My Top 8 Foundations for Oily Skin!


Hey there! I would like to apologize for the lack of new posts here on my blog, I am six months postpartum and I am still adjusting. But now that I finally came up with a solid schedule (that hopefully I can commit to) expect more reviews coming your way.

Alrighty then, here’s my list of the best foundations for my oily skin.  I just summarized the pros and cons so as not to bore you and I will also be linking the videos of my first impressions of the products for better visualization of how they actually work.


8.  San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation (#2 and #3)



  • very affordable at 149php only
  • medium to full coverage
  • has a yellow undertone
  • minimal blotting
  • looks good on photos (except with flash)
  • available at HBC stores nationwide


  • obnoxious scent
  • only few shades available
  • it takes a while for it to set
  • white cast
  • tends to get cakey if not blended well


7. Essence All About Matt Oil-free Make-up (Matt Beige 10)



  • very affordable at 150php (sale price)
  • lightweight
  • blends really well on skin
  • matt finish
  • natural/light coverage
  • lasts all day


  • pink undertone (matt beige 10)
  • always out of stock


6. Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-wear Liquid Foundation (Beige 2)



  • matte finish
  • light to medium coverage
  • pleasant scent
  • lightweight
  • looks really good on photos


  • no SPF
  • quite pricey (785php)
  • very watery consistency considering it has no pump
  • few shade options
  • not available in malls, through a Mary Kay dealer only got mine from Beautylicious Deals


5. Maybelline Dream Satin Skin (B2)



  • yellow undertone
  • medium coverage
  • nice satin finish
  • easy blendability
  • looks very good on photos
  • long lasting
  • has SPF 24


  • poor oil control (expect to blot from time to time)


4. L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder (Sand Beige)




  • matte/powder finish
  • amazing oil control (up to 6 hours without blotting)
  • with SPF 18
  • lightweight
  • natural coverage
  • pleasant scent
  • no need for brush/blending tools


  • not available in malls, got mine from Bebang Online Store
  • not travel-friendly
  • too watery and can be quite messy


3. Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Oily to Combination Skin)

My Shade:  Fresh Beige



  • medium to full, buildable coverage
  • long lasting as in!
  • goes on super smooth
  • smooth flawless demi-matte finish
  • great for oily skin
  • wide range of shades available


  • quite pricey at 825 php (mall price)
  • no pump, glass bottle (not travel-friendly)


2.  Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation

My Shade:  Nude



  • medium to full coverage
  • lasts all day long, looks even better after hours
  • semi-matte flawless finish
  • great oil control
  • looks really good on photos


  • can look cakey if not blended well
  • glass jar container (unsanitary and not travel-friendly)
  • blending skill is necessary with the use of sponge or a good foundation brush
  • pricey at 725php online, got mine from Bebang Online Store

IMGP99821.  L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (Natural Buff)



  • demi-matte finish
  • medium to full coverage
  • AMAZING oil control (up to 6 hours on my very oily skin without blotting)
  • blends really well on the skin
  • lightweight
  • perfect for Philippine weather!


  • can look cakey if applied too much
  • not available in malls, got mine from Bebang Online Store (670php)


*****Of course, I will definitely update you if I discovered another one to add to my list! Love you guys, thank you so much for your time and until my next one! xx


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  1. I recently purchased the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse, and it works great for my oily skin. Though I’ve been meaning to try the Maybelline Dream Satin. Heard a lot of good reviews about it, so I might purchase one soon. Thanks for this list, Ms. Anne! 🙂

    Lyka Chiang

  2. Hi Anne,

    Good evening. This is really helpful. May I ask if all of these have yellow undertones? I am quite afraid to purchase as sometimes the effect on my face is grayish. so, I stick to what I have. I hope you may find time to reply. Thank you so much. Best of luck! 🙂

  3. hi ms anne naadik n ata ako kkwatch ng channel even s mga officemate ko nkkwento kta hahahaha… anyway nagtry ako bumili ng l’oreal infallible 24h since available cia s mall mukhang ok nman cia.. bka pwede mo cia compare s l’oreal infallible pro-matte n top 1 mo.. pra alam nmen kng ano much better s knla.. hoping for this comparison 😉 thanks idol 😊

  4. please make a review on covergirl olay foundation ung round po un container long lasting din daw and good for oily skin . thanks alot thanks for sharing

  5. hi ms anne.. been watching your reviews in youtube, sobrang intrigued ako sa almost all of the foundations u’ve tried.. ito naman ang pagadd sa request if di mo pa natry, please have a first impression review for wet n wild cover all foundation..cause sa ibang countries lang yung napanood ko na review and since ur my fave, gusto ko sana magrequest for ur review about it. thank you so much in advance.

  6. hope you can make an update for your top foundation for oily skin.. seems you’ve tried alot of new foundations lately
    more power and godbless you and your fam!!!
    ps sobrang cute ni baby joo!!!

  7. .hi ms. anne sobrang laking tulong po mga vid mo lalo na sa mga baguhan sa make up like me. Nag try ako ng san san nung napanuod ko ung review mo dun then now ung fashion21 nmn. Parehas po kc tau ng skin type, prehas taung pinagpala ng super oily skin kaya bago ako mag purchase ng product talagang nanunuod muna ako ng review mo. God bless ms. Anne 🙂

  8. Nalilito ako ma anne sa revlon colorstay at loreal infallible since biginners ako ano maiirecimend mo n foundationpara saken oily dn ako like you at gusto ko un tumatagal bago mgblot at un madali iaaply lage kasi ako ngmamadali sana mapayuhan mo ako tnx..

    • Ms Cher, try Ellana loose mineral foundations too for everyday use, it’s good for oily skin, super light. Don’t try to strip your face of oil, remember to use a water-based moisturizer before using foundation. I promise it works.

    • I’ve been wanting that L’oreal Infallible, but it’s hard to find. I love the Revlon Colorstay but there is really white cast, but it stays matte and oil free for me the whole day, 16 hours to be exact, no blotting needed. I used it on my girls who went on parade under the heat of a scorching sun, yung mga ibang kids lusaw na ang makeup, sila intact talaga, transfer-proof pa. To offset the too light shade and white cast, I mix it with a darker shade of foundation and one with dewy finish para di masyadong matte and it works real great.

  9. Excited to try the L’Oreal Infallible after nyang mabeat ang Revlon foundation sa pinakafavorite mo:) this must be really good. Thanks for sharing this list. I have oily skin also that’s why your recommendations always be on my top list:) God Bless