(Closed) Foundation for oily T- zone

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know about foundation – though I’ve heard the same thing about MAC – but I started using Origins microderm scrub like twice a week and my oily-ness has almost completely disappeared!  It’s great stuff, but it will make your skin a little red for a few minutes after using it for the first few times – but I basically don’t have any oil issues which were my main cause of breakouts ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Oh and clinque has this oil absorbing powder that I wear everyday (not a big everyday foundation person) that helps too.

I’m sure the other bees will be able to help with the foundation, but maybe the origins scrub would be able to help with the issue itself ๐Ÿ™‚

-Good Luck!

Post # 5
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s great that you already use primer!  So many people don’t know what it is, and it really does help reduce shine in all those wedding day pictures. 

If you are a bit oily in the t-zone but not blemishy, then you might be able to get away with little to no foundation and a powder on top.  If you have blemishes that need to be hidden, I recommend Laura Mercier brand oil-free foundation and their cream cover-up.  I used to work in the film industry, and that’s really the best commercial brand for a flawless picture face. 

If you can’t get to a store that sells Laura Mercier brand, shop around the department store makeup counters.  Almost every big name makeup brand will let you take a sample bottle of various foundations home for a test run.  Just go to the counter and tell the sales girl you get oily in the t-zone and if they don’t offer you a sample, ask for one.  Then you can go home and spend a few days wearing differnt ones all day, see what works for you.

Besides that, look for a shine reducing powder for on top.  Ones based in cornsilk are the heavy-dutiest, but up close they can look like you’ve got a big pile of makeup on your face and you don’t want that.  Just a light dusting should do you for a while.  And don’t forget to pick up some blotting papers!  Even a cheap drugstore brand will suffice, and they fit easily in any bridal emergency kit.  When you see yourself getting oily, just gently dab the trouble areas with a blotting paper (don’t wipe, it’ll ruin your makeup) and you’ll be good as new!

Hope that helped!  Feel free to PM me if you have questions about specifics and I’ll answer as much as I can.

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

@soon2beMrsGP:  The only brand of moderate coverage oil free foundation with an SPF is Veil by Hourglass.  High Definition by Smashbox is a little bit cheaper but its also a little lighter, so if you have acne or red spots on your skin you might need additional coverup.  Tinted moisturizers are good foundation alternatives with a lot of sun protection, but if you have oily skin than it might not be the best route.

Post # 10
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you have a Sephora nearby, go there – they have a ton of brands and will give you a makeover so you can try it out and see if it really works.

Makeup Forever worked pretty well (and I swear I have the oiliest skin known to mankind) but the $40 price tag was a little steep since it would be a darker color than I usually wear (due to a tan body but pale face). You can always ask for samples in those cases (I got one, but when I purchased other items the checkout lady “forgot” to include it in my bag.

I just bought the Revlon PhotoPerfect(? – can’t remember what comes after “Photo) that also works really well.

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