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BY: LBL Team

11 Foundations That Actually Help Your Acne

Best foundations for acne-prone skin

If your skin seems to break out no matter what, it’s time to switch up your cosmetics. Look for makeup that doesn’t irritate your skin or clog pores. Need some help? Here are eleven foundations that actually help your acne:

1. Burt’s Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation

This 100% natural, non-comedogenic, oil-control mattifying powder foundation gives you a smooth and even skin tone. It’s lightweight and made with bamboo to blur imperfections, providing buildable coverage that blends effortlessly.

2. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

This full-coverage foundation provides 16-hour wear with a multi-dimensional matte finish that’s comfortable, breathable, and weightless. Incredibly smooth and blendable, it glides on with a second-skin feel.

3. Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup

This liquid foundation is formulated with MicroClear Technology, which is scientifically shown to dissolve oil and help boost the delivery of salicylic acid to the source of breakouts for fast results. Its natural-looking coverage is excellent for use on oily, combination and even sensitive skin and it won’t clog pores.

4. BareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation

This super lightweight loose powder foundation perfects your complexion with buildable, sheer-to-full coverage and a silky matte finish. The clean mineral formula blurs the look of pores, helps control excess oil, and protects your skin with non-chemical mineral sunscreen.

5. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, long-wearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, this foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. It hides imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.

6. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

This liquid foundation feels so lightweight and comfortable that you won’t believe it’s super long wear. It also unifies uneven skin tone and covers imperfections with buildable medium-to-full coverage. This foundation is oil-free and oil-controlling, and its transfer-resistant and waterproof formula lasts in hot and humid weather.

7. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

This lightweight foundation mattifies and refines pores, leaving a natural, seamless finish. It’s ideal for normal to oily skin, and its exclusive formula features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores.

8. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

This foundation delivers seven products in one, including full-coverage foundation, hydrating anti-aging serum, and SPF 50+ sunscreen. It provides clinically tested hydration while diffusing the appearance of skin imperfections for flawless-looking coverage that won’t crease or crack.

9. Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation

Powered by Amazonian clay and light-reflecting gemstones, this hypoallergenic foundation gives you natural radiance and matte coverage in a weightless, flake-free powder. The full coverage formula is all you need to cover redness, unevenness, and pores.

10. Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

This lightweight, high-definition, buildable coverage, oil-free, matt foundation blends seamlessly to neutralize under eye circles and hide skin imperfections instantly. This ultra long-wearing, water-resistant formula is designed to stay on all day and looks and feels natural on the skin.

11. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This luminous foundation glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow. Using exclusive technology to sculpt and brighten, this buildable, medium coverage foundation improves texture and blurs imperfections.


  1. “The 15 Best Foundations for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin,” Allure, January 23, 2018.
  2. “The 8 Best Foundations for Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists,” Self, December 3, 2018.
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