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If you’re an oily skin girl like me, shine has probably become one of your worst enemies. Unfortunately, wearing a heavy, oil-controlling foundation with a flat-matte finish can feel uncomfortable and cake-y—especially if you know you’ll be sweating more than average. While BB creams are traditionally associated with having more hydrating formulas and glow-y finishes, if you’re looking to get the fuss-free and fast application, along with a slew of skincare-enhanced benefits, you’ll love these mattifying complexion multitaskers that will stay put all day long.
When our skin’s oil production reaches its peak high, pores become open up more, which can lead to exacerbated skin congestion, increased texture, and blackheads. Opting for an oil-controlling and non-comedogenic formula is essential if you’re prone to looking like an oil slick by mid-morning.
These sweat-proof and oil-absorbing formulas are not only great because of the addition of skincare ingredients (including SPF), but they’re also great options for those who prefer a higher-coverage foundation look, but don’t exactly love the often heavy feeling or cake-y looking result that comes with them. Here are some of our favorite affordable options for oily skin.
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1. MAYBELLINE Dream Fresh Skin Hydrating BB cream
Non-comedogenic and oil-free, this BB cream has built-in SPF 30 protection, so you can brighten your skin and keep your skin from absorbing the sun’s rays at the same time. It’ll give you that no-makeup look that’s super in right now without causing you to breakout or irritate sensitive skin. There are five different shades to browse.
2. Garnier SkinActive 5-in-1 BB Cream
This affordable BB cream has definitely earned my personal seal of approval. I’ve actually used this product for years, and I prefer it over any of the other drugstore and high-end BB creams I’ve tried thus far — and I’ve tried a lot. It keeps oil at bay all day long, and the coverage is pretty solid — it can totally be built up to full.
3. Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream
This is another one of my favorite affordable BB creams for oily and breakout-prone skin. While it’s marketed as a BB cream, it’s level of coverage rivals full coverage foundations without feeling heavy or looking cakey. It also has incredible staying power. I rarely have to blot with powder or touch up excess oil when I wear this product.