulated with photochromatic pigments to erase any flaws. It provides complete yet natural looking coverage, leaving your skin with a soft, glowing finish. It will leave your skin with a natural airbrushed finish in any light. It does the job while remaining undetectable. In 2011, the average retail price is $11.

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup

"Cosmopolitan" recommends Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup for oily and acne-prone skin. It is an oil-free liquid foundation that won’t clog pores. It is formulated especially to conceal redness, and to treat blemishes and prevent further breakouts -- perfect for oily skin. It contains salicylic acid, which breaks through oil in the skin and unclogs pores. It provides a light, natural coverage, allowing skin to breathe while smoothing your complexion. It is available in 12 shades. In 2011, the average retail price of this product is $11.49.

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