Makeup on oily skin

Makeup Tips for Oily Skin & the Best Products for You

If you have Oily skin, you know the struggle of keeping the makeup intact for the whole day. Applying makeup on oily skin is really challenging. Your face starts looking greasy by afternoon & then there are other problems like your foundation breaking down, blush fading away and so on.

Oily skin types have shorter wear time for some products. Here are some tips which can help you have a great makeup look throughout your day.

Mattifying primer

Primers are the lifeline you need if you have an oily complexion, as they can stop your foundation slipping. A good mattifying primer will give you a flawless base, minimize pores, and hydrate your skin without clogging pores. They’re basically the key to preventing summer makeup meltdowns!

Primer for Oily skin 1

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil and Shine Control Primer

Primer for Oily Skin 2

IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better Primer + Oil-Free

Foundation & concealer

Liquid or powder-based foundations that provide a satin-to-matte finish work well with oily-skin types. Powder foundation is an ideal choice for oily skin as it will absorb excess oil. You should definitely stick to products which are matte and oil-free. They are also less likely to clog pores which is ideal for those who are acne-prone.

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Skin Liquid

BareMinerals powder foundation

Blush & highlight

A teeny-tiny amount of highlighter is all you need to get that glowing effect. Powder blush & highlight works best for your skin and holds up longest. Usually cream is a word oiler skin types tend to avoid. Use suitable brushes for the application of powder products.

MAC Powder Blush

MAC Powder Blush

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Setting powder

This is a game-changer. Setting powders absorb oil & lock everything in. They create a smooth finish for foundation, blur those fine lines, and make your pores look teeny-tiny. Setting powders will vastly extend the life of your makeup and also give a matte finish look. You are going to wonder why did you not start using it sooner?! 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

NYX High Definition Finishing Powder makeup for oily skin

NYX High Definition Finishing Powder

Makeup Hack: Always Carry blotting papers!

No matter how matte your makeup looks in the morning or when you leave the house, if you have oily skin, you’ll spot shine by afternoon. With just a simple swipe, you can help soak up any excess oil that has built up on your complexion throughout the day!

These tips can help with your everyday problems with makeup. But the best way to tackle it is having a good skincare routine. Not sure what products to use for oily skin? Check out our blog on the skincare routine for oily skin.