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.
See also: All NEW Best Drugstore Makeup for oily, acne-prone skin (the list includes foundations, primers, BB creams, concealers and powders under $10)
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!
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 your skin breathe and won’t clog pores.
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation ($4.08)
Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup ($7.99)
Almay Clear Complexion BlemisHeal Liquid Makeup ($12.79)
Maybelline New York Matte + Poreless Fit Me Foundation ($6.99)
L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17 ($7.49)
e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation ($6)
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation SPF 20 ($8.99)
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation ($15)
Palladio Beauty Herbal Foundation Oil-Free ($10)
Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily skin ($8.69)
What’s your favorite foundation for acne-prone skin that wasn’t on this list? Share with us in the comments below!
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