Post # 1
The thought of finding a foundation and makeup combo that won’t succumb to my oily skin is giving me nightmares. Usually within 2 hours, my nice dewy/matte makeup face has become an oil-slick. I would really like to avoid this on my wedding day (oh the horrors of the pictures if I don’t!).
Any recommendations on foundation/powders that don’t feel caked on, but stand up to oily Mother Nature?
How about eye shadow? – I have a horrid creasing problem too.
Post # 3
Estee Lauder Clear Difference Oil-Control Hydrator is the most amazing product ever! Start with that as a base and it will soak up the oil all day, leaving your foundation looking nice. I LOVE this stuff. It feels nice on your skin – not all dry and itchy like other stuff.
Post # 4
For the eyelids, I love Urban Decay Primer Potion. It really keeps eye color from creasing.
Post # 5
Brilliant! I will be ordering both tonight so I can try them out! Because really, I would love to be unshiny all the time!
Post # 6
I’ve had good experiences with Bare Minerals. I put on the actual foundation in the morning, and reapply the mineral veil powder maybe 3-4 times a day. The mineral veil powder is light enough that you can’t see it on your face, but it soaks up my excess oil pretty well. I just carry a makeup brush and the little powder case around with me in my purse, and it only takes a second to reapply. Plus, I think Bare Minerals gives me an overall better look than liquid foundations, which seem to rub off or something throughout the day, leaving me with little bare spots.
Post # 7
I second the Urban Decay primer potion for the lids! Solves the crease problem and your eyeshadow stays put all day.
Post # 8
I second Bare Minerals. Besides helping with my oily skin, it also makes my skin just look so much healthier, and it’s so lightweight. However, I have heard some comments that it’s not good for wedding photos, but I don’t know anything about that. I have lots of pictures taken with it, and I think it looks just fine.
Post # 9
Bare Minerals for sure and as Mrs. Spring said re-apply the veil throughout the day.
The best thing I’ve found for my oily skin is actually oats. Might sound a bit odd, but it’s done wonders for my skin. Get whole rolled oats and grind them up into a powder (I used a blender to do this) You can store it in a large, glass, with a shaker lid. Then sprinkle a little in your hand and add a touch of water until it’s the consistency of any other face wash. Then wash as usual. It’s natural, inexpensive, and I’ve found it very effective!
Post # 10
I don’t know if you’ve tried those little blue, oil-absorbing sheets – I think Clean and Clear makes them? But they are a dream. You just use them to blot your face and they remove the oil and leave your makeup behind. If you have oily skin (I do!) you MUST get these!!
Post # 11
MAC makes this little tube of stuff they call “paint.” For the life of me I can’t remember the real name of it, but if you go to the counter and tell them you need eyeshadow paint they will know exactly what you mean. I won’t wear eyeshadow without it anymore. No more creasing at all. (Pointer: a little bitty bit goes a LONG way).
To help with the skin, you should definitely start by seeing a dermatologist. Your wedding is not until September so you have plenty of time. Mine recommended I start using dermalogica products and we have worked out a schedule and my skin is SO much better. I get super oily too, but a lot less so now that I use their products. I have also heard good things about the Bare Minerals powder but haven’t tried it.
Post # 12
Thanks for all your help (and super suggestions)! I had thought I’d tried everything, but now I have a great new miracle list to work with!
Post # 13
Also, try drinking lots of lots of water all the time… I think that helps. For every day, I use Clinique Superfit liquid foundation and dust Estee Lauder loose powder on top. I even put a tiny put of foundation and powder on my eyelids before applying eye shadow… that helps too.
Btw, I see you’re having your wedding in Madison! I’m a Badger… I miss Madison SO much! 🙂
Post # 14
Did you read Mrs Lab’s post on this? I bookmarked it!
MACaholic: My Beauty Routine
Post # 15
I have absolutely awful skin that loves to stay oily all day long even with appropriate washing and medications.
That being said the makeup I could not live without is MAC StudioFIX. It is heavy enough to cover flaws and doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily hours later. If I happen to have blemishes I use Estee Lauder foundation (dries matte) with Studio Fix. This combination is perfect for me and leaves my skin w/out any shine or oil and doesn’t make me look like I piled makeup on.
If you have an acne issue I would recommend getting RetinA for the weeks before your wedding so you can zap any issue that may arise. You can get RetinA from your dermatologist.
Post # 16
Bare Minerals FTW!!! Also, seconding whoever said to use primer, and seconding whoever said to get those oil-absorbing sheets. I use the Boscia ones from Sephora, but the Clean and Clear ones from any drugstore work the same, basically.