Although finding a foundation that stays put is important, the way you apply it is equally critical. “When it comes to oily skin, I recommend pressing or stippling foundation on the skin to keep it from moving,” says Sanja Serwa, founder of Canadian green beauty e-retailer Vossity. She recommends M.O.T.D. Cosmetics Second Skin Stippling Brush (part of the Wanderlust Travel Makeup Brush Set, $60 at vossity.com).
How to apply foundation? “To give your makeup longevity I recommend using a good primer and a foundation with more of a matte finish,” says Serwa. Dot your foundation around the face in a circular motion with a stipple brush; this helps achieve a matte finish. For oilier areas, apply a layer of powder to eliminate shine and prevent makeup from slipping throughout the day. Opt for loose translucent powders which will help absorb excess oil better than regularly pressed formulas.