Having oily skin can make wearing makeup an unbelievably frustrating challenge. There is hope though, with these simple steps make up will stay where it’s supposed to be.
Start by priming the skin: A primer helps prepare the face for makeup. Choose a primer that is oil-free and anti-shine. Primers are applied before foundation, powder or other makeup.
Prime the eyes: Eye makeup creases drive women nuts. One way to avoid the creasing is to stop priming eyelids with concealer, use the concealer for the under eye area. Use a primer specifically designed for eye lids. A good primer will absorb the creasing causing oils.
Don’t use too much powder: Applying too much powder can cause pores to push out even more oil. Instead, apply the powder only on the areas that are shiny. Try using matte translucent formulas these will cut down the shine on any skin tones.
Use blotting papers: Oiliness can overcome a lot of tricks and products. It can end up with a shiny spots in the afternoon. With blotting papers, they absorb the oil but leave the makeup alone. Press the blotting paper into the area that is oily then roll it off the skin. Rubbing the paper on the skin will rub off makeup.
Choose oil-free products. With skin that naturally produces more oil, using products especially foundation and blush that are oil-free will cut down on the shine. Also use face cleansers and toners designed specifically for oily skin.
Choose long wear makeup: Water and oil cause makeup to smear, smudge or slip. Using products that are waterproof, water-resistant or long wear.
Save heavy anti-aging creams for night time: Applying a heavy moisturizer under the makeup can make the makeup feel heavy causing it to slip and smear. Switch to a light moisturizer for during the day.
Reduce excess oil: Use a treatment mask once or twice a week. Again, choose products that are specifically designed for oily skin. Products with kaolin or bentonite clay are the best for oily skin as they naturally absorb oil and impurities.
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