Most people with oily skin face makeup worries. But you don’t have to! There are various ways and hacks to apply makeup for oily skin without having to pile on layers. The most important thing when you apply makeup for oily skin is to get the basics right. And we at GlossNGlass will tell you exactly how to do that!
Understanding Your Skin Type
Before we start on how to apply makeup for oily skin, you have to understand if your skin is really the oily type. Incorrect identification of skin type can lead to wrong products used and will do more harm than good. You can take this simple skincare test and find out your skin type.
• Before going to bed, wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry. Don’t apply any cream or serum to your face before you sleep.
• Once you wake up, take a few blotting papers (easily available on Amazon or any local beauty store) and with each blotting paper, dab one area of your face – T –zone, forehead, cheeks, jaw area and chin.
• If all your blotting papers have excessive oil on them, your skin is the oily type. If some have excessive oil while others have less, its combination type. If you have equal and moderate oil on all papers, its normal skin type. If your blotting papers have very less or no oil, your skin is the dry type.
Prepping Your Skin Before Makeup For Oily Skin
Now that you have understood your skin type and if it’s oily, read on! Prepping your skin before any kind of makeup is extremely important. Once you understand the value of this simple routine, you’ll notice a big difference in how your skin looks and feels.
Cleanse, Tone, And Moisturize Before Makeup For Oily Skin
Use a cleanser or face wash that suits your skin type, in this case oily skin. Products that have salicylic acid do wonders for oily skin. It helps to exfoliate your skin while it cleans without leaving it excessively dry. This needs to be followed up with a toner. You can use anyone that suits your skin. Next, moisturize your face with a cream or a lotion by pressing it into your skin. It’s best to go with an oil-free moisturizer. Don’t massage it in. Rub it between your fingers to warm it and pat it in. Rose water can help reveal that natural glow and keeps your skin looking fresh and supple all day long. Spray it all over your face and neck and allow it to dry naturally before you go in with your actual makeup.
Makeup For Oily Skin
Before you go in with any product, we have a quick hack for makeup for oily skin. Use a setting spray all over your face before any product goes in. It helps to create a thin layer on your skin and prevents the oil from your skin to seep into the makeup that you apply. Always prime! A primer is an absolute must when you are applying makeup for oily skin. A primer not only controls the oil production but also acts as glue for your makeup to stick longer. With oily skin, makeup tends to move because of the natural oils the skin produces. A primer stops that from happening.
How To Apply Makeup For Oily Skin
Now that you have prepped and primed your skin, it’s time to apply makeup for oily skin. Mostly a matte look is what everyone with oily skin opts for. Look for products that are oil-free so that you are not adding more oil on to your skin.
• Opt for a matte foundation. There are various drugstore as well as high end foundations that give you a long lasting matte finish. Always build your foundation instead of piling it all at once. Use a beauty blender or any makeup sponge to dab your first layer in. Once you have done that, check the coverage and go in again.
• After the foundation, check your skin for any spot corrections. If your dark circles, acne marks or scars are still visible, go in with a concealer. Make sure that you are applying the concealer only to the areas that need concealing.
• While you apply makeup for oily skin, you have to understand that setting the makeup is extremely important. Take a translucent setting powder and a damp beauty blender, and set your face. This will ensure that your face is oil free and shine free. Do remember to blend the product well to avoid your face looking too chalky.
• To set your base in, finish with a setting spray. Spray it all over your face lightly and let it air dry. Do not use any brush or sponge on the setting spray. It helps to set the makeup and also doesn’t allow the makeup to move because of facial oils.
• Depending on the occasion, you can decide the rest of the look. Opt for powder products instead of cream – like a powder blush and highlight. Cream products have oils and can make your face look shiny.
• While doing your eye makeup for oily skin, remember to prime your eyelids as well. You have various eye shadow primers in the market now. This step not only creates the perfect base for your shadow but also prevents it from creasing and fading through the day.
• If your makeup starts to shine in the middle of your event or day, don’t add another layer to it! Use a blotting sheet and press it on the oily area, and then roll it off your skin. This will soak up any excess oil without wiping your makeup off.
• If you still want to touch up your face, go for a mineral powder. This won’t give you the caked-on powder look and will help make your face look shine-free, even, and natural. Crisis averted!
Always remember that instead of going for products that dry out your skin, opt for products that control the oil instead! Those were our little tips and tricks for makeup for oily skin. Do let us know if you would like to see the same for dry skin!