(Closed) Wedding day make up for shiny/oily skin

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Smashbox has a great primer that I would recommend!  Also a great foundation for your skin type is Vincent Longo Water Canvas – it goes on creamy and dries to a powder like finish..

(TIP- you will want to use a concealer over discolored areas like redness or zits or under your eyes ect… put it on after the primer but before the foundation) 

I would also recommend using a powder to set your makeup and to touch up when your skin gets oilily.  Mac’s Blot powder is great for this purpose.

I think you can get both Smashbox and Vincent Longo products at Sepora and you can get Mac products at a Mac store or a department store.

Happy Shopping!! 

Post # 4
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

MAC Studio Fix has been the only product I have been able to use considering I have oily skin – when I get my makeup done there they always put the primer & some extra powder to absorb with no problem.

I live in So Florida, so the weather doesnt help. Consider buying rice paper – I recommend http://www.palladiobeauty.com/ricepowder.htm I have used for several years for touch ups through out the day & its fabulous and less expensive than reapplying MAC powder.

 Also consider a clay based mask some days before to take some excess oil off your face. Routine is always necessary for oily skin – so stick to it 🙂

 Also consider your diet and its effect on your skin.


Post # 5
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m also a big fan of MAC studio fix – I recently bought some (along with a primer) and wore it to a wedding this last weekend and was totally floored with how well it stayed put.  Usually my face gets pretty oily with almost anything.  Maybe checking out a MAC store would help you out too.

Post # 6
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My matron of honor, who also happens to be a wedding planner, told me that mineral makeup, which I wear because my skin tends to break out really easily, ends up looking really oily and shiny in pictures so I can’t wear it for the wedding. Is this something others have found to be true? I really hate wearing thicker foundation but my skin is not good to go au naturel… I need something that’s going to give me good coverage but not break me out!

Post # 7
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have oily skin, too, and while I haven’t tried most of these products yet, but this is the list of longlasting makeup I’ve compiled… hope some of it is helpful for you!

Primer: Monistat Anti-Chafe Gel (crazy sounding, I know, but check out the reviews on Makeupalley.com – people say it works just like Smashbox for 1/5 of the price!)

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix (heard awesome things about this)

Powder: MAC Blot (I’ve used this, its great with a huge powder puff)

Sealer: Make Up For Ever Mist + Fix (acts like a laminant)

Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay (lots of bees have used this)

I also recommend doing nightly clay masks. Also, use a light moisturizer daily. It will balance your skin. If you try to dry it up too much with strong cleansers and toners, you skin will just overcompensate and put the oil into hyperdrive!


Post # 8
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Origins Matte Scientist – love it.  See reviews here: http://www.epinions.com/reviews/Origins_Matte_Scientist

MAC Studio Fix is wonderful.  Great coverage.  If you are doing DIY makeup, make sure you cover your neck as well (or do a trial run and make sure your face and neck are the same color in photos.)

I agree with Ms. Guava-Tini – consider your diet.  Also, make sure you are getting plenty of water and exercise!

Post # 9
174 posts
Blushing bee

I have arbonne’s FC5 shine control compact and it is amazing. I used it for photos last week and was super impressed (I live in FL). You just use it over your make up instead of a pressed powder whenever you need a little shine control. It’s my new favorite product!

It’s called mattifying powder:



Post # 10
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ll second what I’ve heard about MAC it’s perfect for events, b/c it really covers!

Post # 11
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t have oily skin, but I really like the Smashbox primer that Juliemd414 recommended.  I did a makeup trial at Laura Mercier and really liked how their "Flawless Face" line felt on my skin.  It held up well, never got shiny and didn’t feel heavy.  If the MUA I worked with hadn’t had to have emergency surgery, I probably would have gone with them.

Post # 12
9 posts

Mary Kay Oil Mattifier is amazing… and it is light and dries to a matte finish so it feels like there is nothing on your face… you can put this on under AND/OR over your foundation.  It also works on men so if you need to matte any of the groomsmen you can ask them to use it before photos.



 have a great wedding!

Post # 13
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m a makeup artist.  For my brides that tend to have oily skin I recommend using MAC primer or Smashbox primer along with Make Up Forever Mat Velvet Foundation.  Definitely go to Sephora and check it out.  I wear this foundation personally as I tend to get oily too.



Post # 14
32 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Okay, so I’m not a MAC fan…I don’t know how well it works.  But Avon has a great primer, it’s called MagicX Face Perfector.  I used it and it kept my skin from getting all oily and shiny by the end of the day.  Great thing with Avon, if you don’t like it, send it back.

Post # 15
36 posts

I am a huge fan of make up forever all mat primer and velvet foundation.

I put this to the ultimate test by going out for a run a few hours after the first time I tried it.  I came home sweaty and gross buyt my makeup looked perfect.


Post # 16
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Aside from all these great product suggestions for primers and powders you might also want to consider Shiseido blotting tissues–they are so good!  I have very oily skin which makes me shine mid-day and these blotting tissues make a world of a difference.  It is $18 for 100 sheets.  A little pricey, but these sheets are larger than regular blotting sheets and contain a light dusting of powder.  Sometimes when I am low on cash, I just use the tissues from Starbucks, they absorb oil so well!

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