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Best Makeup Tips For Oily Skin

​The struggle is real!  Believe me when I say that I have tried a bunch of different primers, foundations, powders, lotions, potions and the list just goes on and on.  I have never been satisfied with the results until recent.  I am happy to report that I have been able to get most of the products to work for me by incorporating a few extra steps into my routine.  I aim for a full coverage matte look without visible texture that still has dimension and glow without looking oily.  Wow, that is a lot and I know it sounds impossible, but I promise you that through certain methods you can really amp up your products and achieve absolute perfection.

The first step is very scary for us oily girls, but it is vital to hydrate your skin in the evening.  This will ensure that your skin is more plumped in the morning, therefore you will achieve less visible texture.  So, all you need is the following:  a good anti-ageing serum, followed by a good anti-ageing moisturizer and then seal the whole deal with a face oil (Lipidol Overnight Face Oil is a fabulous option).   Do not drench your face with these products, you only need the smallest amount of each.  I know what you are thinking and the answer is no.  Your skin will actually produce less oil throughout the night.

Before applying makeup you should always give your face a quick rinse.  Just plain water or a gentle wash in the morning is all you need.  After that, apply a serum, a moisturizer and a primer with mattifying properties (Yves Rocher Sebo Végétal is a fantastic line).  Wait for 5-10 minutes for the products to really sink in and penetrate, then simply blot off the excess.  It is optional to then dust your face very lightly with a tiny bit of finely milled loose setting powder. Regular face powders will not work for this step as your foundation will not apply evenly.

Your face is now fully prepped and ready for foundation.  Apply your favourite full coverage matte foundation (L'Oréal Infallible 24H-Matte is a trooper).  Wait 5-10 minutes for the foundation to dry completely, then blot yet again.  This will ensure that there is absolutely no oil on the surface of your skin.  It is also a good method for making sure that your foundation does not transfer.  Should your foundation already transfer at this stage - it will more than likely not hold up throughout the day. Then to set your foundation even further, go in with a pressed powder and a sponge applicator.  Apply your powder with a pressing motion rather than a swiping motion.  This way you will not disturb your foundation and achieve a more air brushed effect.

Your face should now look completely matte and flat.  Apply some contour and blush to bring back some dimension and then apply some powder highlighter where needed in order to get your glow back.  Finish off the entire look with a mattifying makeup setting spray (Avon Makeup Setting Spray is gorgeous).  Make sure to use a setting spray and not a mist.  You will notice that your makeup wears a whole lot better throughout the day.  If you do notice a little bit of oil coming to the surface, simply blot it away.  There should be no need to add any extra product, because your foundation an powder should remain intact.  

I know these extra steps are timeous, but even if you do not have time to follow them daily, make sure to give them a try before a big event.  They really do work for me and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector

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