I am still searching (UK) for a suitable oil free light foundation that won't break me out. I am currently using a mineral powder foundation but still having problems with this so thought I would try to find a suitable liquid foundation.
Recently I have looked at Estee Lauder double wear light and Revlon Colourstay. I got a sample of the double wear light from the counter but when I went to try it out at home I found that it felt quite heavy and when I tried to mix water a few drops of water with it to loosen it up I found that the water would not mix and it appears to have some kind of oil or wax base to it, despite claiming to be oil free. I didn't want to risk applying it on my face as it seemed bound to clog my pores so I tried it out on my arm and it seemed just like an oily sunscreen and it took several applications of face wash to get rid of it (it was too dark so I could easily see that it hadn't washed off at first).
I then tried out the Revlon Colourstay as well as Boots No 7 Beautifully Matt foundation and found they both had the same oily finish which seems to coat the skin and surely must be pore clogging.
It's quite a long time since I wore liquid foundation so are all foundations heavy and waxy like this now? I remember years ago when I used to use an Almay foundation (not available in the UK now) that I always used to mix it with a little water to let it down and give a lighter coverage.
Does anyone know of a truly oil free, water based foundation?