Now that its approaching summer, I'm finding my skin is starting to get oilier. My t-zone in particular becomes very oily. Finding products that don't completely slide off your face by midday isn't easy. I've tried a lot of products over the years and I've found a few that have good staying power.
Face powder is an essential for any oily girls out there. I've used so many powders and I dread to think about how much money I've spent trying to find a decent one. These days I swear by loose powder as an initial setting powder - you can't take it with you on the go but it looks very natural and doesn't cake like a lot of pressed powders do. My current powder is the Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in fair. I actually meant to buy the neutral set powder and somehow picked the wrong one but its a fairly good product and brilliant value for money. You get a whopping 45 grams of powder in the pot, so it'll last for ages. It does a good job of controlling oil but for me, the Vichy loose powder combined with Revlon's color stay foundation is the ultimate dream team in terms of complete oil control - I can go most of the day without blotting which is normally unheard of for me. I'd probably opt for that one in future but the Ben Nye one is good for slightly oily skin types.
For my eyelids, a primer is a completely essential product. I used to the like the Urban Decay Primer Potion but I found it left my shadow looking really dry, so now I tend to use a MAC Paint Pot. I have nubile, which was limited edition but I'd say painterly might be similar. I use a shadow or another cream shadow over the top and it stays put really well.
In summer, I like to opt for a powder blush as I find they normally have better staying power (it does depend on the brand though). I love Illamasqua's powder blushes as they're highly pigmented, soft to touch and blend well. I like the shade 'tremble' for spring/summer - its a light peachy pink that's super pretty!
Do you have any essentials for oily skin?
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