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Makeup Hacks For Oily Skin

Makeup Hacks For Oily Skin

For girls with oily skin, the summer never really ends. Your T-zone is like oil reservoirs, your nose glimmers through the day (not because of the highlighter, no!) and acne has wrecked up the entire face. I get what you’re going through, trust me. The hardest part about managing an oily skin is getting the makeup to stay at your skin for longer hours. I’ll give you a few quick tips to follow to make the most out of your makeup in your oil-control mission!

  • The Right Primer:
  • Get yourself a primer that actually helps with controlling the excess oil on your skin. Primer provides for a strong makeup base and acts like a wall between the products and your skin, so opt for a mattifying primer which helps control the oil by minimizing the pores. If you’re looking for a primer that works best for oily skin, we’ve got you covered. Click on this link to browse through your options.

  • Powdered Foundation:
  • Or mineral makeup! Whatever suits you the best. I would just recommend you to steer clear of liquid foundations at least through the summer because they’re mostly jam-packed with oils. Powder foundations get absorbed rather easily, blot the excess oils naturally and give your skin a flawless matte finish. Go for a concealer if you’ve got to cover the pimples but always top it off with a powdered product instead of liquid.

  • Tissues and Blotting Papers:
  • Keep some blotting papers or at least tissue papers stacked in your purse always to blot the excess oil and the day passes through. Oily skin inevitably gets greasy, that is when these blotting papers come in real handy.

  • Eye Primers:
  • In my teens, I would always end up having raccoon eyes by the time the party would end. A couple of hours later my makeup application, the foundation on my eyes would cake up in the crease. These makeup disasters irritated me until I discovered eye primers. Ever since I have been able to keep my eye makeup intact and safe from getting smudged halfway through the events and parties.

  • Makeup Setting Spray:
  • This is a common tip – more of a reminder. Makeup setting sprays manage to keep your skin oil-free through the evening and give it an irresistibly smooth and velvety texture. Chances are that despite all the measures you’ve taken, some oil will end up oozing from your pores. That’s when the makeup setting spray plays its role.

    These simple and easy hacks should help you achieve a flawless makeup look. 

    About the Author: Jane Williams

    Jane is a makeup artist and stylist. She is obsessed with fashion, makeup and new makeovers. She regularly blogs at

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