One of the hardest things about having acne-prone skin is finding a foundation that won’t exacerbate your breakouts. Besides choosing a foundation that matches your skin color exactly, you also need to look out for makeup that’s gentle & “safe” for pimple-prone skin and provides shine-free, natural coverage to cover marks from past breakouts.
If you’re oily and acne prone, thick or solid makeup products like stick, cream, or cream to-powder compact foundations or concealers should be on your “avoid” list. Look for oil-free, liquid or powder formulas (without any irritating chemicals or fragrances) that are designed to correct & conceal redness and blemishes and also control oil & shine throughout the day with a weightless matte finish. Now that’s not an easy feat!
See also: Best Drugstore Makeup for oily, acne-prone skin (the list includes foundations, primers, BB creams, concealers and powders under $10)
To make things a little easier for you, I have compiled a list of some of the best budget-friendly (all under $15) drugstore foundations for acne-prone skin, each offering shine-free lightweight coverage that lets skin breathe and won’t clog pores.
What’s your favorite foundation for acne-prone skin that wasn’t on this list? Share with us in the comments below!