Sure, there are plenty of oil-free and super matte foundations to help keep shine at bay if you’re prone to getting greasy throughout the day, but these formulas tend to are usually on the heavier side, and often times wind up looking cakey and mask-like—not natural and seamless. So, if full-coverage isn’t quite your thing, you’re left with lighter, sheer-coverage formulas than usually fall on the shinier (read: “luminous,” “radiant,” etc.) end of the spectrum—which isn’t exactly the ideal formula for those with oily or combination skin.
While tinted moisturizers are usually more hydrating and dewy, if you’re looking for a tad bit of coverage to even out your complexion—and offer some serious skincare benefits to boot—they’re the perfect formula. And, there are somewhat surprisingly plenty of oil-free and mattifying formulas on the market that won’t make your oily skin even worse. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite oil-absorbing formulas that are not only magical for the complexion because of the addition of skincare ingredients (including SPF), but they’re also great options for lightweight, no-makeup-makeup days.
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