Achieving Flawless Makeup On Oily Skin

Written by Lopa KApr 01, 2024
Achieving Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

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Ever looked in the mirror only to find a sweaty or greasy-looking face staring back at you? Oily skin can be difficult to maintain, especially when you know that those super-shiny zones are about to make an appearance by noon, bringing your beauty game crashing down. The Indian summer is, of course, bound to make it worse. But fret not, as we go through some easy makeup steps for oily skin and also find the best makeup products for oily skin. 

Makeup For Oily Skin 

Customizing makeup for oily skin is the way to go since not all techniques and products work for oily skin. Oily skin tends to produce excess sebum, leading to shine, enlarged pores and makeup that easily slides off or becomes patchy throughout the day.  

The best makeup products for oily skin have mattifying properties and oil-absorbing ingredients to create a smooth, shine-free base. They should also have matte finishes to prevent exacerbating shine and not block pores.  

Makeup Steps for Oily Skin 

Let’s take a look at some of the basic makeup steps for oily skin which you can add to your daily makeup routine. 


1. Foundation

FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

Love the full coverage of liquid foundations but worried about looking greasy? Look for liquid foundation with the label mattifying like the Lakmē 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation. This is the best foundation for oily skin ever! It not only gives you flawless matte coverage but also contains a primer that helps to control oiliness. So, no more worrying about shine peeking through your makeup halfway through the day. 


2. Concealer

FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

Say goodbye to those pesky blemishes and dark circles with a matte concealer that doesn’t flake or crack! We suggest the Lakmē 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer as it not only provides excellent coverage but also has a matte finish, which means it won't add any extra shine to your oily areas. A little goes a long way, so just dot it on blemishes and the inner corner of your eyes and blend. 


3. Blush

FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

Whenever you get a chance, stick to powder products like Lakmē Face It Blush. Get that healthy, natural flush without worrying about your skin looking greasy. This powder blush has a smooth, matte texture that blends effortlessly, and stays put, even on oily skin. 


4. Highlighter

FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

Who says you can't glow if you have oily skin? Just stick to a powder highlighter like Lakmē Face It Highlighter. This highlighter adds a beautiful, subtle sheen to your skin without emphasizing any excess oiliness. It's the perfect finishing touch for your makeup look. 


5. Lipstick

FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

Stick to matte lipsticks to complete the overall matte finish of your makeup. If you want something that doesn’t dry out your lips and stays on all day, turn to Lakmē 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick. But use a lip liner before applying lipstick. It creates a barrier and stops the lipstick from bleeding out if you tend to get a sweat ‘stache, especially in this weather. 

Power of Setting Powder 

Having the mattest of matte products is all well and good but the secret sauce for an Instagram-worthy finish is setting powder. Setting powders for oily skin helps to lock makeup in place and control excess oil, ensuring a matte finish that lasts longer. And they blur pores, smoothen the texture of your base makeup and prevent the foundation or concealer from creasing. 

How To Use: 

After applying foundation and concealer, use a fluffy powder brush to lightly dust setting powder over your T-zone and any other oily areas. 

Focus on pressing the powder into the skin rather than sweeping, as this helps to absorb excess oil more effectively. 

Makeup Touch-Up Tips: 

Translucent Vs. Tinted Setting Powders - Translucent setting powders are ideal for all skin tones as they don't alter the colour of your foundation. Tinted setting powders can help to further mattify the skin and provide additional coverage, especially for those with oily or blemish-prone skin. 

Blotting Paper - Blotting papers are a quick and convenient way to absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup. Simply press them onto oily areas and gently lift away the oil. Press blotting papers onto oily areas, such as the forehead, nose, and chin, and gently pat them to absorb excess oil. Avoid rubbing or dragging the blotting papers, as this can disturb your makeup. 


FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

FAQs about Steps for Flawless Makeup on Oily Skin

Q1. Can I use setting spray if I have oily skin? 

Yes, but look for setting sprays that help control oil and extend the wear of makeup without adding extra shine. A makeup setting spray for oily skin can help to set your makeup in place and prevent it from sliding off throughout the day. 

Q2. Should I apply moisturiser before applying makeup for oily skin?  

Yes, it's important to apply lightweight, oil-free moisturizers before applying makeup, even if you have oily skin. A good moisturizer helps to hydrate the skin, balance oil production, and create a smooth canvas for makeup application. 

Q3. How do I prep oily skin before applying makeup? 

A good CTM routine (cleanser, toner, moisturiser) is essential for oily skin care as it mattifies your face as much as possible and provides a clean surface for makeup. Finish by applying a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage if you're spending time outdoors. Allow each product to fully absorb into the skin before moving on to makeup. 

Lopa K

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