Pro Makeup Tips for Combatting Oily Skin


Oily skin can be quite the challenge. I personally have grow up with oily skin, and now as an adult, I’m learning to appreciate it more and more… Having oily skin: ages you far slower, acts as defense against UV rays, works against fine lines/wrinkles… just to name some of the benefits.

Here are a few ways I like to combat any excess oil, and keep my makeup looking fresh all day. And a major plus – these are tips you can add to your everyday routine with supplies you probably already own!



After applying any of your cream/liquid foundation and concealer, I like to then mist with a setting spray before any powder. I feel like this melds all your cream products together, especially if you used a cream blush or bronzer. I’m currently using this setting spray for myself, but also love this one for clients.

Another tip for BEFORE any powder products!

Take a clean cosmetic sponge and wrap with a tissue. Blot your entire face with this before setting with any powder. This will remove any excess oil and prevent any added texture to your makeup, while leaving your skin with the pigment. Less texture is always a good thing, and will give a much more natural effect without compromising  on coverage.
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My third tip is to set aside the translucent powders and go with a fuller-coverage product like a powder foundation. Yes, this will add to coverage, so just keep that in mind as you start your makeup application.

In the photos above, I have on both cream and powder, but I made sure to sheer out my RCMA cream products, and it still looks very natural. Light layers are the best way to go. You can always keep building up the coverage, but it’s hard to take away.

Try using a sponge or powder puff to really press the product into the skin. Skimping on it might leave the oily-er skin girls slipping and sliding. I know everybody wants “the glow” with crazy amounts of shine and highlight on fleek, but powder really is the magic glue that will hold you together throughout the day.img_2261


Thanks for reading!