Primer for oily skin…

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m not sure what you are able to get over there but I have semi-oily skin.

I use Maybelline’s Baby Skin primer, then my foundation & blush/bronzer, and I finish with Urban Decay’s De-Slick finishing spray (after all make-up, including eyes).

I’ve tried other expensive primers and nothing has worked as well for me as Baby Skin!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cazza87:  I like smashbox photo finish primer, I use the regular but they also make an oil free version.  I recently started using NARS eyeshadow base and I love it, I have very oily eyelids & really couldn’t wear shadow without it.  It totally works.  My favorite mascara of all time is a shu uemura water proof gel based formula that they no longer sell in the states but you might be able to get it in the UK.  I use a different shu uemura waterproof now but it’s not quite as good as the original.  I can look up my old sephora orders to get you the name of the first one if you want.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use Laura Mercier primer, I’m pretty sure its the oil-free version.  

I’m thinking of getting this product by Urban Decay…its a an all-day “setter” that you spray on after completely doing your face and it makes all the products stay put the entire day and night. I read some rave reviews about it on Sephora.  

Good luck!  🙂   

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have tried nearly every over the counter product there is.  Hands down the winner is a product I get from my dermatologist called OC8.  You can also get it online at Amazon (get the professional mattifying gel, not the acne treatment).  It does not dry out my skin but keeps the oil under control and keeps my makeup on forever!  I have also tried the makeup setting sprays but with OC8 I don’t even need them whereas with other primers I’d use them plus the setting spray (Smashbox under makeup, Model in a Bottle on top of makeup).  Can’t rave enough about it!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/189-9666249-3409153?url=search-alias%3Dbeauty&field-keywords=oc8

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@cazza87:  I used a cheapo $10 Loreal Perfecting Magic Base Primer, but I did want to chime in and say the Urban Decay De-Slick helped me a ton! I used it as a setting (in between foundation/concealer and powder) & finishing spray (after poweder & blush) and it kept me shine free, felt super lightweight, and I felt like it really helped the staying power of my makeup… I bought a mini bottle just ot try out so I didn’t have to commit to the huge pricey bottle… 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Seattle, WA

MonistaT Anti-Chafing Gel!! Best kept secret on the Bee.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

I also like Laura Mercier’s primer. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@cazza87:  I use the Graftobian HD primer for all my makeup clients, the ones whom had very oily skin said their makeup lasted all night, and they just blotted with rice paper once or twice!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a VERY oily t-zone, and for my own wedding, I used a face primer (smashbox photo finish primer), a lid primer (urban decay potion), and an under-eye primer (don’t know the name, because I got a sample at MAC), and then I used urban decay de-slick, on top of my moisturizer, but under my foundation, and again on top of all my makeup (but before I applied mascara and false eyelashes), and my makeup did not move all day/ night.

 

I’ve used this combination again since then (on business trips to hot countries, and on nights out), and it works every time, and it doesn’t clog my pores or make my sensitive skin more sensitive. Saying all that, I probably wouldn’t wear that many products on my face every day. I like to give my skin a break, but for a special occasion, all those products absolutely work. I have since bought more de-slick since I ran out, but I haven’t finished the other products yet!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Seattle, WA

@cazza87:  ive heard the anti chafing gel has the same ingredients as Urban Decay primer!! It keeps my nose lopoking very matte, and helps my foundation glide on!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have VERY oily skin and one of the best things I have discovered is the St Helene Mint Julep mask. I use it before I put my makeup on for special events (or days I just really don’t want to deal with blotting oil every hour). I wear it for 10 mins or so, wash it off and spray on some urban decay delick as a primer (and sometime benefit POREfessional to hide my pores). Honestly it’s the only thing that actually works to control oil. Hope that helps!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There’s a product my mom got from her dermatologist that’s an actual honest to goodness oil control cream. You smear it on your face before you start with any makeup product and it mattifies your face and makes your skin less oily without drying you out. I think they have a similar product at Target called Acure Organics or something like that. Shit works wonders.

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