While oily skin does come with some complexion benefits, the stress of keeping your makeup intact all day and getting that unwanted shine under control can definitely start to get exhausting.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Shine With These Oily Skin Makeup Tips:
1. Prepare Your Skin By Cleansing
What you do before applying makeup is just as important — if not more — than finding the right formula and shade of foundation. It’s of the utmost importance to give yourself a clean, hydrated base to work with before you start doing your makeup. Always make sure to use a cleanser as the first step in your beauty routine.
2. Hydrate With a Moisturizer
It’s a common misconception that people with oily skin don’t need to moisturize as often, or even that they shouldn’t moisturize at all. Keeping skin hydrated is key to long-lasting wear.
3. Primer Is Essential
Primer is important in preparing your skin for makeup application and it helps guarantee that your makeup will last longer, so you don’t have to reach for the blotting papers after an hour.
4. Don’t Forget to Prime Your Eyelids and Lips
Though priming your face for complexion makeup is essential, you should also use eye makeup and lip primers to ensure a full face of flawless makeup that will last. Your eyelids especially can get oily, even though they may not be your biggest concern.
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5. Foundation Formula Is Key
When shopping for makeup, look out for formulas that have a mattifying and long-wear claim. These are designed specifically to combat shine. And when it comes to using the right tools, you can use either a foundation brush or blending sponge.
6. Layer Your Powders
Set your foundation all over with a translucent setting powder. Then, go in with a powder puff and a brightening setting powder in the under-eye area and anywhere you want to brighten.
7. Touching Up Will Be a Life Saver
After following these tips, chances are you wouldn’t dare leave the house without a back-up oil-control method. In that case, you can throw a pack of blotting papers in your purse or a travel-friendly compact.
8. Avoid Luminous, Dewy Formulas
This one is tough since the dewy makeup look is so popular right now, but it’s not ideal if you’re trying to ditch extra shine. Avoid any formulas that are too luminous and dewy.
9. Clean Your Makeup Brushes Regularly
It’s advisable for everyone to practice good hygiene when it comes to their makeup brushes, but it is especially important for those with oily skin, since oil from your face ends up on your brushes and sponges. Use a designated makeup brush cleaner to rid your brushes of oil, dirt and debris, then let them air dry before using.
10. Switch Up Your Routine
If you try all of these tips and you are still unhappy with your shine levels, you may just need to switch up the products you’re using. Everyone’s skin is different and not all products work for everyone, even for those with the same skin type.
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