Say goodbye to mixing multiple makeup products to create the perfect formula. These foundations, color-correcting creams, and tinted moisturizers will keep your combination skin balanced and fresh all day long.

By Kachet Jackson-Henderson
August 19, 2019
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Combination skin can be tricky. You’re finding you're blemish-prone in some areas and dry in others. Combination skin can also be quite the challenge as seasons, temperatures, and humidity levels change.  The trial and error over the years can feel defeating, but fear not. These selections will eliminate the overwhelm and keep you looking your best and worrying less. If it's been a while since you've replaced the products in your makeup bag (which is more often than most people realize!), use this guide to help you shop for combination skin products with ease.

This mattifying powder absorbs oil without drying out your skin, making it perfect for combination skin. It comes in six different dermatologist-tested shades and gives you buildable coverage for your day-to-night looks.

Buy It: Burt's Bees 100% Natural Mattifying Powder Foundation, $14.99, Target

Available in 56 shades, this moderate-coverage foundation’s creamy formula hydrates and smoothes your skin. Add it to your daily routine and you’ll notice your skin tone will become brighter and more even over time.

Buy It: Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $29.50, Sephora

A cult favorite, this foundation gives full coverage without weighing down combination or oily skin. Oil-free and boosted with SPF 15, it provides 24-hour wear so you can feel confident all day long. It comes in 43 shades.

Buy It: Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin, $7.79, Target

Save time in your get-ready routine with this two-in-one product. A pump dispenser means you’ll use just the right amount every time. Blend outward with a makeup sponge or clean fingertips for a flawless finish. For areas that need a little extra coverage, apply a small amount of product using a gentle tapping motion.

Buy It: Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, $9.99, Ulta

One of my go-to liquid foundations is a splurge, but a little goes a long way with it. This natural, lightweight formula brightens skin tone and improves texture, and it comes in 40 shades for all skin tones.

Buy It: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, $47, Ulta

True Match has 45 different shades to choose from and with the medium coverage it affords, you can apply and blend this foundation for a super-natural finish. It’s a favorite of mine because it easily matches skin’s undertones and takes so much of the guesswork out of finding the right color match.

Buy It: L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation Makeup, $8.86, Walmart

If you prefer a lighter amount of coverage, reach for a hydrating skincare product with a hint of color. This oil-free tinted moisturizer works overtime to even out your complexion and protect it with broad-spectrum SPF 30 while hydrating your skin. Twenty different shades means you’ll find one that works for you.

Buy It: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer + Hydrating Gel Cream, $32, bareMinerals

BB creams are a great option for combination skin types. This one by Maybelline smooths, hydrates, brightens and blurs imperfections. It protects the skin with SPF 30 and provides sheer coverage throughout the day. Aren't sure whether you should try a BB or CC cream? This guide can help.

Buy It: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Sheer Tint 8-In-1 Skin Perfector, $7.44, Walmart

With 50 shades to choose from, this long-wearing foundation changes the game. Also cool: its "climate-adaptive" technology keeps you smooth and provides a matte finish that lasts, even through sweat and humidity.

Buy It: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $35, Sephora

Oil-absorbing powders in the foundation keep combination skin happy and shine free. Use a foundation brush to dot this foundation on the middle of your face and brush outward for the best coverage.

Buy It: No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation SPF 15, $15.99, Target


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