How to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin

by - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

makeup on oily skin

If you've got an oily skin say yaaaaaaaaay...Yeah right,  we are a team,  aren't we? The oily Skin is a very unique one. We get to remain fabulous and glow even during the dry,  harmattan periods. We have that naturally moisturised skin  and fewer aging signs.  Our struggles are real too,  very real. Applying makeup on oily skin is challenging; the 'shine' and uncomfortable feeling after a long day, etc. There were days I went nude for fear of having to stain my cloth and every other possession with soiled, oily makeup.  It's as frustrating as it  can be.

But hope is not lost. You can have your makeup set no matter the type of your facial skin. It all depends on using the right products, knowing how to apply them and tweaking up those tricks. So,  here we go:

Always use a primer

One of the functions of your primer is to make your foundation,  concealer etc. stay put. It not only prepares your face for your makeup,  it helps makeup last on oily skin. Make sure to apply it to your Oily areas especially if you have mixed skin types- your chin, forehead and nose, the T-junction of your face necessarily.

Carry Blotting Papers

The trick to using this is to press this firmly on your skin and roll it off gently. It'll clean off excess oil and shine. You  can carry around a small pack that will be with you all day. It's such a lifesaver on days when you are beginning to 'shine'.

Never go for oil based products

I know that I shouldn't repeat this as this is clearly something you should stay off but I had to. Why? Buying beauty products can be tricky at times and that's why it's important to remind ourselves of buying oil-free foundations, moisturizers,  concealers, SPFs etc.

Exfoliate frequently

Exfoliation helps to clean the skin in preparation for makeup. It also clears off excess oil sitting all over. Care has to be taken here though because over exfoliation can lead to breakouts and even an excessive production of oil on your skin.

Go lighter 

Now this is supposed to be a public announcement but we'll wait for this post to go viral. Many people add too much of products on the face and in unnecessarily larger quantities too. Go easy on the amount of foundation or powder you use. Light application will also give a fine output if you apply well. Oily skins begin to appear baked after a long while of applying too much of makeup.

Stop touching 

That soils and smears your makeup. With an oily face,  to make your makeup last longer you need to learn how to take your hands off your face. I had to learn that too so it is possible. Apart from soiling your makeup, touching your face transfers germs from your hands onto it.

That's it and you are free to have your makeup last longer. How have you made your makeup last longer on your oily skin? Please feel free to share,  we could learn some more.

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  1. Thanks for the post, really helpful.

  2. This is so useful as oily skin is a problem for me especially in the summer! I've definitely found exfoliating to work quite well also. :)

    1. Oily skin is a problem for almost every makeup lover. A friend quit makeup because of that. Exfoliating has been of immense help to my skin too.

      How's summer? I see all the excitement on Instagram.

  3. Thank you ester, it really impose problem when you have to stay all long outside. I wil try this out