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mssweetmami
What is the best foundation for an OILY Medium Color skin, and to have a finish look MATTE?
 
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brookie673
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I have similar skin. I use Cover Girl Trublend Foundation in creamy natural. Then, I use the Cover Girl Professional Loose Powder in translucent light. I also bought a 100 pack of blotting tissues from Old Navy for $5, which really helps throughout the day. I'd also recommend the Bare Minerals/Benefit powder foundations with SPF 15- they're supposed to work pretty well. Good luck!!!!

tenngal
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Make Up For Ever's All Mat + Mattifying Foundation is a great foundation for oily skin.  It's a shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation that gives a beautiful, soft matte finish.  You can read more about at:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P177117&categoryId=B70

You can also use MUFE's "Foundation Shade-Finder" to help you choose the correct color for your skin tone which you can find at: http://sephora.com/browse/brand_hierarchy.jhtml?brandId=MAKE%20UP%20FOR%20EVER&contentId=C19212

If you're skin is really oily, I'd suggest applying an oil-controlling foundation primer before applying any foundation that you use.  It will make a world of difference in how your makeup lasts without your skin becoming oily.  The best oil-controlling foundation primers that I have ever used to stop my extreme oiliness from breaking through are the following two:

Make Up For Ever All Mat Foundation Primer which you can read more about at:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P169809&categoryId=B70

Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer which you can read all about at:  http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=RBWSFQGW0KMH2CV0KSKBPIQ?id=P231022&categoryId=B70

Just in case you're interested, I wanted to let you know about a great oil-controlling setting powder to set your foundation with.  It's Urban Decay’s De-Slick Mattifying Foundation Powder which is a colorless, shine-controlling powder that comes in a handy mirrored compact so you can carry it with you for touchups throughout the day.  You can find it at:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P210592&categoryId=B70.  The little puff that comes in the compact is great for touchups, but I’d recommend applying the powder with a big fluffy powder brush when first setting your foundation to give your face a nice air-brushed finish.  Here’s an example of the type of brush I’m referring to:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P183725&categoryId=B70.  A little tip I learned is to keep the little piece of plastic that comes between the puff and the powder so that you’ll have a barrier between the two so the oils that come off your skin onto the puff won’t sink into the powder—it helps the powder stay clean and fresh.

I hope this helps you. :smileyhappy:





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