If you have greasy skin, we know that there is the constant fear of your makeup sliding off. That’s why some even stay away from foundation and blush completely, thanks to their overactive oil glands, and only stick to kajal
and lip gloss - which is fine, but sometimes it’s important to perfect your base and fake a flawless complexion. We give you a few makeup tips for oily skin, which will go a long way in helping you get that look-at-me effect on a big night out.
1. Toner Time
Before you begin your makeup regime, it’s important to prep your skin. Cleanse using a mild cleanser and make sure to use an alcohol-free toner to get rid of any excess oil so you have a clean base to begin with.
: Nivea Visage Oil Regulating Toner
(Price, INR 149)
2. Primer Is A Must
A makeup primer helps everything stay in place and last much longer, it is an essential step, especially with your skin type since it also absorbs excess oil. Make sure to use a matte primer; it will save your makeup from fading and embarrassing situations like streaking. Don’t forget to apply a bit to your eyes as well as it also will help your eye shadow stay in place.
: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
(Price: INR 1,540)
3. Go Easy On The Foundation
It’s never a good idea to overload your face with too many products and this holds especially true with oily skin. Try and skip the foundation if you can, but if you must then use an oil-free or mineral-based one and only on the areas necessary. Always try and use more concealer than foundation since the latter can clog your pores, contains more oil and cause breakouts.
: Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin
(Price: INR 875)
4. Powder Should Be Your Best Friend
Wait for the foundation to settle into your skin for a few minutes and then apply your powder. This is an important step that no woman with oily skin should ever skip. In fact, you should carry compact powder with you at all times to sap up any sweat and oiliness. Use a mineral-based translucent powder to set your makeup, help it stay put for long and prevent that oily sheen. You want to look natural of course, so don’t get too carried away with the powder. Apply it to the problems area like the forehead, nose and chin (t-zone) with a sponge or brush in circular motions.
POPxo Recommends: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Compact
(Price: INR 1,992)
5. Say No To Shine
You want stay as far as possible from that greasy shine, so you should definitely avoid shimmer and cream blushes. Once you have evened out your skin and given the impression of amazing, clear skin with your base, add a rosy glow with a powder blush. Look for one that is non-comedogenic, which means that it won’t clog your pores. A good matte blush will easily absorb into your base for a non-oily, pretty pink flush.
POPxo Recommends: Clinique Blushing Blush Powder
6. Blotting Paper To The Rescue
If your skin is prone to oiliness, then another thing to always have in your purse is blotting paper. On a day spent running around or when you’re dancing the night away in a sweaty club, it’s the one thing that will save your carefully-applied makeup from turning into a disaster. Whip out some blotting paper and gently press it on the areas necessary, make sure not to rub as that will just smudge your makeup. It’s exactly what you need to sap up any greasiness and freshen up your look in a jiffy.
: Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Blotting Sheets
(Price: INR 450)
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