4 Unbelievably Tips on How to Apply Foundation for Oily Skin

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, according to the famous saying. But when it comes to makeup application it doesn’t work that way. The best way to apply foundation to oily skin is to start out by using an oil control primer. Primers are especially useful for oily skin because they smooth out the complexion, and they also work to minimize the appearance of the pores.

A lot of women face a big challenge when it comes to choosing the right makeup foundation for their oily skin and how to apply it properly. You also may want to consider using a mineral makeup foundation because this will work best to sit on your oily skin all day long for a longer wear. Mineral makeup foundation works best to stay in place, even if you are sweating or producing excess oil. With the wrong choice of foundation it tends to form patches and gets darker as the day goes on.

How to Choose the Perfect Foundation for Oily Skin

The first thing that you should keep in mind when you go shopping for foundation is your skin type. If you have oily skin then choose a foundation that is non-comedogenic or oil free. Powder based foundations that have a matte effect are very effective for controlling shine in people with oily skin. Avoid using heavy cream based foundations as they are more suitable for people with dry skin. Creamy foundation will not only leave your face looking greasy and shiny, but it will also lead to clogged pores and blackheads.

Use powder blushes and strictly avoid using liquid and cream blushes as they tend to become streaky. Some of the best foundations for oily skin are Clinique Stay True Makeup Oil-Free Formula, Lancome Adaptive Continuous Skin Balancing Makeup, Nars Sheer Matte Foundation, Maybelline Pure Mineral Foundation, Revlon Colorstay Mineral Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup and Diorskin Icone Photo Perfect Creme-to-Powder Makeup.

How to Apply Foundation on Oily Skin

Foundation can actually prevent oily-looking skin. In addition to hiding skin imperfections such as scars, freckles and acne, it can also give you an even tone while concealing the flaws.

  • Cleanse the Face with a gel facial cleanser that gently removes oil and dirt particles from your face without depriving it from essential moisture.
  • You can either apply the oil free foundation with your finger tips or use make-up brushes or sponges. Care should also be taken while applying makeup.
  • For oily skin, use a makeup sponge, rather than your fingers is highly recommended. Take a small amount of foundation and blend it using upward movements. Using the fingers can actually result into transfer of more oil onto your face.
  • Use a powder puff to gently apply pressed powder on to your face and set the foundation. The powder absorbs excess oil and also lends a fresh look to your face.

To finish your oily skin foundation application, use a pressed powder to set your look. There are many oil control translucent powders available, and make sure that you blot it onto your skin in a pressing motion.

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