(Closed) Foundation without spf for oily bride. URGENT

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2016

The one all the stars use is apparent Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – Its SPF free so you don’t get the white face with flash cameras. My Friend also recommends Revlon Colourstay but Im not sure if thats SPF free.

Have you tried using a primer? That should help prevent your make up going oily – Smash Box apparently do a good and I personally really like one from Dior. YSL also do a matifying one which is supposed to be good. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by  BambiP.
Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Estee lauder double wear or double wear light! covered with mac blot powder. (I’ve only tried the light)

if you just get oily after 3 hours I would suggest blotting papers, clean & clear if you can get them, as long as consistency remains and color doesn’t change.

I really like their undereye stuff too – double wear brush on glow.

I’m not one to buy the expensive stuff, but I buy this.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by  Rose214.
Post # 4
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2016

Oh yes – Double Wear is really good! And powder too.

Post # 5
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Rose214:  I was also going to recommend the Estée Lauder Double Wear line.  I use Light myself because I don’t want full coverage, but it still keeps my usually-oily forehead from getting shiny for an entire day, and that’s WITHOUT touching up with blotting powder.  

Something you might also do is check out the Goss Method for foundation application at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyQsVyGadbY.  I haven’t tried it myself, but it’s received rave reviews from the folks over at http://www.reddit.com/r/makeupaddiction  (where I spend a LOT of my time, haha).

Post # 6
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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silver151114:  http://www.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/Home-Show?brandId=BM&cm_mmc=google-semsearch-_-Brand_Other_CoreBrand_BM-_-bareMinerals%20-%20Alone%20-%20Exact-_-bare%20minerals&gclid=CjwKEAjw5ZKiBRDhqa-Yjcml9kYSJABia-RnaI1RqSyvUjBzoL0ou1GRUrybuNi-AUEhO6pv4wLMZRoC5I7w_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Sorry for the huge link!!  I have combination skin and am prone to breakouts (also about 2 weeks from my wedding) and just got this liquid foundation over the weekend.  I bought it after sitting with a consultant in the store and having her make suggestions.  

See if they have a Bare Minerals store near you so you can speak to a consultant and have them recommend something for you.  Good luck!!  

Post # 7
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I am oily and I really like the Bare Minerals original mineral powder foundation, it has SPF 15.  I really buff the powder into my skin and it creates a nice flawless look.  I also carry Neutrogena Skin Clearing Mineral Powder at all times, and every few hours I apply the powder to my nose and forehead for a nice finish.

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Post # 8
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Estee Lauder Double Wear and Revlon Colorstay for oily/combo skin are great! They do have a very small amount of SPF but nothing that will affect pictures. You could also try Kat VonD ‘s Lock It foundation.

BambiP:  Armani Luminous Silk has a very dewy finish so I wouldn’t recommend that for people with oily skin.

Post # 9
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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silver151114:  I second everyone with bare minerals. Also here’s a make up trick that sounds kinda silly but works. Apply milk of magnesia as your primer let it sit for a few minutues to dry and apply, I have SUUUUUPER oily skin and this does the trick.  ***This is not an everyday primer it can clog your pores but for an all day speical occasion its great***

Dermablend is a really good cover up, a little goes a LOOONG way, if you use too much it will look cakey, the trick is blending really well.


Hope this helps

Post # 10
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had the same problem of trying different foundation samples and only to find myself super shiny after not too long. I tried the MUFE HD from Sephora you mentioned (recommended by the stylists )- looked great for first few hours, horrible after.

However, I went back to Sephora and tried the MUFE mat velvet. It looked great! lasted all day, no spf. and used it for my own DIY wedding makeup. Go to sephora and ask for a sample and see if that one works for you!

Post # 11
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I get really oily skin when it’s humid and was in a wedding in july (on a 90 degree day with crazy humidity) – I used Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation and Urban Decay deslick setting spray and didn’t have any problems with my makeup melting off or looking cakey.

Post # 12
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I used everyday mineral foundation.  This particular mineral foundation looks great in photos (most don’t work in photos), and was perfect for my sensitive skin.  It photographs SIGNIFICANTLY better than bare minerals (I tried them all), and it actually is a lot better for your skin.  My skin is combination, but more oily, and the powder definitely helped to absorb some of that, and it stayed in extreme heat of July.  

Besides having a good setting powder to help combat the oil, buy some oil blotting sheets.  They work amazingly well and were my go to makeup touch up (really the only touch up I did) on my wedding day.  You can definitely tell when I used them in my wedding photos.  My makeup looked perfect right after and then started to get a little oily looking right before I used another one.  

Post # 13
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

+1 for both primer (bare essentials makes a great one) and bare minerals.  I have very sensitive skin and typically need to avoid SPF but theirs does not irritate me.

To calm your skin you may want to try a few drops of tea tree oil and bergamot oil at night (can be purchased at a health food store or Aveda).  I have sensitive skin and travel alot – when it starts getting really irritated that will straighten it out over a few nights.  You can’t wear it under makeup during the day though because it will cause your makeup to run.

Good luck!

Post # 14
135 posts
Blushing bee

Try cover fx mattifing primer and for foundation I recommend airbrush foundation ( I use dinair very simple and easy to use find it on thier website airbrushmakeup.com) 

Post # 15
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Foundation Recs

  • Vichy Dermablend
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear

I highly recommend you use a setting spray as both a primer and a setting spray. Don’t forget to wear finishing powder as well. I use Urban Decay All Nighter Spray and it helps with the staying power.

Also, bring some oil blotting sheets and a powder compact. Good luck!

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