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7 Ways to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin ...

By Lisa

If you have oily skin like me and you’re looking for tips to make makeup last, you’ll want to get in on these useful tips! Having oily skin can be a challenge at times but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun wearing makeup! We just have to be a little more picky when it comes to products and find what works for us!

1 Protect

Before we learn: how to make makeup last on oily skin and what products to use, let’s not forget about sunscreen! No matter what type of skin you have, you want to protect your beautiful skin! Look for sunscreens that offer broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection, have at least SPF 15 and are lightweight and oil-free.

2 Prime

These tips to make makeup last wouldn’t be complete without primers. You've probably already used face and eye primers, but sometimes I like to take it a step further by adding another mattifying cream to my T-zone. Some ladies find that traditional primers just don’t work for them so they use things like Aloe Vera gel and Monistat as face primer or lip balm. Oh yes, I am serious about the Monistat. You can even use these two products as an eye primer! Experiment and see what works best for you, even if something sounds unconventional, it could work great for you!

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3 Lighten up

When you’re learning how to make makeup last, know what foundations work best for your skin type! Thicker foundations might seem like the way to go since you want a long-lasting finish but actually, staying on the sheerer side is better! Look for oil-free foundations and even when the temperature drops, don’t go too heavy to avoid clogging your poor pores!

4 Powder

A tip to make makeup last that might seem a little counter-intuitive is to go easy on the powder. It sounds a little crazy, right?! I know, but too much powder can look cakey, fake and make your pores produce even more oil! You can apply powder all over your face to set foundation, but keep it sheer and only focus on the areas that get shiny for a sheer, sexy look!

5 Blot

Once you’ve applied all of your makeup, how to make makeup last on oily skin is to use blotting papers. Blotting papers are a quick and easy way to blot away excess oil without piling on even more makeup. Sometimes, certain blotting papers will take off some of my makeup, so I dab on some powder after I blot, just to even out my makeup but of course, that’s optional!

6 Waterproof

Another one of the tips to make makeup last is to consider using waterproof eye makeup. I know, waterproof eye makeup can be a real pain to get off but honey, it lasts! If you’re not too hip to that idea, a great alternative to waterproof is a long-wearing formula. Oh, and according to WebMD, one of the best combos for a long lasting eye makeup look is to use waterproof eyeliner and cream eye shadow on top of an eye primer!

7 Reduce

Tips to make makeup last also include reducing excess oil from your life! Give your skin a nice break from all the primping and treat it to an oil-absorbing mask. Look for a deep-cleansing, clarifying or clay mask to draw out and absorb oils, impurities and tighten pores. Use a mask once or twice a week for best results!

These tips to make makeup last can help you to cut back on fighting against your skin type and work with it! Remember that properly caring for your skin can make makeup application as well as life in general much easier for you, so don’t slack off on skin care! Do you have any great tips for making makeup last on oily skin?

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