There is fine line between glow-y, dewy skin and downright oily looking skin. You don’t want to start the day wearing dewy makeup and have it turn into an oil slick by the end of the day. In your battle with oily skin, we offer you some cheat codes that will help you control the oiliness and make your makeup last all day long.

Setting spray before you start
 

Setting spray before you start

After you have cleansed, toned and moisturised your skin, spritz a makeup setting spray before you apply your makeup. This creates a fine layer on your skin and will not allow oils from your skin to seep through to the makeup.

Primer is compulsory
 

Primer is compulsory

You can never skip the primer. This makes your skin look smoother and also acts as glue for your makeup to stick on. There are primers especially for eyes and lips and these make sure that your foundation, eyeshadows and lipsticks stay all day.

Choose your foundation wisely
 

Choose your foundation wisely

Use a foundation that is formulated for oily skin. Foundations with a waxy or powder base are good for controlling oil as they have very little oil content. Look for labels like oil-free and long-lasting or long-wearing on your foundation.

Apply the foundation in thin layers
 

Apply the foundation in thin layers

Don’t cake on too much foundation as it will enhance the appearance of pores and skin issues even more. Use a stippling brush or use dabbing motions using a makeup sponge and build up the coverage you want.

Use a setting powder
 

Use a setting powder

This is a step you cannot miss. This step prevents your makeup from caking, shifting and settling into fine lines.

Second spritz of setting spray
 

Second spritz of setting spray

After you have dusted your face with setting powder, finish the rest of your makeup. As the last step, spray your face with setting spray. This will create a fine layer which prevents your makeup from shifting.

Never leave the house without blotting papers
 

Never leave the house without blotting papers

Always keep blotting papers handy and gently dab them on the oily zones whenever required through the day.

Clay masks help
 

Clay masks help

Apply a clay mask once a week to control oil production on your skin. You could make a mask out of multani mitti and add a few drops of tea tree oil and combine it with rose water for a toning, anti-oil face mask.

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