Don’t Pile It On—4 Secrets to Makeup for Oily Skin and What to Buy

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You might have been looking for the best foundation for oily skin only to realize that it is a completely different category from just the best foundations. Oily skin has different cosmetic needs, especially with the humid Singapore weather. It is not enough to ask your friends and colleagues what they are using, you must check if they are specifically using foundation for oily skin before you get recommendations. And if you have not asked around yet, now there is no need to with these four tried and tested products—the best makeup for oily skin. Read on for four tips and what to buy!

Photo from Sephora Singapore
  1. Start right

First, do not scrimp on your skincare routine. Go ahead and do your usual skincare. Yes, even up to moisturizer. The key is to use lightweight formulas such as gels during the day. Another non-negotiable is a good primer. Find one that is mattifying. The recently released Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer Face Primer gives skin a matte finish and minimises fine lines and pores. It also has a silky smooth texture same as its predecessor the POREfessional Face Primer but this gives skin a soft radiant glow. So yes, you can glow while fighting oil!

Read more about this primer HERE.

  1. Choose oil-free

For your foundation, that is. You can also look for foundations that are “matte” or “mattifying”. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is well loved not just but ladies with oily skin, but all across the board! Because it looks natural, wears for 24 hours, is flawless, and most importantly is matte. It is also very lightweight and comfortable and users find it hard to believe that something this easy can address the concerns of oil and hours of wear. These days, makeup does not have to be heavy just so that you are assured it stays on.

Read more about Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup HERE.

Photo from NYX Cosmetics
  1. Powder, but go easy!

It can be very tempting to lock down all the work you just did with lots and lots (and lots) of powder. Because we think that powder is the enemy and solution to oil. But rather than going crazy with your powder brush, make sure that you are wearing light layers of makeup. And then powder it down with translucent powder. Plus points if it is mineral based as it will help keep oil at bay. Beauty Insider’s pick is NYX HD Finishing Powder which hits all the right spots: translucent, mineral based, and yes, affordable.

Read more about NYX HD Finishing Powder HERE.

Photo from Urban Decay
  1. Spray smart

For an extra insurance, setting spray will help keep your entire makeup look in place. Choose one that again, is for ladies looking for matte skin. This Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray is weightless and controls oil production. Use it after you do your entire face because this spray works on foundation, shadow, blush and keeps it all from fading and smudging.

Shop this setting spray HERE.

 

Beauty Insider’s last tip is to keep oil control sheets in your bag and work desk. When you feel your skin getting oily like in the middle of the day, grab a sheet instead of powdering your nose. This will keep your makeup from looking cakey.

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