How To Get The Perfect Base Makeup For Oily Skin

Written by Chandni GhoshOct 04, 2018
You know it’s a challenge to get your makeup to stay longer when you have an oily skin type. You’re always having to use blotting sheets and loads of translucent powder so your makeup doesn’t melt and your greasy face doesn’t come to light. While this seems like a reality of oily skin girls, what you can do on your part is, invest in makeup that’s meant for oily skin. Yes, there’s skin care meant for your skin type and there’s makeup too for your concern. Wondering how to apply makeup for oily skin? Here’s a low-down...

You need: A primer

You need: A compact

You haven’t quite figured out the deal behind layering your makeup, haven’t you? If you happen to have oily skin, know that layering is like your bible to nailing base makeup. This means once you’ve used a moisturiser to hydrate your skin, you must use a primer. A primer is targeted towards oily skin since it helps control the oil in your skin as well as covers your pores. We suggest investing in a primer like the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer for this purpose.


You need: A concealer

You need: A compact

Base makeup without concealer? So incomplete! If you have some blemishes and scars, there’s only one route to cover them and that is by way of a concealer. Plus, the more products you layer your face with the longer your makeup will stay. We suggest relying on the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with SPF 20. This one comes in fair and medium shades that give you coverage along with protection from the sun. Now that’s what we’re looking for in a concealer, aren’t we?


You need: A matte foundation

You need: A compact

When it comes to dealing with oily skin, choosing a matte foundation is a must. But what if we told you that you could actually get your hands on a 3-in-1 product that gives you the power of a primer, foundation and powder? Well, it’s actually possible, thanks to the Lakmé 9to5 Primer+Matte Powder Foundation. While the primer in it will conceal fine lines, the foundation will blend effortlessly and the powder will give you a longlasting finish.


You need: A powder-cum-cream

You need: A compact

If you really want to know how to apply makeup for oily skin, know that the answer lies in double coating. What you need is a product that works as a cream to hydrate your skin and a powder that removes the greasiness to reveal a brighter complexion. Do so by applying the Fair & Lovely Powder Cream. It stays put for 14 hours and lends you a matte look—just what the right makeup for oily skin.


You need: A compact

You need: A compact

If you’re dealing with oily skin, one of easiest routes is sealing your makeup with a compact. If you’re looking for an oil free finish, go with the Lakmé 9to5 Flawless Matte Complexion that’ll work beautifully to give you an even finish. Plus, it contains Vitamin E that’s a blessing for the skin!

Chandni Ghosh

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