Health & Beauty

What is Oil Foundation and Why is Everyone​ Talking About It?

Oily skin is a problem for many women out there. We set our foundation with translucent powder to keep our shiny t-zone matte-looking and fabulous. We even carry oil absorbing sheets in our purses for when we can see shine coming through. So, when I heard about the newest beauty fad to hit Instagram, I was surprised. Influencers are obsessing over oil foundation.

What is Oil Foundation and Why is Everyone​ Talking About It?

Oil foundation? Won't that just slide off your face as you go through your day? According to Byrdie beauty writer Olivia Muenter, "The coverage is very, very subtle, but it’s there—and it adds a dewy, natural-looking glow to all the high points of the face. But most surprising of all? It doesn’t feel greasy at all." Apparently, oil foundation is the way to go and there's a reason why everyone's going off on the fabulous formula.

Kosas Tinted Face Oil, Net-A-Porter, $40.00

I love giving love to new awesome brands selling unique products, but there's one foundation that gives me the ultimate coverage in one fell swoop and that's our Motives® Illuminating Liquid Foundation. It gives me the perfect coverage in one try plus I get that dewy look that makes my skin shine in all the best ways.

Motives® Illuminating Liquid Foundation, Motives® Cosmetics, $35.00

Everything you need to know about this foundation:

An illuminating foundation that melts into skin leaving you with a radiant, flawless-looking complexion. The creamy, long-wear formula builds and blends effortlessly, leaving your skin with light-weight, natural coverage. Optically diffuses light to smooth the appearance of skin, hiding imperfections for an instantly lit-from-within glow. Reignite youthful radiance in just one drop with this breakthrough foundation.


  • Gives skin a luminous finish
  • Blendable, long-wear formula
  • Medium to full, buildable coverage
  • Smooths the look of skin and hides imperfections
  • Light-weight texture floats across skin

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