An Easy Makeup Routine for Oily Skin

Much like choosing the right skincare products and routine, choosing the right makeup for oily skin can be a little challenging. The good news is that oily skin does have its benefits (the oil helps ward of wrinkles) the bad news is that the excess oil can cause makeup to slide off or disappear quickly. There are, however, a few things you can do to make sure your makeup stays put. Choosing the right products and adding an extra step or two to your routine will greatly increase your makeup’s staying power. Keep reading for our makeup routine for oily skin.

  1. Less is definitely more when it comes to makeup for oily skin. The fewer layers you have on your face, the less there is to melt or create shine. Choose a multi-tasking product that will provide coverage and protect your skin, like Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder SPF 20. The mineral formulation will cover any redness, blemishes, or imperfections, while keeping your skin protected from the sun and free radicals.
  2. If long nights have left you needing a little more help, a concealer works wonders. We like Dr. Hauschka Concealer, the liquid formula works amazingly on oily complexions and it contains just the right amount of shea butter to glide over your skin and help you fake a flawless finish.
  3. Dewy skin is always in fashion, but there is a big difference between a lit-from-within glow and looking like you’ve just slapped your face with oil. One key part of nailing the perfect glow is playing with textures. Luckily, with three shades in two finishes, Dr. Hauschka Matte & Shimmer Blush Trio takes the guesswork out of it all. Whether you apply the shades separately, layer them on top of each other, or just swirl and swipe, you’ll get the perfect glow every time.
  4. Eyeshadows tend to crease on oilier eyelids, so if your shadow disappears by lunchtime, it may be a good idea to invest in a shadow primer. Jane Iredale Lid Primer comes in three different shades and will help keep your eyeshadow in place. It can also be worn on its own if you’re feeling a little low-key but still want to look polished. Once you’ve applied your primer, choose a mineral eyeshadow from the Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow Palette. It contains four different shades to take you from day to night, and each shadow contains silk powder to balance oil production.

– Rebecca Harrisson