If you’ve got oily skin, you’re probably already familiar with the world of oil free foundations. These long-wearing, shine-averse formulas are a saving grace for anyone who’s constantly battling unwanted T-zone gleam or clogged-up pores.
However, an oil free base isn’t just a good idea for those of us with acne-prone skin – in fact, everyone can benefit from a base with better staying power, especially as face masks are likely to be a part of our life for the foreseeable future.
So, what does an oil free foundation do, exactly? The best formulas out there offer myriad benefits – they’ll work to prevent shine, disguise enlarged pores and mattify skin in the most sweat-inducing situations (like, uh, wearing a mask all day long). Some of the best ones even contain active skin-clearing ingredients to make clogged pores and breakouts a thing of the past.