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.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer
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.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation and + Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation
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.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute White Intense SPF 20 Concealer Stick
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.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact
Written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 03, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!