Foundation for oily/ acne prone skin?
I have extremely oily and acne prone skin. What is the best foundation for my skin type that won't make me extra oily throughout the day or cause me to break out? I've been told bisumuth oxychloride and dimethicone were extremely pore-clogging. Is this true? It seems as though these ingredients are in every powder and liquid foundation :/
I just posted a similar answer, so I'm borrowing it because I think it applies for you, too:
If you have acneic or reactive skin, I would definitely check out the brand Cover FX. There is an excellent full-coverage cream foundation that's not oily or heavy -- but if you prefer powders, there are also mineral and powder foundations as well. I like the line because it was developed specifically for problematic skin types -- sensitive, acne-prone, and for those with rosacea, psoriasis, etc. Anything can break you out if your skin reacts to it (even if it's non-comedogenic, etc.), but with a line like this, I feel as if the chances are reduced.
Also, to address your other question, yes, some people are sensitive to bismuth oxychloride and silicones -- they are not traditionally pore clogging, per se, but like anything else, sometimes people react to them.
I have used Cover FX's concealer. I too have extremely oily/acne prone skin, with plenty of dark spots from past pimples. The concealer unfortunately wasn't great at camouflaging and I have given up on Cover FX. I have used Clinique's matte foundation, it is very light and comfortable to wear. However, after a couple hours the foundation will start to wear off and my face looks awful with discoloration and is easy to notice where the has drooped off. It works to touch up however, though I would have to every couple hours. Still looking for foundation/primer that will stay on for more than 3 hours!!