Tired of your makeup disappearing within a couple of hours? If you have oily skin, it doesn't have to be this way. Add these 4 products to your cosmetics armoury, and you'll be having the last laugh.
Foundation that slides. Eye shadow that creases. Liner that smears. These are the downsides of an oily complexion. You may often wonder why you bothered putting on makeup at all.
Luckily, those days are over. These four makeup products will fool everyone into thinking your skin is completely normal. Once you lay a good foundation, your blush and eye makeup will stay put as well.
1. Blotting Sticks for Oily Skin
Benefit POREfessional License to Blot Oil-Blotting Stick technically isn't makeup, but it'll make a huge difference to the wear of your colour cosmetics. We love this alcohol-free prep product.
Many oil-blotting products and sprays have a high concentration of 'alcohol denat.' on the label. While this ingredient has a short-term blotting effect, the benefits eventually wear off. Even worse, alcohol usually causes damage to your skin barrier.
Instead, Benefit POREfessional contains oil-absorbing microspheres of nylon. Pretty neat stuff! These microspheres invisibly rest on your skin, waiting to absorb any oil that appears. This action increases the wear of your makeup while also combatting the dreaded shine of an oily complexion.
2. Cream-to-Powder Foundations for Oily Skin
Cream-to-powder foundations give amazing coverage and a beautiful finish. If you have oily skin, this type of makeup is perfect for you.
An award-winning example is Mirenesse Emulsion Soft Focus Cream Foundation, which glides on easily and lightly. Once set, the sebum-controlling powder springs into action, prolonging the wear of this product for hours. Added moisturisers prevent the chalky finish of many oil-control foundations.
3. Translucent Setting Powders for Oily Skin
You're probably used to controlling shine with powder, but have you heard of setting powder? If you're a makeup pro, you might've.
Otherwise, setting powder is likely something you've never tried or even heard of. These powders have no colour of their own and are carefully formulated to:
- Keep your makeup in place
- Absorb excess sebum
- Create a flawless complexion by reflecting light from your skin
Translucent powders are great for keeping colourful eye shadows and smoky eye liner in place. Say goodbye to creases and smears by dusting a small amount of powder over your lids.
We've picked a few of our favourite setting powders especially for you:
4. Blotting Powders for Oily Skin
We also recommend adding a powder compact to your anti-shine arsenal. Whether it's fast food, stress, or air conditioning on the fritz, an unforeseeable factor can foil even the most careful makeup prep and application.
These blotting powders are perfect for shine control:
If you're looking for further recommendations and tired of the trial-and-error method, you can always browse our Makeup for Oily Skin shop. We've carefully selected these products to make the most of your oily complexion.