Makeup Products That Help Control Oily Skin
If you’ve been a reader of mine for a while or even a follower on Instagram, then you already know I have pretty oily skin. Combine already oily skin with summer heat, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. Can you relate? If so, don’t worry – I have some makeup product suggestions that will keep your skin under control!
In months other than summertime, I will often forego primer altogether and just stick with moisturizer. However, when it is super humid outside and I know my skin is going to be playing me, I always reach for a primer. For oily skin, I like a primer that has a bit of grip to it. Two of my favorites are The POREfessional Face Primer by Benefit and Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer by Smashbox. The primer by Benefit really does minimize the look of your pores, and the primer by Smashbox is amazing at controlling oil and shine – just as both of their names suggest.
I can never live without powder, no matter what season it is, to be completely honest. I pretty much always feel the need to set at least my concealed areas with it (which are typically the T-zone and under-eye area). When it comes to powders, I like to use loose while I’m doing my makeup, and pressed to touch up throughout the day. These are my three favorite loose powders: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder, and Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder. My favorite pressed powder that I keep in my purse at all times is also by Laura Mercier, the Translucent Pressed Setting Powder. I also keep a mini brush, like this one right here, in my purse to use instead of a sponge or puff.
Last but not least, don’t forget to finish off your makeup look (even if it’s minimal) with a generous amount of setting spray! I have one tried and true favorite that has been riding with me for almost a decade now, along with another new rock star that I’ve been testing out. The All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay is an OG makeup product that pretty much everyone knows and loves – and for good reason! It truly does help keep your makeup looking fresh and oiliness at bay. The new one that I’ve been loving just as much is the Photo Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray by Smashbox. It’s from the same line as the Smashbox primer that I mentioned above, and it helps keep your makeup transfer-proof for up to 16 hours.
That’s all I’ve got for now! Do you have any products you love that help control oil and shine? Leave a comment and let me know – let’s share the knowledge with each other!