(Closed) Oily Skinned Beauties – I need your help!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

For the eyelids, I love Urban Decay Primer Potion.  It really keeps eye color from creasing.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second the Urban Decay primer potion for the lids! Solves the crease problem and your eyeshadow stays put all day. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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