Summer is upon us, but it's bringing more than just daiquiris and pool floats. We're talking about hot weather that exacerbates oily and combination complexions. What's more, for those with acne-prone skin, the prospect of excess oil and sweat is even more daunting. That's why matte and oil-free foundations are so great. The last thing we all want is for our makeup to, quite literally, melt off our faces and clog our pores in the process.
However, there is one major problem when it comes to matte foundation: Do you compromise coverage for a lighter texture? Or lasting power for comfort? Because you're certainly not allowed to have comfort and coverage...or are you? Turns out, you can have it all — if you pick the right formula.
We tapped three professional makeup artists for some of their top picks for oily skin — and the formulas they're sharing are killer, no matter your budget or coverage needs. Ahead, a dozen drugstore and prestige finds that will make your makeup flawless all summer long.