Humidity and oily skin do not bode well but all’s not lost.
While it is all about looking dewy and having a natural glow these days, people with oily skin struggle to keep excess shine and greasiness at bay. Nothing is more frustrating than spending so much time putting on your makeup only to watch it slide off your face as the day progresses. But that does not mean that it’s impossible to look put together all day. The trick boils down to choosing the right products that work for your skin. Here are nine ways to help your makeup last longer if you’ve got oily skin.
1. Ri(n)se & shine
Cleanse your face before applying makeup. This is to remove excess oil that may have built up. Foam cleansers are a good choice as it gives your pores a deep and thorough cleanse to remove excess sebum. This prepares a clean slate for the rest of your makeup routine.
2. Hydrate your skin
Even oily skin requires moisturiser. Lack of moisture may lead to your skin producing even more oil to make up for it. Use water or gel-based moisturisers that are oil-free to keep your skin soft yet non-greasy. Give your moisturiser time to set before moving onto your next step. Here are five non-sticky moisturisers that are perfect for oily skin.
3. Prime time
Priming is important for oily skin as it serves as a barrier to prevent oil from wearing your make up off. The primer creates a smooth canvas over your skin so that your makeup adheres better. Avoid primers that promote ‘glow’ or ‘dewiness’ as they would only add more shine to your face. Invest in a primer for your eyelids so that your eyeshadow stays vibrant and crease-free.
4. Stay matte
Use a mattifying, oil-free foundation. Matte foundations tend to go on heavy and may dry up quickly. So remember ‘less is more’, and build up the product layer by layer if necessary.
5. Ready, set.
Set your makeup with a translucent mattifying powder. Apply to your T-zone and in areas you applied concealer. This will help control oil in the targeted areas for your makeup to stay in place. Apply in light layers for a natural finish.
6. The finishing touch
Use a makeup setting spray as the last step of your regime. This will give your makeup its final lockdown and prevent any meltdowns. Check out seven setting powders and sprays that can hold your make up in place to find the perfect finish!
7. Touch up
The occasional touch up is necessary even for people without oily skin. But some blotting paper and powder would do the trick. When you start getting shiny, blot away the excess oil and reapply a light layer of powder on the high-shine areas. Do not overdo it or your makeup will end up cakey.
8. Beyond makeup
Other than using makeup products suitable for your skin, it is also crucial to have a skincare regime for oil control. Clay masks are a popular remedy for oily skin for their ability to deep cleanse pores and remove excess sebum. Use it once a week to manage greasy complexions
9. Hands down
Avoid touching your face. The warmth from your hands may contribute to your makeup breaking down. Furthermore, the grime and dirt on your fingers can introduce bacteria to your mien and cause nasty breakouts.