Best Foundations for Oily Skin

If you guys know me, you know that I have the oiliest, of oily skin... which is why I'm on a dedicated mission to tell you guys all the tips, tricks and best products for combating that oily skin! No one likes putting on their makeup and then 2 hours later, it's either wiped off from too much oil or looks like a hot sweaty mess. 


To help you guys out when finding products, I am telling you all the best foundations for oily skin so you don't have to waste your money! Check out my full review on these products from my Youtube video below and we'll go ahead and get started ;)


Best Foundations for Oily Skin



Hourglass Seamless Vanish Stick foundation 


I didn't expect this one to work that well for me because stick foundations don't tend to be full coverage or mattifying, but this one is my absolute, number one favorite! It's super full coverage and is the absolute best at keeping my face matte all day long. 


Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer 


Not only is this foundation super full coverage, but it is a concealer and foundation in one, so you don't have to worry about a second product for concealer. It is super affordable and keeps me matte for quite some time! I did not expect something from the drug store to work this well to combat my oily skin but it keeps me matte for almost 8 hours before I need a touch up.


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation 


If you haven't heard about this, then you must be a beginner at makeup! This foundation has been around for many, many years and is definitely an oldie, but a goodie! The finish is extremely matte and not a bit of oil can penetrate the surface of this foundation. This foundation is a bit heavy, but they did just come out with nude, water fresh version of this foundation that is light to medium coverage. It is not as heavy as this foundation, and I have not tried it because their shade range for that foundation is a bit limited now, but I'm assuming if it's anything like the original, it will keep you matte. But again, that is just an assumption, so take that information with a grain of salt.


Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

This is another foundation + concealer that I love and I did not expect to love it this much. This foundation goes on extremely dewy which made me nervous at first. Once you set the foundation, concealer, contour etc. with powder, it does end up being a demi-matte finish and does not get dewy for another 6-8 hours of wear. It is definitely not as long wearing as the other foundations, but has a a natural, skin like finish that I can't resist!


Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation


This one doesn't stick out to me as much as the others, but it gets the job done. It is a well formulated foundation, with a very matte finish and can last around 10 hours before needing a touch up! It has a very diverse shade range for a drug store foundation and is at a very good price point! There's nothing very special about this foundation; it just works like it should :)


L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation


I fought with this one on trying to find my perfect shade, but once I found a good one, it looked very nice on me! It is more of a demi-matte finish instead of ultra matte (which you would assume, since the name is "pro matte") and it lasts about 6-8 hours before I need to touch up. The foundation fills a tiny bit heavier than some others, but nothing compared to the estee lauder or maybelline fit me matte and poreless. It also has a fantastic price point.



So there you have it! Comment below some of your favorite foundations for oily skin! If you have any other questions or requests for product reviews, please, also let me know as well :) 




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How to Keep Your Makeup from Getting Oily

The most common problem in makeup today is the issue of keeping oil from messing up your makeup. At least, that is my problem!

I have extremely oily skin and it seems like after just 2 hours of wearing my makeup, it looks like a hot greasy mess that seems to separate immediately and cakes up when I try to touch up with powder. I've gotten so tired of this that I've been trying everything in the book to make my makeup last all day and prevent that oil from coming through, and I've finally found the solution!


Check out my youtube video down below for a step-by-step way on how to keep your makeup from getting oily throughout the day, and check out a few more tips I have for you down below. Don't worry ladies, we won't let the oil bring us down! 



Hydrate your skin


This is probably the most important part of makeup application. The main cause of oil overproduction is lack of hydration in the skin. Make sure you drink a LOT of water and moisturize your skin prior to makeup application, as well as after you take your makeup off to avoid stripping your skin of the important natural moisture that is needed for oil control. I suggest using a gel moisturizer, as it feels better on the skin and is less likely to clog your pores.


Set your Primer with Powder


I know we all have been taught to NEVER put cream over powders, but trust me, this tip works wonders! Watch the video to find out exactly how to do this, but pressing just a little bit of translucent powder into your skin before foundation application can create just enough of a barrier to keep the oil from piercing through your skin. Just make sure you are using a translucent powder, as powder foundations will 100% make your face cake up and congest your pores even more. 


Apply thin layers of foundation


Most people think, more foundation, more oil control, and that is just not true. No matter how long you are wearing your foundation, if you have oily skin, the oil will come through and get in contact with your foundation, especially after 10 hours of wear at best. If you are wearing tons of layers of foundation, the oil will come in contact and cause more separation of your foundation, causing it to slough off or run down your face. Applying thin layers allows your skin to breathe and will minimize separation and creasing of your foundation. 


Set your cream products right away


Make sure you are constantly setting any kind of foundation, concealer or any other cream product immediately with a translucent powder to lock everything in before oil even has a chance to reach the surface. After each step, it also doesn't hurt to spray a couple pumps of oily controlling setting spray to make sure everything is locked in as well.


Watch the video above to and follow my step-by-step makeup application for ultimate oil control!




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