(Closed) Foundation recommendations for OILY SKIN on wedding day

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
9071 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I also have oily skin that makes me shine.


I used this primer first:



Followed by my foundation (Avoid foundations with sunscreen. Sunscreen will make you shiny.)


Followed by my photoready pressed powder:


Keep in mind if you get “photo makeup” it’s going to look very caked on. Face-to-face you’re going to look bad. In photos, you will look amazing. Keep a huge powder brush nearby so you can brush some more powder on you if you start to get oily or shiny.

ETA: The result

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ThinkingOutLoud:  I have oily skin and I used Mac.. Mac is my everyday makeup but I use a good primer and I used urban decay oil control setting spray.. The only thing I know for myself that keeps my oil under control is airbrush makeup.. I have an airbrush machine and every time I use it, it keeps my face looking matte.. I didn’t use it for my wedding day because I find that if I wipe my face (tears, rub nose or wipe my mouth, etc) the makeup rubs off and you can’t blend it.. Also blotting papers help out so much.


Post # 7
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@ThinkingOutLoud:  I usually use the studio fix one, my MUA used a mixture of that one and another Mac foundation when she did my bridal makeup.

Post # 9
2296 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i cannot reccomend ‘revlon colorstay’ for oily/combo skin – it’s got amazing coverage and stays matte for HOURS – and i have pretty shiny skin 🙂

Post # 10
1035 posts
Bumble bee

I have super oily skin (as in: I put makeup on and literally 3 mins later, my nose is shining). I’m actually really embarrassed by it.


For primer, I use Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hour Perfecting Primer. I’ve tried about 4 other different brands of primer, this is honestly the only one that works for me. The trick for any primers is to put the primer on, and wait a few mins before putting on your foundation so it gives the primer a chance to “soak in.”


As far as foundation, I use Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation. It’s creamy, and it’s thick (so you only need a little) but it blends BEAUTIFULLY into the skin and leaves the skin with a nice matte finish.


For powder, I use Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder. This stuff is kinda expensive, but it’s worth it. I would have never spent the $ on it, had it not been for the awesome reviews. It looks WHITE in the compact, but it goes on sheer/clear. It’s awesome because, it doesn’t add any color to your face. Y’know how normal powder is tinted? And sometimes it can make your face look cakey? Well this Nars stuff goes on clear, so it’s really only to “set” your foundation, and it doesn’t add any color, so it doesn’t make your foundation look cakey at all.


I’m 28, and it took me this long to figure out a “system” of products that actually work. When I wear these three things together, I am completely shine-free for about 2 hours (which is amazing for me, and my skin problems.) Then I blot, and I’m good for another 2 hours, then I blot, etc etc..

Post # 12
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I fell in love with Hourglass primer and Hourglass Liquid Powder Immaculate Foundation (or something like that). I had used the primer for a while, and love it with pretty much any foundation. My makeup stayed on for about 18 hours, including a quick shower. All I did was a quick dust of powder. When I’m oily, I used to use MUFE Mat Velvet +. Their High Definition foundation is grreat, but if you’re oily it can be a lousy choice.

Post # 14
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@ThinkingOutLoud:  funny, when I read the title the only foundation I thought of was MUFE Mat Velvet +

Post # 16
2963 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i use almay truly lasting color- i have really oily skin and i’m dancer and my makeup stays put no matter how much i sweat. for a primer i use monistat chafing gel (might sound weird, but it works just as well smashbox primer and is way cheaper) and if i want an extra boost of staying power, i used urban decay’s de-slick setting spray.

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