The most iconic matte foundations of all time for a long-lasting, airbrushed finish

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The most iconic matte foundations of all time for a long-lasting, airbrushed finish

A matte foundation is arguably the most important tool in an oily-skinned persons kit. 

The right formula will soak up oil and sweat, blur imperfections and stay locked into place for far longer than their luminous counterparts. Even if you don’t have oily skin, the longevity matte foundations offer makes them pretty enticing. 

Because there’s no shortage of marvelous mattes, heres 16 of our all-time faves. 

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup gives just the right amount of coverage, without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin. The flawless foundation stays matte all day, and it has been formulated specifically for oily skin types. The matte formula has been intensified with laminaria saccharina extract to help regulate sebum production, and willow bark extract absorbs oil to keep skin feeling fresh. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation is a full-coverage foundation that protects skin from oil and sweat while maintaining even coverage. 

Rimmel London Lasting Matte Foundation

Rimmel London Lasting Matte Foundation feels light on the skin and offers long-lasting shine control leaving you looking flawless but not flat. 

Maybelline New York FIT me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

Maybelline New York FIT me! Matte + Poreless Foundation mattifies the skin while  controling shine and reducing the appearance of shine. Micro-powders in the formula absorb oil for an airbrushed finish all day long. 

Models Prefer Liquid Foundation

Models Prefer Liquid Foundation is not only a total bargain at $10, the oil-free foundation is hydrating, full coverage and matte. 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear offers 25 hours of high coverage without any need for touch ups. The finish is velvety and radiant without looking cakey or fake. 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Encre De Peau All Hours Foundation

Yves Saint Laurent Encre De Peau All Hours Foundation has a waterproof, transfer-resistant finish that stays locked in place for 24-hours. 

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 is a semi-matte foundation that remains flawless throughout the day without going patchy or smudging off.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation (mecca.com.au, $60) has a natural finish that offers a medium ‘your skin but better’ coverage. 

bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation

bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation (mecca.com.au, $52) is flawlessly full-coverage, with an oil-free formula that works wonders on oily skin. 

Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation

Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation (sephora.com.au, $64) is a weightless, velvet-matte foundation that stays silky smooth for 24 hours of wear.

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation (sephora.com.au, $70) contains ultra-refined pigments that conceal blemishes and blur imperfections, leaving skin with an airbrushed finish. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

With Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate (sephora.com.au, $79) a little goes a long  way. The highly-concentrated formula offers twice as much coverage as most other foundations, and that coverage lasts for 24-hours. 

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (sephora.com.au, $52) is an instagram filter in a bottle. The longwear foundation packs and punch, giving skin an instantly smooth, pore-reduced, shine-free finish that’s resistant to sweat and humidity.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (sephora.com.au, $67) blurs imperfections on the skin with it’s undetectable, medium coverage. 

 

BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation (sephora.com.au, $64) is a 24-hours waterproof and transfer-resistant foundation with a breathable yet airbrushed finish. 

Do you have oily skin? What’s your favourite foundation? @aniamilczarczyk

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