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Just because you're prone to oily skin doesn't mean you have to live with it forever. When your pores over-secrete sebum and the skin on your forehead, nose and chin becomes oily, light reflects off of these zones and makes the problem more noticeable. The right foundations can give you a velvety, matte look that lasts all day -- no oil slick! Professional makeup artist Josephine Fusco recommends several foundations to do just that. Fusco is a certified makeup artist who's been glamming up ladies in New York for the last 10 years.
Revlon Colorstay with Softflex for Oily Skin
Revlon Colorstay with Softflex for Oily Skin offers 16 hours of fresh-looking makeup. That means it'll last through office hours or a day of classes and still be fresh when it's time to go out with the girls. This foundation comes in a multitude of colors and is lightweight and sheer enough to make you forget you have makeup on. Fusco loves the coverage "and the evenness that it brings to the skin." She says, "It is oil free and helps control shine all day." The silicone base helps the foundation blend well and evens out the skin. "This is great for clients that are looking not to spend too much on their foundation regimen -- my beauty-on-a-budget recommendation!"
Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup by Estee Lauder
Available in six colors, Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup by Estee Lauder has a Sun Protection Factor of 15 to help protect your skin from future wrinkles caused by sun damage. It's a cross between liquid and cream makeup and helps conceal skin imperfections, including acne scars and sun spots. "This foundation offers 12 hours of full matte coverage," Fusco says. "The look you see in the morning is what you will see all day because this foundation does not move -- leaving your skin looking fresh even through heat and humidity."
Oil-Free Foundation by Paula Dorf
Paula Dorf's Oil-Free Foundation is a water-based formula available in seven shades. The fact that it's water-based means the skin's natural shine isn't masked by a heavy layer of foundation. If you want to look like a naturally perfect beauty, this foundation's the one for you. "It’s good for all skin types and you can build the coverage from sheer to full using a foundation brush," says Fusco.
Cle de Peu Beaute foundation
Cle de Peu Beaute foundation comes in eight colors from fair to warm and leaves skin with a velvety finish. The fact that it's a powder foundation means you can reapply it wherever you need to soak up oil and control shine, giving you a fresh face all day. "This foundation goes on like a serum, giving you a luminous finish," Fusco says.