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The Best Matte Finish Foundations for Shine-Free Skin

If your foundation is leaving your face shiny by midday, it’s time to make a switch!

We’ve rounded up the best matte finish foundations from the best names in beauty, and they can all be purchased and shipped from US websites with MyUS Shopping’s easy one-cart checkout!

bareMinerals Matte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 $31

bareMinerals Matte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation in fair ivory

bareminerals Matte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation feels weightless, blurs the look of pores and imperfections, and won’t cause breakouts. But even better, it provides matte coverage free of oil and shine and provides SPF 15 for effective broad-spectrum protection from the sun.

"It's perfect for my face. It never breaks me out. It lasts all day on my face and takes a long time to use up the whole container. It keeps my face from looking shiny and it only takes moments to brush on and go! Perfect." says Debsy in her glowing product review. 

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation $56

Tube of Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

Prone to breakouts? Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation from Hourglass is a breakthrough liquid-to-powder foundation for acne-prone skin. It absorbs oil, provides skin with skin-smoothing antioxidants, and covers imperfections with a long-wearing, velvet-matte finish that lasts all day.

"I am such a fan of Hourglass products and this liquid foundation powder only makes my obsession stronger. I have very oily skin and always have to keep blotting pads around; however, with this product I am able to go more than half the day without having to blot away excess oil. The coverage isn't cakey and blends well which is something I always worry about with matte foundations." says pinkjitterbug in her Nordstrom product review 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup $42

ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation with Allure Best of Beauty seal

Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is an Allure Best of Beauty Winner for good reason. It suits all skin tones from oily to dry, can be used to cover up blemishes without looking or feeling cakey, dries to a matte finish, and lasts through hot and humid weather. It's also waterproof and comes in over 55 shades to complement a wide range of skin tones. 

"This foundation is true to its name. It stays in place until you remove it. It does not melt or transfer or fade for over 24 hours. I'm a flight attendant and I work long flights. I need make up that lasts and this delivers!" says 1Flygal in her five star review. 

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation $48

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

In addition to being oil-free, Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation provides flawless full coverage and 15 hours of wear with a matte finish that's resistant to sweat, humidity, and water, so you can go about your day without constantly checking, blotting, and reapplying your foundation.  

"This is my ride or die foundation!!!" says janew2 in her Nordstrom review.

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup $27 

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup in Amber

Clinique's Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup is ideal for those with oily, combination, or dry skin that prefer medium coverage and a natural matte finish. It boasts a patent-pending formula that absorbs shine, controls oil and resists sweat and humidity for up to eight hours. It's even been tested for streaking and fading at 88°F with a constant 80% humidity, to prove that it stays fresh!

"This foundation leaves a beautiful, soft matte finish. Feels like your own skin but better. Blurs out skin defects and pores. Great for warmer weather. Color range is wonderful! This has become my staple foundation!" says SarJan in her Nordstrom review.

Dior Forever High Perfection Skin-Caring Matte Foundation $52

Dior Forever High Perfection Skin-Caring Matte Foundation

Dior Forever High Perfection Skin-Caring Matte Foundation creates a velvety matte finish on the skin and contains absorbent beads that help neutralize shine. It also uses protective rose hip extract that helps protect skin from external aggressors and reduce the appearance of pores. Over time, pores appear tighter and skin appears smoother. Fantastic! 

"Great make up. Excellent coverage, not greasy does not cause any break ups on my sensitive skin. SPF 35. I’ve been using it for many years. Highly recommend it ." says AllaRS in her review. 

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation $8

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in shade 102

L'Oréal's Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation uses dimethicone to make skin look smoother and "Shine Defy Blotting Spheres" to keep oily skin away for up to 24 hours. And at just 8 US dollars, it's also a great deal!

"I love this foundation! I have had problems in the past when I apply my foundation & powder and then 4-5 hours later my face is shiny. I usually have to reapply powder throughout the day to stay matte. With this foundation, the coverage is great without being cakey, and it stays matte all day long." says SarahEss in her five-star product review.

Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Powder Foundation $9

Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Powder Foundation in Honey

Another budget-friendly matte foundation we love is Maybelline's Super Stay Full Coverage Powder. It has a creamy texture that glides onto the skin, making it super easy to apply evenly and it absorbs oil to leave you with a soft matte finish that lasts up to 16 hours. And since it's a powder and foundation in one convenient compact, it's great for travel! 

"OMG, love this powder. I'm a liquid foundation type of girl but this powder foundation is perfect. I have oily skin with a medium complexion. This powder has medium coverage and just looks flawless on my face." says Emily Carrubba in her Amazon review. 


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