Ladies, it may seem like whenever you have something, you long for the opposite. Blondes envy brunettes, straight-haired girls long for curls and those of you with oily skin often wish you could trade places with a drier complexion. When you have oily skin, your makeup should be careful not to add any more shine or moisture because the result is a big, greasy mess. However, there are some specific makeup products that will have your oily face fierce in minutes.
Surely all you makeup aficionados are aware of this essential beauty tip, but those of you that only casually dabble in makeup may not be informed just yet. Before you apply any makeup to your face, you must first prep the skin so that the makeup goes on seamlessly. For those of you who have oily skin, this means applying an oil-free primer that will soak up the shine so that your makeup won't add any additional oil or slide off your face throughout the day. Oil-free primer should be applied to your entire face, including your eyelids, so any makeup applied will stay put.
Foundation is the basis for all of your makeup, so it's essential that you choose a formula that perfectly suits your skin type. For oily skin that has a tendency to shed quickly, you want a matte foundation. Matte foundation won't add any additional oil to your face and once applied, there is no shiny finish. This matte formula works well for shedding skin because it has enough moisture to stop any drying without giving your face a greasy appearance.
To instantly brighten up your face, applying blush to the apples of your cheeks is an ideal way to go. However, all blush is not created equal, especially where oily skin is concerned. Obviously, cream blush is a non-no because it adds unwanted shine and moisture, leaving powder blush the best alternative. Powder blush is also better because the color tends to be more saturated due to the dry formula that absorbs the light. Take care of the shedding by applying another small layer of primer just before your put on your blush to seal it in.
Now that your face is taken care of, you can't forget about the best makeup for your eyes. That's right: When you have oily skin, it affects your eyelids too. There are many forms of eyeshadow to choose from, but when you have oily skin, a dry, powder form is the best. It won't slide off your lids during wear, and the color is richer than cream or wet formulas. Quick tip: To ensure long-term wear, don't hesitate to double up your eyeshadow application.