If you have very oily or combination skin, chances are that you hate applying makeup because more often than not, it melts before you even reach your destination. Additionally, there is always a risk of clogged pores and acne.
But DW, we are going to provide you with some respite from this issue. Here are some awesome tips and tricks that will help you win this fight against oily skin by mattifying your skin and making your makeup last for a longer period of time. Take a look…
- Invest in a good primer
- Choose the right foundation formula
- Conceal + Highlight
- Add the finishing touches
Invest in a good primer
Primer is godsent for those with oily and combination skin. It mattifies the skin and prevents the makeup from budging throughout the day, thus increasing its wear time. So before you put on foundation, apply a tiny amount of primer on your T-zone and areas that tend to get oily.
Choose the right foundation formula
Picking the right foundation is so, so important. If you have combination skin, pick a hydrating foundation to combat the dryness on the rest of your face. Girls with oily skin should pick a mattifying formula to combat the excess oiliness on their face. To apply: dot the foundation all over your face and blend it outwards using a foundation brush or damp beauty sponge for even coverage.
Conceal + Highlight
When it comes to dealing with oily or combination skin, always remember that less is more. Applying layers of products can cause your makeup to look cakey. So, what do you do? Simply make your concealer do double duty and use it to conceal and highlight at the same time. How? By using a lighter shade of concealer. Using a lighter shade not only conceals the blemishes but also gives your face the illusion of a brighter complexion without the excess shine that a highlighter brings along with it.
Add the finishing touches
Once you’re finished with your foundation and concealer, it is now time to set the whole look in place. Use a setting powder and apply it to your T-zone using a fluffy brush. This will help keep your skin looking matte and shine-free all day.