(Closed) Those with oily skin… what mattifier/primer/foundation do you use?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think the dream mousse might be your problem.  I cannot wear liquid foundation even though it does give better coverage. Have you tried powders? I use Bare Minerals.


Post # 5
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use Bare Escentuals after applying a primer. I still need to powder my nose a few times a day, but its much better than using a liquid foundation.

Post # 6
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really like Bare Minerals.  I think Bare Escentuals is sort of the same.  It definitely doesn’t give that super-powdery look. The starter kit comes with application brushes which are helpful too.  You can either do a light dusting, or full concealer-type coverage depending on the brush and amount of powder you use.

Post # 7
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used Smashbox primer (the green one to cut back on redness.)

Also, brush your face with a translucent powder.

Post # 8
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I really like Bare Minerals on the days i don’t want to do “full” make up

I still use the Monistat as my primer (b/c I refuse to spend more $$ on a product with the same ingredients like Smashbox primer)

Then: I use Smashbox High Definition Concealer to “spot” cover (under my eyes and any other places I need it…. I break out alot)

And Then use the Bare Minerals Foundation Powder

With the Warmth on my cheeks and the bridge of my nose.

If you get a good finishing “setting” powder like

MakeUp Forever HD MicroFinish Powder you should be good.

Even if I sweat it holds my make up REALLY well and I don’t usually need any touch ups

I have combo skin but this seems to work really well for my “dry” nose & oily forehead & chin

Post # 10
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Este Lauder is pretty fabulous.

Post # 11
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use to be an oil slick within a hour of putting on my makeup no matter what type of primer I would put on.

But then I discovered Coastal Scents HD Powder. Oil slick gone…

Post # 12
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That sounds like a lot on your face!  I have bad oily skin and always have.  I use Bare Minerals everything.  If I put the foundation on and then a couple light layers of their concealer called bisque on my nose, I can go just about all day without blotting.

Post # 13
2790 posts
Sugar bee

This is seriously helpful ladies! I have the worst oily skin and I feel so gross sometimes. Thanks for the suggestions.

Post # 14
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Estee Lauder double wear…best stuff ever! I’ve also heard that milk of magnesia is good to use as a primer before makeup. Supposedly it really controls oil. I’ve never tried it personally though.

Post # 15
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I use Diorskin nude. It works well, I do have to blot once in a while but it seems to stay put all day. It does not make me look like I have just covered my face in Vaseline either! Oh and no primer is needed for the Diorskin nude.. Well at least for me, I am too cheap to by primer, but I don’t really think its needed for this foundation. 

Post # 16
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I use the sephora brand mineral makeup.  the color has become a bit wonky for me, as I have gotten paler from lack of sun, but it lasts.

I also had been using a sample of a laura geller product called welcome matte skin enhancer.  the tube says it is an oil and shine absorber and pore minimizer.  I really liked it!  Cliniique also makes something similar that I have tried and liked.

usually, i put on that, then concealer where needed, then mineral powder.  works like a charm.

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