The Best Foundation For Combination Skin

Having a combination complexion can make it difficult to find products that work for your complexion, especially when it comes to foundation. Instead of making yet another return trip to Sephora, we've done the research for you and found the best foundations for combination skin.


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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Created with Amazonian clay, this lightweight hypoallergenic foundation helps control oil for a flawless, full-coverage finish. Don't worry about feeling like it's packed on though.

"The coverage is very full, without being thick or cakey," one five-star reviewer explains. The 12-hour formula is oil-free, vegan, and helps to restore balance to your combination complexion. With an SPF 15 to help protect your skin, it definitely has our vote.


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Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin

Combination skin can make it tough to find a formula that will last until lunchtime let alone until happy hour. This Revlon Colorstay foundation lasts for a full 24 hours, so you don't have to pack it along for touch-ups during the day. Less mirror time equals getting work done faster and out with your friends much quicker than before. AKA "the holiest of holy grails," as one reviewer puts it.


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Makeup For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

No need to worry about what kind of lighting you're in for your skin to look its best with this Makeup For Ever foundation. The ultra HD liquid formula was created for the television industry's most advanced technology to ensure a flawless, natural-looking complexion no matter which side of the camera you are on.

"I can't stop raving about it to my friends," one reviewer marvels, saying it makes her look "amazing," "flawless," and "gorgeous."


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Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Powder foundation tends to be a must-have for anyone looking to cover up some extra shine. This Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte is definitely a fan favorite for those with combination skin. Reviewers said they "couldn't believe how well it controlled the oil and shine," and that it "looks near flawless after a day of wear." One consumer even calls it, "the most perfect powder I've ever used."


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Givenchy Matissime Velvet Radiant Mattifying Fluid Foundation SPF 20

Refine, protect, and even out your skin tone with the Givenchy Matissime Velvet Radiant Mattifying foundation. The formula is packed with black cumin oil, burnet, ginger, and cinnamon extracts to help purify and tone while still letting your skin breathe.

"It doesn't dry down too matte, but it keeps my oil at bay throughout the day, which no other foundation has ever done," one reviewer raves.

Pro tip: Apply this foundation with a damp sponge to get the optimal result.


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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

No matter what your age or skin concerns, the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is a suitable and versatile choice. While reviewers say that it's not quite as full coverage as the brand claims, the more so medium coverage is lightweight and leaves their skin "glowing," "clear," and "natural."


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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

A four-and-a-half star product, this buildable Estee Lauder formula is ideal for combination skin. The lightweight formula won't feel heavy, but the matte finish will still leave your complexion looking porcelain. If you're going for a dewy glow, this isn't the foundation for you, but you can guarantee the final smooth product on your face won't budge until you take it off.


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Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup

Foundation is not what it used to be, and this Dior formula proves that to be true. Apply a thin coat for sheer coverage, or disperse a few extra drops to build the color and give your complexion a bit more of a boost. Reviews claim the final result gave them a natural, sun-kissed finish, that "feels like air."


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Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Fusion Makeup Octinoxate Sunscreen SPF 15

While this Giorgio Armani foundation might have your skin covered with an SPF 30 formula, the coverage doesn't go much further than a sheer, natural pigment with a lit-from-within kind of glow. But you don't have to worry about an oily residue being left behind when going for this illuminating look.

"It lasts all day without separating or getting too oily," one reviewer states. "I cannot say enough wonderful things about this foundation. It truly is magic."


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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line might still be new, but it has definitely lived up to its creator's status. Not only do the more than 40 shades to choose from ensure that no one's skin will go unmatched, but this matte long wear foundation is perfect for helping to control oil and keeping your skin smooth.

"It has a beautiful skin-like finish and even with two full layers, it doesn't look like makeup," one review stated. "Lasts all day with almost no need to touch up."


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Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation – Peaches and Cream Collection

Formulated without parabens or sulfates, Too Faced Peaches and Cream foundation gives flawless, 14-hour matte coverage that doesn't dry out even your least hydrated spots. The packaging states that the formula is medium coverage, but users have described it as extremely buildable to make it full. And let's not forget to mention the delightful peaches and fig scent that will help energize you for the day.


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Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfect Foundation SPF 20

A natural, silky, skin-like coverage is what you can expect from this Guerlain Lingerie De Peau foundation. The product is formulated to hydrate and soften, without adding any extra oiliness to your complexion.

"This product glides onto the skin easily, feels moisturizing, blends exceptionally well, and then settles into the skin perfectly," one combination skin reviewer explains. "It really does make your skin look like you've got nothing on … just perfect skin."


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