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    I Tried 16 Mattifying Foundations For Oily Skin So You Don't Have To

    *dives into a Scrooge McDuck–sized vault of blotting papers*

    Hi, I'm Claire and I'm a certified Oil Monster™. I've been greasy my whole life, and have never met a foundation that didn't make me look like a glazed donut .005 seconds after putting it on.

    Yet, my Instagram is filled with smooth-skinned, matte-faced goddesses and it makes me wonder, could I ever have that shine-free look?

    I tested 16 different mattifying foundations that promised to make my face a grease-free wonderland, to see which ones actually kept their word.

    I started by having a "control" day — a day without products on my face, just to see how oily my face naturally is. By the end of the day, my skin produced seven oil-blotting sheets' worth of grease.

    Drugstore winner: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation for $4.99.

    Drugstore loser: Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation for $12.99.

    Drugstore ULTIMATE LOSER: Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation for $7.99.

    Luxury winner: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation for $56.

    Luxury winner #2: Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation for $35.

    Luxury loser: Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation for $45.

    Wanna know more about the other foundations I didn't talk about? Did I skip your favorite foundation for oily skin? Want me to try other makeup for oily skin? Just lmk in the comments — who knows, your suggestion could be used in a future BuzzFeed post!