Favorite Foundations for Oily Skin
While I’m not professional, I am a makeup lover & junkie. Sephora is my bestfriend and worst enemy (it’s pretty hard on the bank account). I love trying new products! I generally change up the foundations I wear depending on the day- and weather. Overall I have pretty oily skin, but if I use certain skincare products they tend to dry out my face. So some days I’m just naturally oily- mostly in the T-Zone, other days I’m oily in the T-Zone but dry around my mouth and forehead. My skin is incredibly acne prone as well. Great, right? I’m actually going to see a dermatologist soon so I’m excited about that. My acne has calmed down, knock on wood, it’s the blemishes that I need to take care of. These foundations, however, are amazing at covering them up.
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Here are my favorites:
After researching the best foundations for wedding makeup, this was the number one mentioned product. I ordered it online, and thank goodness I chose the correct shade. Don’t do this, especially because of the price tag- I always recommend having your skin matched or asking a MUA they’re opinion. As far as application goes, I prefer to use the beauty blender. It states that it’s medium coverage and created for HD photography. It’s a great medium to full coverage foundation, because you can build it up. I prefer not to, just because I don’t like having so many layers on my skin. For my wedding makeup I mixed this with the Mac ProLongwear, and it created the most beautiful second skin and lasted all day. Mixing foundations seems scary, so play around with them to find out what works best for you.
If you’re looking for a foundation for special occasions, try this one out!
BB, and CC cream in one. It’s a gel to cream consistency and feels so luxurious on the skin. The technique that I use is a little more work then just blending it. Because I have such oily skin, I blend this in with a flat kabuki brush, my favorite is the Sigma F80 brush. Then after letting it sink into my skin, I’ll set it, lightly, with a matte powder like the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder. This locks the product into the skin so it doesn’t budge. After which I’ll apply a highlighting concealer under the eye, and set it with the BareMinerals Illuminating Mineral Veil Powder. This is my go to for a dewy, not oily, natural makeup look. This would also be a good foundation for more of a dry skin type but I love this product so much I’ll take on the extra steps. On the days that I’m feeling more dry, I tend to lean towards the complexion rescue.
This product claims it lasts for 15 hours. This is true, I tested this product out a week prior to my wedding, and had my skin matched to my tan color. I self-tanned prior to the wedding so the color I currently have is NC30, so generally I rarely use this unless I am tan. My favorite part about this product is the longevity and wear. A full coverage foundation, which sinks into the skin is perfect for a glam look. For application a brush works the best, in my opinion. Generally I switch between the Sigma F80 or the Morphe M439. Prolongwear was actually recommended to me by an freelance makeup artist. After using this, I want soo many more MAC products because they’re so high quality. I do believe you get a bang for your buck in this product, and the brand in general.
If you can’t tell by the photo but this is my most loved foundation. This is my ride or die. I believe it to be the best full coverage foundation for oily skin, and the best foundation for acne prone skin. One of my good friends introduced this to me a few years ago and I love love love it! It’s a nice matte finish, but when it sets into the skin it’s satin like. I can wear this all day in the heat, and it doesn’t budge. It’s truly amazing. To blend this in, I’ll start with a brush and then blend over with the beauty blender. Because I’m such an oily skin type, this doesn’t dry out my face either. I recommend this over and over to any combination or oily skin types. This is a life changer! It sets beautifully with the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder.
Again, I want to reiterate I am NOT a makeup professional. These are just my favorites, and recommendations to try out.
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