Oily Skin: Makeup Tips to Keep Makeup From Sliding From Your Oily Skin


Oily skin types can be problematic, not only when it comes to being greasy, and being prone to infection and acne. Oily skin issues don’t stop there, however. It is also prone to the ultimate nightmare of makeup addicts — slipping and sliding makeup.

If you have oily skin, don’t start wishing you had drier skin. Other skin types have to deal with their own issues. So, rather than wishing for empty hopes, which is absolutely counterproductive, get on a makeup routine that treats your skin while keeping your makeup in place for the rest of the day. Here’s how:

Tip No. 1: Cleanse and tone your skin. Make sure your product does not contain drying alcohols which strip away your skin’s natural oils. When alcohol is present in your products, the drying effect on the skin stimulates your oil glands to produce more grease and normally tend to overcompensate for the lost moisture. The result — greasy skin, and you don’t want that. So, get rid of your alcohol-based products.

Cleanse and tone your skin

Tip No. 2: Treat your skin.Do not be afraid to moisturize because of your oily skin. Except, avoid heavy moisturizers. You should stick to lightweight, water-based skin moisturizing serums that do leave your skin surface greasy.

Treat Your Skin

Tip No. 3: Avoid layering too many products on your skin. The more products you wear on top of each other, the harder it is for your skin to breathe. Stick to the basics and use only the cosmetics that you really need.

Tip No. 4: Ditch your creamy foundation. Foundation is usually the main culprit for slippery, greasy, made up skin. Trade your foundation for a Blemish Balm (BB) cream and you’ll see and feel the difference it makes to your skin’s oiliness soon enough. BB creams are lightweight, tinted moisturizers cum cover ups that also come with SPF protection. Using these products, therefore, will eliminate several product layers from your makeup routine.

Ditch your creamy foundation

Tip No. 5: Use your concealer to hide and prime. In many cases, a BB cream still won’t be enough to cover all of your skin imperfections, most particularly dark marks, age spots and hyper pigmented skin patches. In which case, a concealerwill still be necessary.

Concealer to hide

Use also your concealer to prime your eyelids, under eyes and lips if you intend to apply colors or brighteners to these areas. The matte texture of your concealer will keep your pigments in place and prevent these from slipping away.

Tip No. 6: Keep your makeup in place with a setting spray. Prolong your skilfully applied makeup with a setting spray. You can also use transluscent powder with a broad makeup brush to keep the pigments in place.


You can have oily skin and a makeup that stays on, after all! Whenever you need to touch up, prioritize picking up those excess grease. Press down your oil-control film lightly and work up a flawless skin. If you have time, it’s always best to start from none.

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