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9 Useful Makeup Tips For Girls With Oily Skin

Preparation is key.

Having oily skin can be a burden, especially if you’re into wearing makeup every day. Here, 9 important makeup tips you should know to keep your oily skin from ruining your look:

1. Start with skincare.

Stick to non-comedogenic skincare products that won't clog your pores.

2. Use a primer.

To make sure that your makeup—especially your base—won’t budge, smooth on a primer, focusing on your t-zone, where you produce the most oil. When picking products, look for key words such as “mattifying” and “pore minimizing.” You may also want to consider powder or liquid-to-powder type of primers to keep oil at bay.


Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer, P2,200, Beauty Bar

3. Don't forget about your eyes.

Make it a habit to prime your lids before putting on eye makeup. This will keep your eye shadow from creasing and your eyeliner from transferring onto other parts of your face.


NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base, P1,350, Rustan’s Shangri-La

4. Pick the right base.

Lightweight, mattifying, and oil-free bases will keep your skin looking flawless forever. We recommend the latest tinted moisturizer from NARS—it blurs out imperfections, evens out your skin tone, and offers high sun protection. Sulit? Sulit!


NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30/PA+++, P2,450, Rustan's Shangri-La

5. Always seal everything in.

Dust on some loose powder to seal in your makeup, focusing on your oily t-zone.


Maybelline White Super Fresh Powder Foundation, P299, Watsons


6. Use liquid-based makeup for your arches.

In some cases, your oily skin can also melt away brow makeup. If your brow pencils or powders aren't cutting it for you, brow liquid pens should be the best option. They're budge-proof and look incredibly natural.


K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow 24h, P795, Beauty Bar

7. Don’t be afraid of highlighters.

Highlighters can be a little intimidating, especially since you can look oily if you don’t apply it the right way. Senior Artist for MAC Cosmetics in San Francisco Louise Zizzo explains it's about where you place it. Ditch applying highlighter in between your brows, underneath the eyes, the tip of the nose, and the chin so you don’t look greasy—and focus on the apples of your cheeks.


theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, P945, Beauty Bar

8. Try a makeup setting spray.

Spritz it on your face as the last step in your routine to extend the wear of your makeup, particularly for big events.

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set, P500, Watsons

9. Blot before you retouch.

Before you pat or brush on face powder, blot first. You can use an oil-control sheet or a single-ply tissue and press it against your face. That way, you don’t end up with cakey makeup.

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