(Closed) Oily Skin Bees!! Best Makeup (foundation) for our skin????

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Amen……following for advice! 🙂

Post # 3
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

I’ve been having really good luck with Smashbox’s Studio Skin foundation. It stays put all day.

Post # 5
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve used SmashBox photo finish oil free primer and it’s done wonders for me!

Post # 7
147 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve been having good luck with Rimmel’s BB Cream in the matte formula for everyday wear. The other thing that I really love is Urban Decay’s De-Slick setting spray. I put it on after my moisturizer and after I put on all my makeup – just a few spritzes.

This is going to sound so strange, but I’ve actually had great success at reducing the amount of oil my skin produces on a daily basis by using oils in my skin care regime. Specifically, I’ve been using straight almond oil to remove my makeup at night, and coconut oil as a moisturizer at night. I was terrified it would break me out, but anything is worth a try! My skin has become a lot less oily during the day – I think it’s because I’m not drying it out to the point it produces more oil than necessary!

Post # 8
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I really like cinema secrets!

Post # 10
238 posts
Helper bee

my face used to be really oily, but got a lot better when I stopped using oil-control products. all that stuff did was dry my skin out which made it produce more oil. Some foundations I like are stila and inglot. also I go very easy on the primer because it makes my face oily if I use more than a tiny speck. Instead of using powder I usually just use blotting papers I get at sally’s that have geishas on the box. using a lot of powder just makes my makeup look cakey. but seriously, using a heavier moisturizer and staying away from anything meant for oily skin made a huge difference. It seems counterintuitive, but it worked for me.

Post # 11
147 posts
Blushing bee

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oliviakatherine:  The other nice thing about almond or jojoba oil is that they are relatively inexpensive!

Post # 12
1066 posts
Bumble bee

I used to be super oily and learned to manage it by actually moisturizing more and I use Boots no7 Mattifying primer (sold in target in the US and online at drugstore.com I think, $10). That primer is my wonder product, it’s so different than any other I’ve tried and I might cry if it’s discontinued. I use it in conjuction with Clinique stay matte liquid foundation and set it with rimmel’s stay matte powder. This has been the best combination for me so far but I would definitely reccomend more moisturizer and a cleanser that doesn’t strip the oil off (I use clinique’s liquid for oily skin and their yellow gel lotion)- your skin is over producing oil because it’s trying to compensate for being dry and can’t balance itself because you’re always stripping the oil off and thus the cycle continues. I know it’s crazy logic but it definitely works!

Post # 13
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hands down, the best primer I’ve ever used is Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel. I’ve also switched my daily skin care products from Clinique to Dermaviduals and my skin has never been better.

Post # 14
168 posts
Blushing bee

Oil control products are a nightmare. I also use oil to wash my face at night as well as exfoliating once or twice a week. I use a Mary Kay primer with regular Cover Girl foundation for sensitive skin and loose powder on top when I’m doing full face. Otherwise I just use the powder over a 15 SPF moisturizer. I always had super greasy skin and work in a pizza shop but using moisturizer really does help and I get fewer (no) breakouts. I only break out now if I forget to cleanse a full face at night but before I changed my regimen, it was a constant battle with oil and acne.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Loreal liquid to powder foundation and once I’m out of what I’ve got now, I’m buying that. A FB friend who swears by high end products wrote a glowing review so I’m excited to try a drugstore product with high end results! It’s only $10 and some change, totally worth a try.

ETA I was using Dr. Bront (or something like that) primer that came in my Ipsy bag one month and if it didn’t cost nearly $50 I would still be using it. That primer is gold.

Post # 15
4241 posts
Honey bee

Do you have a Sephora nearby?

I have dry skin so I’m not a huge help, but I’ve heard a lot about oil based cleansers lately and how they actually help with oily skin. It seems like adding oil to oil would be a disaster but apparently they really do help…

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