No Contest: These Are the Best Makeup Brands for Oily Skin

With oily skin, each new makeup product you apply is a gamble. Will this one last all day in a miraculous fulfillment of longevity, or will it become slick and smudgy in a matter of hours, smearing off your face in a stunning defeat? Take it from makeup artist Brittany Spyksma: "Sometimes makeup can move a lot on oily skin, which makes it hard to get that flawless look you're going for." L'Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist Sir John agrees. "When you have oily skin, your foundation doesn't end up staying as long. It actually oxidizes more quickly and sort of lifts off the skin," he says.

Sure, there are steps you can take to prevent the latter from happening—priming your skin before makeup application, setting makeup with a thin veil of powder, and pressing a blotting sheet to your skin throughout the day—but it really all comes down to the formula you're using. To save you from spending too much money and time (and let's be real, patience) on testing different makeup brands, we reached out to expert makeup artists to share their all-time favorites. Keep reading to see which makeup products and brands are best for oily skin!