If you have acne-prone skin you’ll know how tough it is to find a foundation that suits your skin. On one hand, you want to cover up the ugly blemishes; on the other hand, you are worried that it might worsen the acne situation. In most cases, acnes and blemishes are caused by clogged-pores or excessive oil on the face. So, it is best to get foundations with formulas that are oil-free or water-based. Here are few foundations we’ve found that are not only good in coverage but also suitable for acne skin.

7 Foundations that Suits Acne Skin

    1. Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup

NEUTROGENA skinclearing liquid makeup - Kem nền cho da mụn - Made in USA - 330.000 VNĐ

Not only is the foundation oil-free, but it also contains salicylic acid that kills acne-causing bacteria and controls breakouts at the same time. You can now achieve a smooth complexion without worry having breakouts on your skin.

    1. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless

Maybelline FIT ME

For velvety-smooth skin, you wouldn’t want to miss out Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless. The foundation gives your skin a matte finish (no more afternoon shin, yay!), and it won’t irritate your acne.

    1. Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup

Christian Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Make Up in #010 Ivory

Dior has once again caught our heart with its Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup. Just a thin layer of the foundation is all you need to have smooth complexion and cover the redness at the same time, as if they were never there.

    1. Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 PA+++ ขนาด 50ml. รอบพื้นสูตรแมทตอบรับเทรนด์การแต่งหน้ายุคใหม่ในแบบแมท ด้วยรองพื้นสูตรปราศจากน้ำมัน เนื้อบางเบา เกลี่ยง่ายเรียบลื่นดุจกำมะหยี่ ให้ผลลัพธ์ผิวสวยเรียบเนียนแบบแมท พร้อมปกป้องผิว เพื่อเผยความงดงามตามธรรมชาติให

If you really dislike applying foundation, Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is definitely made for you! The foundation is light-weighted and it stays matte for longer period too. On the other hand, it only scored an average score in coverage, so it will be more suitable for those with minimal or mild acne situation.

    1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation

Estée Lauder Double Wear

With its watery texture, the foundation blends easily but dries up to a powdery finish. Not only that it work amazing in covering the redness, the foundation’s oil-free formula does not irritate your acne too.

    1. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

When it comes to foundation, you can’t possibly miss out the Ultra HD Foundation from Make Up For Ever. It probably has one of the complete shades of foundation (40 shades!!) you’ll find on the market that suits all skin colours. The liquid foundation completely smoothen all pores and fine lines while covers the blemishes.

    1. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup


Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup is made for oily or blemish-prone skin. The lightweight foundation gives the skin a smooth coverage in concealing and control breakouts, while its skin-clearing treatment helps to prevent future breakout.

Are you still looking for a foundation that suits your skin? Or you have yet to come across a foundation that doesn’t cause breakouts? If so, why not give one of these foundations a try!

Is any of your favourite foundation being listed above? Do you have a go-to foundation for acne skin? Share with us in the comment box below. We’d love to know!

The 7 Foundations for Acne Skin You Should Know was last modified: February 15th, 2017 by Rebecca