What are the best foundations for combination skin?

Choosing the best foundation can be so tricky, especially for those who have combination skin. How do you know you have one? Well, if you have an oily T-zone and some dry patches on your face, you probably have one. Check out these best foundations for your skin type!

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    #1bareMinerals Matte Foundation

    bareMinerals Matte Foundation

    The bareMinerals Matte Foundation is a buildable loose powder matte foundation that comes in 30 different shades. It has Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and minimizes the appearance of pores, redness, wrinkles, and other imperfections.

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    $29

    Kathleen Young
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Before I give my honest comment about this foundation, let me be clear that my skin has transitioned from oily to combination as I got older. I like that this powder does not emphasize the dry patches on my chin area, unlike other loose powders. I like to put this on my T-zone. Definitely one of the best foundations for combination skin!"
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    #2Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

    Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
    Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is a medium-to-full coverage foundation that comes in 50 shades. It is ideal for normal, combination, and oily skin and has a matte finish. The formula is oil-free and non-comedogenic. 

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    $35

    Patricia Martinez
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "In terms of shade selection. Fenty has more than 20 shades to choose from which is pretty good considering that I got my skin tanned over the summer last year. I also like to use this when I am going to events as it sticks pretty much the whole day. Doesn't give me that flat finish too, perf for combination to oily skin type."
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    #3Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation

    Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation

    Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation is a full-coverage base makeup that gives skin a velvety finish while making it look like a second skin. This lightweight foundation works for all skin types and is infused with SPF 25.

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    $64

    Cynthia Mendez
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "To be honest, I am not recommending this for everyday use just because I find it impractical to use expensive foundation everyday. But if you can't afford it, why not, right? What I love the most abt this is that it doesn't give me a very matte finish. Because matte foundations tend to dry my face upon sinking in. Girogio Armani gives me subtle dewiness while keeping my nose and forehead a demi-matte finish. But there are a lot of drugstore foundations that you can use if you are on a tight budget."
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    #4bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

    bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

    bareMinerals Complexion Rescue functions both as a BB cream and a CC Cream. This tinted moisturizer is infused with hydrating ingredients that help lock in moisture while giving your face a sheer to medium coverage.

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    $32

    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "More often than not, I know summer is approaching when my skin starts to transition from dry to combination, or sometimes, oily. I trust bareminerals because I know it wouldn't clog my pores. My dermatologist suggested this too. :)"
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    #5Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation is a full-coverage foundation. It has a matte finish and is suitable for combination to oily skin. This foundation is available in 56 shades and can last for up to 24 hours. It is oil and fragrance-free.

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    $42

    Brenda Andrews
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "One, this is probably one of the most affordable foundations for combination skin, considering that this is from a luxury brand, estee lauder, and considering the coverage that you get from it. It has a bit of a white cast so I do not suggest wearing this for flash photography. But in terms of longevity, I consider this my holy grail foundation, it DOES NOT CAKE."
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    #6Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation

    Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation

    Infused with SPF 20,  The Healthy Foundation by Physicians Formula is enriched with Vitamins A, C, E, and hyaluronic acid for its brightening properties. It features a buildable consistency while letting your pores breathe.

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    $15.99

    Chen Zhang
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Works both as a sunscreen and a foundation. I am jsut concerned about the white cast whenever I use flash while taking photos. It also evens out my face and hides discoloration, I got a pretty exact shade much. Thanks"
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    #7L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

    L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

    The L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation by L'Oreal features a lightweight formulation that gives users a demi-matte medium coverage finish. It also claims to stay on your face for 24 hours and comes in 22 shades.

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    Megan Thompson
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "I am all for what is affordable so I am recommending this best drugstore foundation for combination skin. First, compared to the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, this is no doubt more expensive. But I consider this a dupe of the NARS luminous foundation as they both provide full coverage foundation. Thank you!"
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    #8L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

    L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

    L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup features a total of 43 shades for easy skin shade-matching among the users. It features an ultra-hydrating formula that has a buildable coverage from natural to medium finish.

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    $10.99- Varies by model

    Summer Xia
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "If you want to find a perfect shade match, or at least something that's nearest to your ever-changing skin color, go for L'Oreal true match. I feel like the certain dry areas of my face are not emphasized whenever I use this. The trick to having a non-cakey foundation is to use a damp sponge. Best foundation for combination skin!"
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    #9Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water

    Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water

    Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is an oil-free and water-based BB cream enriched with hydrating ingredients for keeping the face well-moisturized. The lightweight consistency provides users with sheer to medium coverage.

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    $42

    Sharon Ortiz
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "This is oil free so it doesn't give you too much shine or dewiness in the face. Pretty perfect for oily to combination skin. The flaky parts of your face would not be that visible as this is water-formulated."

Summary

Best What are the best foundations for combination skin
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1bareMinerals Matte FoundationCosmetics 18 Paid
2Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear FoundationCosmetics 11 Paid
3Giorgio Armani Power Fabric FoundationCosmetics 10 Paid
4bareMinerals Complexion RescueCosmetics 3 Paid
5Estée Lauder Double Wear FoundationCosmetics 3 Paid
6Physicians Formula The Healthy FoundationCosmetics 2 Paid
7L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte FoundationCosmetics 2 Paid
8L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable MakeupCosmetics 1 Paid
9Smashbox Camera Ready BB WaterCosmetics 1 Paid
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