Calling All Oily Bees! Any miracle products?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
697 posts
Busy bee

The nyx matte setting spray is pretty good! 

Post # 3
82 posts
Worker bee

i don’t have any recommendations, my skin is also super oily, so I’m always looking for new ideas. I use the oil absorbing sheets and they work pretty well. I’ve also heard that cleansing with oil can help. 

Post # 4
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Hourglass veil mineral primer and skindinavia matte setting spray are my go to products 

Post # 5
15 posts
  • Wedding: February 2020

1. Estée Lauder double wear foundation 

2. Fit me loose setting powder applied with a damp beauty blender 

3. The new too faced concealer 

4.  I go through primer like water so I hate spending 40 on a a tiny tube. I just use Nivea after men’s shave 

5 I usually carry some sort of powder foundation and blush to dust on if I need too

Post # 6
1145 posts
Bumble bee

I used to have oily dehydrated skin. Apparently you can have oily skin and dehydrated skin at the same time according to my beautician. Anyways, according to her, you have to get your skin dehydrated first before your skin calms down with the oil production.

This isn’t really a quick and easy fix, but more of a long term solution. It sounds a bit counterintuitive, but I would check your facial regime to make sure you’re not overly drying your skin. Maybe a simple two-step moisturizing regime would help? Use a serum that helps boost moisture. My go to is Hydrating B5 Gel from SkinCeuticals (or you can go with anything with hyaluronic acid) and your choice of moisturizer that is easily absorbed by your skin.

Post # 7
205 posts
Helper bee

Because My skin is so oily, I don’t wear liquid foundation. It bleeds horribly. Even with matte primer. I use powder instead with salicylic acid in it. I use clean and clear oil blotter sheets through out the day. Target has a similar product under their brand and it is just as good and effective.


Post # 8
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I’ve always had oily skin. I switched to a super gentle facewash from the drugstore (Purpose by Johnson & Johnson) and I use mineral clay masks to purify maybe 2x a month and make sure to hydrate my skin appropriately. I use serums and night creams and try to do a hydrating night mask once a week.

It sounds counterintuitive but if your skin is dehydrated it will make the problem worse as it will go into overdrive producing oils to compensate. I use all natural oils in the winter to add another layer of moisture when needed. I try not to use makeup on my face unless it’s a special event as I find that makes it worse. I’ve had absolutely amazing luck with Lancome products and they have completely changed my skin for the better. It’s definitely not an overnight process or quick fix. I’m very strict with my skin care routine and it has paid off big time.

Post # 10
42 posts

Murad oil-control mattifier.  For makeup, Lancome Teint Idole controls oil pretty well for me.

Also, toilet seat covers are the best blotting sheets.  Anytime I use a restroom that has them, I blot with one.  Lol.

Post # 11
761 posts
Busy bee

Tea tree oil. I love it. 

Post # 12
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I use the Body Shop’s seaweed cleanser and mattifying cream. My skin is so soft and it’s really had a nice balancing effect. 

Post # 13
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second the Houglass recomendation. Their products are pricey, but the Immaculate Foundation has become my go-to. I also never leave the house without oil-blotting sheets. I like the Johnson & Johnson brand. 

Post # 14
175 posts
Blushing bee

I looooove Neutrogena shine control primer – great drugstore find and reasonably priced! (I tend to  just use it on my T-zone after moisturizing so it lasts longer.

Post # 15
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

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ohdarling :  Highly HIGHLY reccomend the Origins Moisturizer with willow extract. it is AMAZING for oily skin and works as a primer as well to hold your makeup on! I find it really helps control the oil on my face, even after just once use. If you use it regularly in the months leadign up to your wedding it should work like a dream!

ALSO! I just tried the new all nighter concealer from Urban Decay, it is the best concleaer for my oil skin I have EVER tried. It blends in beautifully and covers EVERYTHING. The only thign is, it is so thick and quick to dry if you paint it all over your face and then blend it out, it will be difficult. Do one part at a time, apply, blend, apply, blend.

And of course the tried and True  Urban Decay all nighter or de-slick setting spray. Both work wonders for keeping everything in place!


EDIT: One last thing. A whiel back I discovered that one of the reasons us oily girl have oily skin, is because we need MORE OIL! Crazy right? I use Jojoba oil and put a couple drops on my face every night before bed. Because your skin gets oil from another source, it starts to produce less oil! Giving much less oily skin!!!

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