Wearing makeup on an oily skin presents a challenge for many women as it doesn’t last for a long time. It is quite annoying to look in the mirror mid-afternoon to find that your makeup has all but worn off. But fortunately there are some steps you can apply in order to make your makeup last all day and here they are.
1. Use a Primer
According to Emily Kate Warren, a makeup artist based in Los Angles, using a makeup primer for an oily skin is very effective in making everything stay put. It isn’t a must to prime all your face, but the oiliest areas which include the T-Zone, forehead, nose, and chin should be primed with an oil-free, anti-shine primer. Remember to put the primer after cleaning your face but before putting any other makeup.
2. Don’t Use Concealer
As Warren see, a good tip for protecting your eye from creasing is to avoid priming your lids with concealer which is a thing that many women with dark circles or redness do. Rather than using concealer, use a primer specially designed for eyelids. The base creates a perfect canvas for eye shadow and liner and at the same time it absorbs crease-causing oils throughout the day.
3. Don’t overuse Powder
When putting on your face powder, take care not to go overboard because it can lead to unwanted result as the overuse of face powder will make your pores push out more oil. Put powder only on shiny areas. Go for a matte translucent formula that can cut shine on any skin tone. In case you apply too much powder, you can handle the situation by dampening a makeup sponge and blotting it over the over-powdered areas.
4. Go oil-free
As the oily skin naturally produces more than enough oil, you should better buy makeup products that are oil-free and noncomedogenic since they are specially formulated so as not o cause blocked pores. Also, using face cleansers and toners that are infused with glycolic acids, which reduce extra oil, is recommended by Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist in Washington, D.C.
5. Look for “long wear”
Water and oil can make your makeup look smear, smudge, or slip. That is why you should select waterproof, water-resistant, or long-wear eye products. Applying water-resistant eyeliner and cream eyeshadow over an eye primer is a very brilliant long-wear combo.