Post # 1
I’m nervous about my wedding day makeup because I have CRAZY oily skin! No medications have ever helped the oiliness (but my acne is pretty well controlled) they were wanting to put me on accutane but because I have a history of depression and am sexually active I didn’t feel comfortable with it.
So, as of now… I am practically buying stock in the clean & clear blue blotter strips.
Any other oily-face gals out there… any tips you swear by?
Post # 3
I like the rice paper blotting papers more than the clean and clear ones. I feel like the clean and clear ones take off any makeup that you already have while the rice paper ones usually leave a little bit of powder on your face to cover the oil.
Post # 4
As a fellow oily-skinned b2b, I will say that I recently bought an oil-control primer to wear under my makeup (it’s the oil-free bare minerals one) and it seems to work fairly well. I have only been using it for about a week, but so far so good..
Also, drink plenty of water!
Post # 5
Holla! Oily skin bride right here!
I was fortunate that my wedding was in the fall when it’s low humidity, so it wasn’t really that much of a problem for me (at least – not like it would have been had I had the wedding in say, July. Oh dear lord, that would have been bad for me).
I kept a clutch purse on the table at the reception that had powder in it so I could discreetly blot when people were boogeying, so I didn’t have to run back and forth to the bathroom all night.
Post # 6
Oil skin here too!! I have no idea what to do! Since the weddings in Aug I’ll be worried about humidity!
Post # 7
Oily skin here as well…I am also a Clean & Clear fan. In addition, I learned that if you put some loose powder on after you moisturize and before your foundation, your skin will be less oily. I have found that it works pretty good…I don’t know about in the hottest parts of the summer though.
Post # 8
YAY! I really was worried there wouldn’t be others.
Great suggestions so far… can’t wait to try them out! I just blotted and realized I used my last C&C strip… YIKES!
Any of you guys feel that a lot of products out there claim to help moisturize dry skin… but you have to really search for products that aren’t just oil-free, but are made to combat oily skin?
Post # 9
I haven’t really found anything that combats oily skin. I just don’t moisturize in the worse areas…forehead and nose.
Post # 10
I use Cetaphil lotion with SPF 15 – it’s the least greasy that I could find that STILL moisturizes my skin. Dang combo skin.
Heh, I stopped buying blotting papers when I learned that toilet seat covers (yup!) are made of the same stuff and work just fine!!! And we have them here at work (obviously, they are packaged in a sanitary way…. duh) and I use them! I think I learned it on Oprah… can’t really remember.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
Oily, right here! I use the C&C blotting sheets as well, but always have to put more powder on after using them. I also like the C&C Morning Burst with shine control face soap, it works pretty well.
I actually had my hair and makeup trial yesterday, and my MUA did a primer on my nose and forehead (the most oily parts of my face), followed by airbrushed makeup. Throughout the day I looked at my nose, and while I could tell it was gradually getting oilier, it still had a matte finish to it as well, so I’m super excited about the airbrushing for my wedding day. I think I’ll need to put on power once or twice to control my nose, but other than that it will be great to not have to worry too much!
Post # 12
I agree with CaliValley82, ask for your MUA to use airbrush foundation, it’s lighter than regular foundation.
I have several inputs as an oily skinned girl =)
1.) Use a toner. I love Clinique’s Toner for combination skin. I can’t recal what number it is, but it’s their purple one. It really helps tame my oily skin.
3.) Follow the toner with a gel based lotion. I use Clinique’s Moisture Surge.
2.) Use a primer that’s has less silicone such as the NARS foundation primer, or the Laura Mercier primer, it helps reduce shine.
Hope that helps! Hey, at least we have less wrinkle on our skin.
Post # 13
As a fellow oily-faced b2b, I totally feel your pain! Alas, *nothing* I’ve ever tried has really controlled my overly enthusiastic facial glands. Hopefully the hive will help us both!
Post # 14
I’ve heard great reviews about Murad’s Oil Control Mattifier primer. I swear by Shiseido’s blotting papers–they are the best on the market!
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I’m oily and don’t usually wear foundation, but when I do, I skip moisturizer and only use toner (one of the Clinique versions). It cuts down on quite a bit of the oil. I also pat on some translucent powder. Just be sure to moisturize at night!
Post # 16
Like emiweeh, I have been using the clinique toner… well, actually the whole 3-step system. I have REALLLYYYYY oily skin, but I swear, it’s all gone! Granted, it’s drier air now that it’s cold, but if you used that and a little powder, you’d probably be all set!