11 of the best MAC foundations for oily skin

Taryn Davies
Published: January 31, 2018

Finding a foundation that will stay in place with oily skin can be hard, after a few hours it can start sliding over your face, but there’s a reason why MAC is loved by so many professionals, long-lasting and hard wearing, here are the best MAC Cosmetics foundations for oily skin.

To help keep your makeup all in place we've also picked out the best MAC powders for oily skin too.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SP15 Foundation

The liquid version of the classic Studio Fix Foundation provides medium buildable coverage and creates a flawless natural-matte finish, which doesn’t diminish your natural glow. What we love about this foundation is that it’s oil-free and long-wearing, the SP15 provides everyday sun protection too.

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MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Studio Fix is ideal for those oily skin types who prefer a powder formula foundation. It's designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture. The formula contains Silica, this is there to absorb oils on the skin so you get a matte finish that lasts all day. There's also talc to help ensure a matte look.  The talc has been milled to a microscopic size to provide a beautiful texture while allowing the skin to breathe. You can apply this foundation using a brush, sponge or powder puff, and its compact design means it’s perfect to carry around with you too.

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MAC Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation

The MAC Pro Longwear Foundation is a long wearing foundation, in fact they promise 15 hours wear time, so it's ideal for those with oily skin who might find their base starts to move around lunch time.

Even though it stays in place, it doesn't feel like it's caking the skin, instead it's creamy and feels light. The coverage is medium, but you can definitely build it up easily.

Your skin will look natural and fresh all day long, without having to wear powder on top. But if you are particularly oily, you might need a touch up throughout the day.

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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF30 Foundation

The Studio Waterweight foundation feels weightless on the skin, and has a long-lasting finish. It works to control the levels of the oil in the skin, so you don't get a super shiny look half way through the day. The dropper designed bottle is something a little different, but also ensures that you use just the right amount of product that you need too.

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MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

This foundation is tenacious, designed for super long wear. It ain't going nowhere when you apply this foundation. Designed to repel moisture, it's oil free and watertight. With this foundation you get a a medium coverage, that's easy to buil up to full coverage. It feels incredibly weightless on the skin, and you're left with a natural-looking satin finish that won't budge until you cleanse it away.

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MAC Studio Waterweight Powder Pressed

The Studio Waterweight Powder is pressed so it’s not at all messy when you want to use, especially great for when you’re on the move. The compact comes with a two-sided sponge and a mini brush, so you get the right finish for you.

Plus the product gives you a gorgeous medium coverage that’s easy to build up on. The compact comes with a warm and cool variation of the shade that you buy, which makes it great for ensuring you get the right shade for you and your skin.

The powder design is of course great for oily-skinned gals, but there’s also nourishing ingredients in the formula so it won’t dry out the skin through the day. Ensuring the finish is flawless from the minute you apply it to the moment you take it off.

MAC Studio Waterweight Powder Pressed

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

The Studio Sculpt Foundation stands out as one of our favourite ever MAC foundation. The gel-based foundation feels soft and creamy and is really easy to blend into the skin. The coverage is definitely on the higher scale, but your skin still manages to look natural.

The foundation is long wearing and water resistant too, plus it makes skin look natural and healthy.

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MAC Pro Longwear SPF20 Compact Foundation

Get ten hours wear from this cream compact, the foundation feels light and glids on to the skin comfortably. You get a naturally matte look that boasts UVA and UVB protection too. The compact design that comes with a sponge applicator and mirror means this is the perfect product to have in your handbag.

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MAC Studio Tech Foundation

A tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder, it looks solid but glides on as a soft and creamy emulsion, providing skin with a natural matter, powder-perfect finish. Smooth to blend and easy to work with, it’s light diffusing so the foundation softens lines and creates a fresh, flawless finish.

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MAC Matchmaster SPF15 Foundation

We're still not entirely sure how these types of foundations work, but they do. The Matchmaster foundation uses translucent pigments to give a coverage that's unique to your skintone. The foundation has line-reducing soft-focus powders and gives a demi-matte finish that moisturises the skin without it feeling greasy or slick.

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MAC Mineralize Foundation/Loose

A silky, mineral-rich Mineralize Foundation/Loose with everyday SPF15 protection. It provides skin with a medium-buildable natural to natural-satin finish and brushes on easily for a smooth, radiant look. This formula helps skin stay healthy and nourished.

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