Smudged liner, patchy foundation and a super shiny face—getting your makeup to stay put all day is a task when you have seriously oily skin. You can blame the humidity, your makeup brand and what not, but deep down you know it’s your skin type that’s the culprit.

But don’t worry with proper prep and some smart makeup tips, you can make sure your makeup is as picture-perfect throughout the day as it was when you left home. Take a look at five pro makeup tips every girl with oily skin should know to look flawless all day.

 

Don’t skip primer

Don’t skip primer

Girls, primer is mandatory! It makes your makeup last long and keep it from melting right off your face. After moisturising, apply some primer on your face and then do your base makeup. Dab some on your lids as well to keep your eyeshadow from transferring and your eye makeup intact.

 

Pick a lightweight foundation

Pick a lightweight foundation

Using the right makeup products for your skin type is key. Pick a lightweight matte foundation meant for oily skin. Heavy textures don’t sit well and you don’t want your foundation to disappear by lunch time. Go for a matte finish and lightweight formula, always.

 

Dodge the glow-boosting products

Dodge the glow-boosting products

Many foundations, primers and other base makeup products come with built-in sheen to add radiance to your look, but wait, you don’t need it. Oily skin has a natural glow, which is only enhanced as the day goes on. Steer clear from these and invest in a mattifying primer and foundation.

 

Less is more

Less is more

Stick to only one makeup mantra while dealing with oily skin—less is more. Use lesser amount of products on your face just to get a thin layer on. Blend well with a damp sponge to get a natural finish and keep your skin oil free.

 

Set your makeup with a powder

Set your makeup with a powder

Buff some finishing powder to set the makeup and mattify your look. It will help keep your base makeup from creasing, melting or becoming greasy. Use a fluffy brush and apply it all over your face before you head out.

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