Ugh, if you have oily skin, like wicked oily skin like I do, you know the daily (frustrating) struggle! Luckily, I’ve tried SO many [beauty] products in my life that I’ve found some tried and true products that do help with the oiliness, so I’m here to share with you, my favorite makeup products to combat that damn oily skin!
- The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Mattifying Lotion $15
Tea Tree is SOOOO good for oily skin and this mattifying lotion is the perfect option to keep your oily skin moisturized without overdoing it with added oils! I happen to love the scent of tea tree, which not a whole lot of people do, but luckily, I enjoy that scent. If you are one of those who does not like the scent of tea tree, don’t worry – it doesn’t linger on the skin, I only smell it while I’m applying it.
- Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel $28
OMG I LOVE THIS STUFF! I mix a bit in with my foundation and it really helps to keep me matte longer than any other primer I’ve ever tried, and it makes my makeup apply so beautifully smooth, it’s amazing and SO worth the money!
- e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer $4.99
This primer is great from the drugstore, it really makes my makeup apply nice and smoothly because it fills in my pores and smooths my skin really well, and you can’t beat the price!
- Ulta Beauty Demi Matte Foundation $14
I LOVE this foundation; a little more pricey than some other foundations, but OMG is it beautiful!!! The finish of it is so pretty and doesn’t look TOO drying like some other mattifying foundations. PLUS it has a pump! Come on!
- L’Oreal® Paris Infallible Matte Foundation $8.99
This foundation can look very drying in the Winter months so I only use it during the Summer months, but it’s so helpful in taming that oiliness. I like to use this on the most oily spots on my face and use a regular foundation (not so mattifying) on the rest of my face where I’m not as oily.
- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation $9.39
HOLY GRAIL – hands down. This foundation keeps me matte for a lot longer than other drugstore foundations; I definitely still have to blot with this foundation, but not as much as most other foundations. This is my go-to for my work days because it’s nice and light, keeps me matte for a while, and has a pretty finish.
- Ulta Beauty Full Coverage Liquid Concealer $9
What a beautiful concealer and TOTALLY beats out any other concealers I’ve tried – even high end concealers. How can you beat $9 for full-coverage?!
- Maybelline® SuperStay Better Skin Concealer $7.79
This concealer has such a pretty finish! It’s not as full coverage as some others, but I find this one just looks so brightening and beautiful on the skin and doesn’t add to the oiliness.
- Coty Airspun Airspun Loose Face Powder, Translucent $7.99
OMG OMG OMG – stop what you’re doing and go purchase this loose powder. This is a STAPLE in my makeup routine, I cannot live without this! It sets so beautifully on the skin, smells great, isn’t heavy at all, and keeps me matte. I’ve since moved to the “extra coverage translucent” shade, which is EVEN BETTER than its average “translucent” powder, but they’re both great.
- Milani Eyeshadow Primer $5.99
There is absolutely no need to purchase expensive high-end eyelid primers. This Milani eyeshadow primer works just as well as high-end eyelid primers and it’s only $6!!
- Ulta Beauty Matte Makeup Setting Spray $10
RIDE OR DIE! I’ve tried other mattifying makeup setting sprays, both drugstore and high-end, but this one beats out all of them! My skin stays so matte so much longer when I use this setting spray; it is AMAZING!