(Closed) Oily skin/make up doesn't stay on my face…

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Try Urban Decay’s De-Slick spray. Spray it on before you apply any make-up, and again after you’ve applied everything (even your setting powder). Also, experiment with primers to find one that works for you. Hourglass Mineral Veil is my favorite every day primer. And Tarte Micro Clay setting powder is great for locking your make-up in place, too.

Post # 4
1086 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to use foundation ALL the time. Thought I needed it. I didn’t see how my mom could get away with only using powder.

But eventually I tried washing my face (not the washing but the process) and applying a light dab of lotion to my face. Then I got the true blend powder and it will last a full 8 hours of work. And it looks natural. I have quite a bit of freckles but it covers them, when my skin is oily I may need to touch up but only once the whole day. Try not to touch your face with your hands as well. It creates more oil and rubs off the makeup.

And I use the powder on my eyes so it helps keep them dry for eye shadow. Hope you find something that works for you

Post # 5
631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Primer with dimethicone in it. It mattes the face.

Post # 6
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

As a fellow oily faced woman, I can related. Primer just makes all the difference.

I use Urban Decay Primer Potion for my eyeshadow, it’s seriously a miracle worker for eyeshadow.

I use Bare Minerals Oil Control primer and it’s a miracle worker. I have to wash my makeup off at the end of the day, and that was unheard of before the primer.

The de-slick setting spray can help as well, but it’s not my favorite product.

Post # 7
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you tried airbrush makeup?

Post # 8
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I *think* when it comes to foundation, as long as you’re using oil-free/non-comedogenic stuff, it should make you break out. When I switched, not only did I break out less, but also stopped getting horrible, slick shine-face within hours of applying make up. I also use Bezoyl Peroxide gel every other night to stop oily skin and breakouts, but if you say you also have dry skin at times, that probably wouldn’t help you (it really dries the skin).

Post # 9
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

For photo shoots I use Make up forever HD products.  They are amazing, and stay put under hot lights.  Start with the primer, and let that set for a minute or so before you apply foundation.   Then finish with the translucent finishing powder.  


I know the price tag may be a bit steep, but if youre worried about looking your best, it might be worth it.  You can always go to a sephora ( if there is one near you ) and get made up at the counter, or ask fro a sample, bto try itout before you commit.  


Good luck!  Im posting a link to their site 


Post # 10
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Try bare minerals, it worked well for me and didnt break me out. 

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