Broken out skin, an oily nose and forehead and a slick that doesn’t seem to go away — oily skinned girls never have it easy, particularly when it comes to makeup application. Whether it’s the fear that your favorite makeup will cause an acne break out or just not wanting to appear like an oil slick resides across your face, it’s had to have a successful makeup application with this type of skin.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to avoid these problems and give you a smooth, beautiful appearance. OROGOLD reviews the best tips for oily-skinned gals to not only help them fight excess oil, but also make them look beautiful:
CLEANSE PROPERLY. Reducing oil on your skin before you put on makeup is vital in order for you to have the best application possible. A cleanser, toner and moisturizer specifically formulated for oily skin are vital for skin health and will allow you to have a proper application. For even more oily skin relief, use an oil-absorbing mask twice a week.
READ YOUR INGREDIENTS. You need to look out to make sure that your makeup won’t aggravate your skin problems and make it look even oiler than it already is. Reading the label is a great start, as you can see whether there are excess oils in your cosmetics. If your product’s label reads oil-free and non-comedogenic, you’re on the right track — non-comedogenic means that the makeup won’t clog your overwhelmed pores.
PRIME NUMBER. Your makeup may have more of a tendency to fade during the day versus everyone else’s due to your pores’ increased production of oil. The key to longer-lasting makeup is often in what you put underneath it. Primers for both eyes and face will help retain the look of your makeup for longer and some can even absorb excess oil. Just make sure to read the ingredients before you add them to your makeup routine.
LOOK AT LONG WEAR. Since oily skin has makeup wear off quicker than other girls, sometimes primer may not be enough to keep your makeup going for longer. Luckily, there are plenty of long-wear formulas, whether they are waterproof, water-resistant or just formulated to last for an extended period of time. This way you can avoid touchups and not have to worry as much about your appearance.
DON’T DO THE DEWY. We all seek a dewy, healthy look, but with your skin type it’s a more difficult look to pull off, as it can border on slick and can defeat the purpose of your makeup. Seek out foundations that are more matte in order to dull the oily parts of your skin and use powder and blotting papers to minimize the appearance of shine, particularly in areas like the t-zone.
CONCEAL AND FEEL GOOD. If you have acne problems, you need a strong concealer that will hide your blemishes. Make sure you opt for a non-oily formula that’s highly pigmented — these are usually in straight cream formulas and not in stick concealers. If you want to treat your acne in addition to hiding it, there are also special concealers formulated with acne medication such as salicylic acid. Just make sure to use these products on your blemishes only and avoid contact with eyes.
BE CAREFUL WITH SHIMMER. Like with the dewy look, shimmer can be incredibly tempting, but it should be used with caution on your oily skin tone. Shimmer eye shadow is great, but on your cheeks it might be more difficult to pull off. Stick to matte blushes and bronzers, preferably in powder form in order to absorb more oil and give you a shine-free look and natural glow.
Do you have oily skin? If so, do you have any makeup tips that you swear by? Let us know your favorite oil-combating tips in the comments below.