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8 Ways to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin

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Many people who have oily skin experience zits and other skin crusts and impurities on their skin. Though oily skin has benefits too as it gets less wrinkles and less fine lines but applying makeup is very difficult on oily skin as well. Here are some easy ways and ideas from makeup artists and a dermatologists to apply makeup on oily skin.

1. Prime Skin First: 

Makeup primer is very essential for skin. If your skin tone is oily, a good primer will certainly help before wearing thick layer of makeup.  According to Los Angeles-based makeup artist Emily Kate Warren, the T-zones should be covered with an oil-free anti-shine primer to get best and lasting results of any makeup

2. Prep your Peepers:

Avoid priming near your eye areas. If you have an oily complexion, avoid priming your lids with concealer. It will make a more oily effect. Though many women continually use concealers for extra sensual looks but always try to use a primer specially designed for eyelids that make sure you don’t have extra oil instead absorbing characteristics make your glow more beautiful.

3. Overdoing Powder or Base:

Overdoing face powder or base on your skin tends to push more oil. A good mate finish shine face powder comparatively make you more attractive but its extra use is not good at all for people who have oily skin. Dampening a makeup sponge and blotting on powdered areas also diminish the extra moisture from skin.

4. Carry Blotting Papers:

Carrying blotting papers along with you is also a good idea.  These blotting sheets certainly lift out the oil from your skin. Press blotting sheets on skin’s oily areas and then roll it off your skin to wipe out all the extra oil from the skin.

5. Oil-Free Products:

Using oil free cosmetics is the single biggest investment for one who has oily skin. There are plenty of products available in the market which are not only oily free but oil free products have special substances which are beneficial for oily skins. Especially foundation and blush should be oil-free and noncomedogenic. Noncomedogenic products clog skin pores while glycolic acids help oil to stay on skin for longer periods.

6. Long Wear Products: 

Water proof and water resistant skin cosmetics and products also called long wear products. The reason behind using long wear products is that water and oil can do same things to ruin makeup. Long wear eye products are also considered good as they also help with eyeliner and cream eye shadow over an eye primer.

7. Lighter Moisturizer: A light moisturizer helps hydrate skin pores without being greasy. But before even applying any moisturizer, press your skin gently with a tissue paper to remove extra oil. It makes skin smoother and calmer before a good thick layer of makeup.

8. Treatment Mask to Reduce Excess Oil: 

A good treatment mask is also very essential if you have oily skin. It’s also a part of improving skin efficiency for a good makeup applying routine. Nevertheless, masks that are made with kaolin or bentonite clay are best for oily skin. These types of masks naturally absorb oil and impurities making skin more attractive striking.

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