Most people with oily skin face a lot of problems when it comes to makeup. The makeup fades and melts off easily, oxidizes too soon, clogs pores, and causes a number of other skin problems. Fortunately, now we have makeup for oily skin that not only prevents the shine but also helps in controlling oil.
1. Prime Your Skin First
If you have oily skin, apply makeup primer after you’ve cleaned your face but before you put on foundation, powder, or other makeup. Using a makeup primer not only helps in better application of makeup by working as a base, but also works as a shielding layer between makeup and your skin, deterring the makeup from clogging the pores. It also ensures that your makeup stays put and lasts longer.
At least one should prime the oiliest areas, such as T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin).
Tips For Selecting Best Face Primer For Oily Skin: Look out for a face primer, which is:
(i) oil-free and anti-shine;
(ii) not a silicon based as oily skin tends to be very sensitive and silicon based products cause allergic reactions to such skin type, like leading to acne & pimples;
(iii) has salicylic acid as it helps in controlling acne and pimples.
2. Prep Your Eyes
To cut back on eye makeup creasing, avoid priming your eye lids, which many women with dark circles or redness are tempted to do. In its place, use a primer specifically meant for eyelids. This will establish a perfect base for eye shadow and liner while soaking up oils during the day.
3. Find The Perfect Foundation
Finding a foundation for skin that is oily can be a little tricky. Most foundations melt off quickly and require constant touch ups. The easiest way to tackle this problem is to use a powder-based foundation. This minimizes shine and does not feel heavy on the skin. If you wish to go for a liquid foundation, go for a water-based foundation or a mousse foundation in matte finish. Apply a sheer layer on the oily areas and apply powder over those oily areas. Go for foundations that contain silica as it has oil controlling properties. Also, opt for products that are non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic.
4.Use A Powder Every Time
A face powder is your best friend. It helps in getting rid of the shine and sets your foundation. Most people get confused about whether to use loose powder or pressed powder. Even though both work on oily skin, one should always prefer using loose powder as this kind of powder soaks up more oil. Avoid using powders that provide shine/shimmer as that would make your face look more oily.
Tips For Selecting Best Powder For Oily Skin: Use a matte translucent formula as it can get rid of shine on any skin tone. Although both loose powder and pressed powder work fine on oily skin, one should always go for using loose powder as it does what a face powder is supposed to do without making your face oily. On the other hand, press powder are very handy to carry anywhere and do fast touch-ups.
5. Go For Matte Blushes
People who have oily skin are prone to shine all the time. So best for them is to use a matte blush instead of one with shimmer. Also since makeup tends to fade away very easily from oily skin, powder blush is likely to stay put longer on it than their cream counterparts. And if you like to use a cream blush then make sure to set it correctly.
6. Always Prefer Oil-free Makeups
As oily skin naturally releases more than required oil, use makeup products (particularly foundation and blush) that are oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means they will not clog skin pores. Also, go for facial cleansers and toners that contain glycolic acids, which help in getting rid of excess oil. You can also use those that are infused with salicylic acid, another good acid for oily skin.
Alternatively, you can consider using mineral makeups as they are made of inorganic minerals and are oil free, therefore ideal for oily skin.
7.Less Is Always More (Apply Minimum Layers)
8. Choose An Oil-Free Makeup Remover
Always remember, it’s easier to apply makeup if your skin is in a good shape, regardless of its type – and oily skin is no different. So, make sure that you clean your skin with an oil-free cleanser and toner before applying makeup.
Don’t fret if you have oily skin – people with oily skin remain youthful for a long time. The trick is to camouflage it with makeup so that it looks fresh and flawless. Do comment below if you have any more ideas on how to make makeup on oily skin last longer. We would love to hear from you!