I've always struggled with oily skin in my teens up to adulthood. My foundation would always become a greasy, separated mess by noon! I've tried A LOT of foundations - both high end and drugstore and here are my favourites for drugstore foundations for oily skin:
#1 Favorite is the Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1. I've gone through 7 bottles of this miraculous formula. It's a primer, foundation, and concealer in one!
- best formula I've found to control oily skin across the board
- great coverage, buildable
- comes with a blue pump for ease of product dispensing
- no weird smell - you know, those ones that smell like a chemical-soaked-old-lady perfume kind of smell...
- cheap. It's like $12 at Superstore.
- horrible range of colors. The only color that I could fine that has a yellow undertone in it is medium beige (I'm between an NC20- 25). Everything else is too pink/warm, so I have to mix it with other shades from other brands.
- the pump doesn't reach the bottom of the glass bottle so I have to dig product out with a thing handle brush or q-tip.
- not great for dry or flaky skin. If you are a dry/dry-normal skin, stay away from this product because it will look cakey on your type of skin.
- it's almost TOO matte which doesn't look like real skin if you layer it too much.
#3 is the Revlon Colorstay for combination to oily skin. I had to try it after reading countless reviews on it.
- controls oil very well
- good range of colors
- actually kind of expensive for a drugstore foundation at about $20 at Rexall and Superstore.
- a little bit more of a chalkier finish? Am I the only one?
- suuuuper minimal foundation separation
Conclusion: My review is based on my own experience and my own oily skin. These made it because I enjoy the formula. If you're not a drugstore person, I recommend picking up Temptu S/B (needs a primer though), MAC Studio Fix foundation (the waterproof one is pretty good as well - it doesn't separate on oily skin), or the Estée Lauder double wear.
I really like the Covergirl formula over the more expensive ones and I'll mix it with other shades to go up or down depending on my tan throughout the year. I hope this helped!
Have you tried something that you absolutely love for oily skin?