If you’re going for a matte look with good coverage, an oil free foundation is what we’d recommend. Learn about and choose from our list of these best oil-free foundations available locally, with selections ranging from liquid to powder foundations.

1. L'Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

Best drugstore oil free foundation
Price from SGD30.90

In cases of emergencies, TrueMatch comes to the rescue when you need it most. Available in most drugstore and beauty shops, the foundation comes in 15 super-blendable shades to cater to most skin tones and types, as well as provide a natural finish!

2. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Best oil free water-based foundation - suitable for light coverage
Price from SGD70.00

A lightweight and oil free formula, Laura Mercier celebrates your bare face with this foundation that primes, smoothes and minimizes tiny imperfections. Unlike traditional primers that are overloaded with silicone smoothers, this one is water based, giving you a lighter application for a fresh finish.

3. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Best budget oil free foundation
Price from SGD2.90

Being on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing your needs. Providing high coverage against uneven skin tone and the sun, this foundation does double duty with its high pigmented formula and SPF properties for such a competitive price. 

While providing coverage, it’s also surprisingly lightweight, applies on smoothly, and avoids looking too heavy on the skin. As it wears throughout the day, the foundation works to not clump on the crest of your fine lines.

4. Beauty Maker Bye Bye Oil

Best oil free foundation with SPF for oily skin
Price from SGD35.00

A long-lasting liquid foundation that promises to go all day long, say goodbye to reapplication and oily smudges! Sure, the SPF 40 rate caught our eye, but once you looked deeper into this product, it has so much more to offer. 

With a blurring powder formula to help conceal and absorb excess oil easily, the waterproof foundation requires little to no touch up throughout the day. As an addition, the foundation also has tightening and pore minimizing effects for a smooth finish. 

5. Sorme Mineral Illusion

Best oil free anti-aging foundation - suitable for mature skin
Price from SGD45.00

Enriched with natural antioxidants from green tea and vitamins, this foundation is free of radicals that causes signs of aging, all the while healing pigmented spots. With a smooth base comprising of shea butter, fine lines and enlarged pores are smoothen and overall gives you a healthy and natural look.

6. Alime Pure Satin Matte Foundation

Best oil free compact foundation – suitable for sensitive and acne prone skin
Price from SGD49.00

If you have sensitive and acne prone skin, powder foundations are much better for you as they don’t clog your pores and irritate your skin. That brings us to Alima Pure’s Matte foundation, which contains no fragrance, silicones, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and many more. 

The award-winning mineral foundation lays on light with a natural glow on every woman out there no matter their shade.

7. Urban Decay All Nighter

Best oil free foundation for full coverage
Price from SGD62.00

Full coverage may have once meant using a whole bottle of foundation. But with the All Nighter Foundation, a little goes a long way. Packed with pigments to smooth out your complexion for a flawless night out, even water can’t hold up to this waterproof formula. To top it off, the formula absorbs oil for a modern matte finish every time. 

8. PUPA Made to Last Total Comfort Foundation

Best oil free non comedogenic foundation
Price from SGD18.00

Aside from being oil, paraben, fragrance and alcohol free, this foundation is most importantly dermatologist tested. PUPA’s foundation has taken all the precautionary steps to ensure a formula that’s safe and natural, ensuring a lightweight application with full coverage. Best of all, it’s long-lasting against Singapore’s humid weather!

9. Dr. Althea Aurora Cover Cushion Foundation

Best oil free foundation for combination skin
Price from SGD15.95

Chamomile and camellia flowers sound like two ingredients you want in a calming tea before bed. But when in a foundation, it helps to keep sudden blushes of red irritation and excess oil under control. Effective in regulating the skin’s moisture and oil balance, this everyday foundation by Dr. Althea is also comfortably light and long lasting.

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