#BlendedBeauty: Discover The Best Foundation For Oily Skin
Picking the perfect foundation, for women of color, can be challenging. Not only do you have to find a brand that caters to melanin-rich complexions, but also one that’s formulated for your specific skin type. Whether oily, dry, or combination, there are a host of skin conditions that should be considered in the search for the perfect foundation. Most women will agree, finding a foundation that compliments both skin tone and type isn’t an easy feat.
In our #BlendedBeauty series, we teamed up with Sephora to help women of different skin types find the perfect foundation. Some suffer from acne-prone skin while others experience discoloration or hyperpigmentation. After hearing about their challenges, our makeup artist used a mix of specially-picked foundations to help these blended beauties find the right brand to enhance their complexion and compliment their skin type.
Skin Type: Oily+ Acne-prone
My mother thought that I should begin wearing makeup on a regular basis when I landed my first job after college. That’s when I was really introduced to foundation. The first one I used, I got from my mom. I noticed that while it provided coverage, my skin still looked very oily. Since then I’ve experimented with a lot of different brands but haven’t found one that matches my complexion and controls the oil issue.
My skin type is extremely oily. I’ll put on makeup in the morning and by the time I get into work, I can see the oil shining through. I also break out a lot and have scarring from acne. So, I’m always looking for a foundation that helps with oil, but also covers my scars.
I’m still learning about my skin to this day. One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in the process of searching for the right foundation is trying to match it with my skin tone and not my skin type.
The Fix: What I loved about Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in shade 420 is that it gave me a matte finish that didn’t make me look oily. That’s been the problem in the past, when using foundations. This brand provided good coverage, but also looked very natural and soft.
Brand: Fenty, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation: A soft-matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of 50 shades after shade extensions.
Don’t have oily and acne-prone skin? Check out more #BlendedBeauty stories and skin types here!