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Some of us can be plain paranoid at what oil can do to our skin; primarily, clogging pores. The adverse effects that haunt us later could possibly, to the greatest extent, last a lifetime. Foundations are among the makeup products that we reach for nearly on a daily basis. Hence, picking options without oil is the most ideal as the sweat-inducing weather of Malaysia faintly catalyzes the secretion of sebum too.

Here we’ve shortlisted some of the best oil-free foundations that will give you a flawless and healthy finish without the unnecessary oils:

Best with dewy finish
1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
Best with dewy finish

Want an oil-free foundation that’s more budget-friendly yet promising? This serum-like foundation gives the prettiest dewy glow upon application and is a great everyday foundation for most skin types. It is also packed with vitamin-fruit therapy to keep you looking radiant for up to 16 hours. 

Best with SPF - suitable for mature skin
2. Urban Decay Naked Skin - One and Done Complexion Cream
Best with SPF - suitable for mature skin

This may only come in 3 shades but never judge a book by its cover because this is not your average foundation. Although its level of coverage is pretty regular, it contains a high percentage of skin-loving ingredients such as peptides, vitamins, and moisturizers which are perfect for mature skin types that are progressively losing their natural radiance and elasticity. Contains SPF 20 too!

Best with salicylic acid
3. Neutrogena Skinclearing Foundation
Best with salicylic acid

“You shouldn’t wear any makeup when you’re breaking out! It’ll get worse!!” Does this sound familiar to you? While this might be partially true, it only is so, until you find cosmetics that contain antibacterial and acne-fighting properties such as this oil-free, pore unclogging foundation by Neutrogena. Now, you can peacefully slather on as much foundation as you’d like, while knowing that it’ll treat your angry acne. 

More: Top 8 Matte Foundations That Will Keep Shine At Bay

Best drugstore oil-free airbrush foundation - suitable for oily skin
4. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
Best drugstore oil-free airbrush foundation - suitable for oily skin

Mousse foundations are like the in-betweens of liquid and powder. They have a unique texture that makes them feel as light as a feather while leaving your skin looking airbrushed and poreless. This one from Rimmel has allegedly been claimed to be the best dupe of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, only cheaper. Its convenient tube packaging makes application super easy and hygienic too!

Best for rosacea - with yellow undertones
MAC Cosmetics
5. MAC Cosmetics Studio Waterweight Foundation
Best for rosacea - with yellow undertones

Finding the right foundation shade for Asians can be especially difficult as most foundations are available in neutral or pink undertones that, unfortunately, will leave a morbid grey cast on the face. MAC Cosmetics, however, makes a wide variety of foundation shades. This one in particular will not aggravate Rosacea and has adequate coverage to keep redness at bay. 

Best foundation for large pores with acne and acne scars
6. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15/PA++
Best for sensitive skin

Clinique is one of the biggest players in the global beauty industry and they’ve made some of the most iconic skincare products. On that note, Even Better is a dermatologist-developed foundation that is so gentle to the skin, you won’t have to worry about any bad reactions once applied.

Who says only oil can keep your skin hydrated? Oil-free foundations like this Hello Flawless! by Benefit contains Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex that gives your skin the “plumped” effect. It also has Vitamins C & E which helps to brighten and nourish the skin. A little goes a long way with this foundation so remember to go easy with your first application.  

8. Becca Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation
Best for acne - suitable for combination skin, without SPF

Been fixing your spicy food cravings but the consequences just seem unbearable? Fret not, Becca is here to save the day! The phrase ‘ultimate coverage’ pretty much says it all—guaranteed full coverage to hide all your flaws. It even has 22% of water content to ensure it adapts easily to nearly every skin type! 

More: Achieve The Best Flawless Skin With These 9 Foundations from South Korea!

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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