The Best Matte Foundations That Won't Dry Out Your Skin

I've written volumes about my oxymoronic skin. That is, the kind that manages to be incredibly oily, flaky, and dry, all at the same time. When you have different textures operating together on your face, it creates unique challenges. Foundation shopping, for one, becomes a trying experience — shine-reducing formulas tend to leave the skin looking desert-like, while moisturizing ones make you look like an oil slick.

In an attempt to avoid sacrificing a comfortable, moisturizing texture for a matte finish, I've scoured the foundation market, looking for products that will bring balance to my combination skin type. Ahead, the winners of my foundation trials.