Matte foundations are often formulas that don’t contain heavier oils that might cause shine and oiliness on the skin. To help balance the skin, it’s a good idea to look for formulas that contain light hydrating skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, snow mushroom, or noncomedogenic oils.These will help keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores, causing breakouts, or excess shine. Loiz also has a few more tips.
“With matte foundations, I like them to have a satin velvet finish so the skin still looks natural and soft,” she says. “I’m not a fan of skin looking too heavy or powdery from matte foundations. Matte foundations are usually oil-free formulas that help skin that is on the oilier side or skin with larger pores. They help even out oily skin and conceal those larger pores. They’re often medium to full coverage as well, so make sure you start out with a light hand and add more only if you need it.”