Post # 1
I need a bit of advice! I have oily skin and I never wear makeup. It gets shiny, but even in crazy summer humid weather, it’s not all that bad. But in many cases, wearing makeup, no matter how oil-free or oil-absorbing it is, tends to aggrivate the oil situation. I’ve had 3 (technically 4, but one was so bad I try to block it out!) make-up trials so far, each make-up artist did different things, and every time, at the end of the day/evening, my make-up totally melted off and I was uber shiny! Not attractive I assure you. My wedding is in the summer (fast-approaching!) and I need to figure out what to do. For my trials, airbrush make-up was done 2 out of 4 times and liquid foundation the other two. Primer was used once out of the 4 times, and moisturizer was used one out of 4 times. The longest lasting makeup lasted about 3-4 hrs. It seems that at that point, the makeup began to aggrivate my skin and it starts to get super oily in reaction to the makeup. I know that I need to have blotting tissues at the ready (which I do, but did not happen to have them with me on these trials) and will likely need to touch up at least once during the evening. But in each case, I felt like I needed to redo my entire face – that’s how much the makeup faded and disappeared!
Has anyone with similar skin had any luck with getting their makeup to last most of their wedding day/night? What products have you used that really helped your make-up to stick? Did anyone end up giving up on professionals and doing it themselves? I’m not too bad at doing it myself – I did it for our engagement photos, which took about 3 hrs, I touched up once, and it lasted almost that whole time without me getting too oily. It was also fall and not so much humidity in the air, which probably helped. I just don’t know what to do! Would really love to hear any suggestions anyone has!
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat as you. What I recommend is this. Go through your usual facial care routine. After you put on your moisturiziner spread a thin layer or milk of magnesia on your face. I swear I’m not crazy. Milk of magnesia can ‘hold back’ the oil on your face. There will be some white streaks on your face, but just dab them off with your wash cloth. For added insurance get M.A.C.s matte gel as your make up primer.
If you’re wary about the m.o.m don’t be. I did a ton of research on it (youtube and google). I tried it Sunday before church and was SHOCKED. I also want to add that I also put moisturizer on top of the m.o.m. So I moisturized, m.o.m.’d, and moisturized.
Also, liquid foundation is a no no for oily skin. Try finding a mineral based one.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I have the same type of oily skin…
Mary Kay makes an oil control moisturizing lotion and an oil mattifier cream that I SWEAR by. the key to controlling oil is to moisturize because your skin tries to hydrate itself by producing oil, if you wash your face too much to try and rid the oil then your skin will over compensate and produce even more oil. My daily routine consists of cleansing with a mild cleanser, toning (products containing witch hazel close pores), and moisturizing with the mary kay lotion, using the mattifier on my nose, chin, and forehead. I totally recommend trying this, i have used several types of moisturizers and love it. Good luck!
Post # 5
BARE MINERALS!!!!!! It’s in caps because I have SUPER oily skin, especially on my nose and it’s great! It doesn’t run off or mess up because of the oils. Also, it’s natural so you can layer it. I use what’s called bisque on my nose some days when I really want to control the oil and it keeps it down very well. I would also get a cleanser that is easy on your skin like Cetaphil. I also use plain aloe vera with no alcohol as a moisturizer so I don’t get extra oils in the lotion.
Post # 6
Urban Decay makes a number of oil-control products and make-my-makeup-last-longer type products. Maybe give their stuff a try?