Matte means lack of shine, so generally, they are oil-free products. True to its name, the matte foundation is a makeup cosmetics formula designed to give even coverage without shine. They come in liquid, cream, or dry powdered form but one thing common with them is their ability to dry and set in quickly.
Such foundations are like a saving grace for people with oily skin. Once applied, they can stay in place for hours before the oils start seeping out. Maybe this is why people with dry skin use them too, which is not advisable if they are worried about the resulting patches and lines.
If you find yourself always dabbing your face to reduce the dewiness, these twelve hot picks are the foundations that will hold you down.
NYX professional makeup stay matte liquid foundation
Packed with minerals, this foundation ensures full coverage for all facial spots to give you an even skin tone and consistent texture. It caters to all skin tones, so your skin will stay covered without appearing flat.
L’Oréal Paris infallible pro-matte foundation
If you’re going for a medium coverage natural matte finish, then this pro-matte drugstore available foundation is what you’ll need. It boasts of 24 hours hold on shine, is affordable, and has an effective resistance to humidity.
Clinique stay matte oil-free foundation
A classic foundation with good results over the years, this matte foundation handles several makeup needs because it offers oil and shine control. It is also buildable to achieve the perfect medium coverage, so you can get through the whole day looking flawless.
Fenty beauty pro filt’r soft matte long-wear foundation
You can trust Fenty beauty by Rihanna to deliver an updated foundation that stands out from the rest. With this foundation, you get long wear with a soft natural finish. The elevated product works for all types of oily skin since it is shade-inclusive.
Huda beauty luminous matte foundation #Fauxfilter
This product checks all the boxes as practically nothing can pass through it. From sweat, water, and transferring on items such as clothes. The formula is so improved that even if it sticks to your face, it still won’t clog your pores. Get full coverage in two swipes as you only need a little for a complete face.
Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place foundation
This will easily be your foundation choice after one use. It gives an oil-free, full-day natural matte coverage. The wide range it comes in — up to 56 shades — ensures you’ll find the right tone that will blend seamlessly with your skin.
Makeup for Ever matte foundation
Cover up all blemishes with this full-coverage liquid foundation. The velvet finish ensures it won’t leave a cakey or powdery finish. With a wide shade range, all skin tones can enjoy this long-lasting product.
Nars soft matte complete concealer/foundation
This is one of the best value for money products. The foundation acts as a concealer that leaves a matte finish for up to 16 hours. Asides from the natural finish, it balances out sebum production with its hydrating formula to reduce blackheads and filaments while covering up skin pores for consistent facial smoothness.
CoverGirl full spectrum matte ambition all-day foundation
Get non-transferring full coverage for all day with this product that has an oil-absorbing ability. The soft foundation covers every spot which makes it seem like you applied concealer. Apply in little dots and blend out till you’re fully covered for several hours to come.
Uoma beauty say what?! foundation
Here’s a product that caters to specific skin types with its personalized formula classification. The black Pearl was specially formulated for those with deep shades to help brighten their shade while controlling the oils.
Then the white Pearl is made with algae to reduce the redness of people with fair skin. The hyaluronic acid-infused in it will ensure a smooth natural matte finish in between.
Charlotte Tilbury airbrush flawless long-wear foundation
A few drops of this foundation will leave you with a flawless airbrushed face, as the name suggests. It also covers up all blemishes without creasing and caking. The formula comes with an added humidity-proof feature that will get you through the day and into the night.
iT Cosmetics Bye-Bye foundation matte moisturizer
We complete the selection with this classic matte foundation which is creamy for easy blending that will even out your skin. It leaves a smooth natural matte face, while hydrating and moisturizing your skin. The foundation is also infused with SPF 50+ — this is an extra layer of sunscreen to get through the hours outdoors.
Tip: Do not forget to use a mattifying primer before applying your foundation to get a perfect color blend. After a day with a matte look taking it off is a chore itself. Invest in a deep-cleansing makeup remover to free up your pores.