The Classic Brunette: Best Makeup Products For Oily Skin

Monday, November 7, 2016

Best Makeup Products For Oily Skin

I've talked about my best friend and roommate Steph many times on the blog, but today she's sharing her own guest post! She's been working on this for a while now and is here to share about something that I don't have any experience with: oily skin. If you've seen my beauty posts before, then you know I have dry skin, but I know that isn't the case for all of you. So without further ado I'll let Steph take it from here! – Sami


Hey there, Steph here! I’m taking over the blog today to give you a different perspective on some products and brands that work for me. Before we begin let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm Sami’s best friend of thirteen years, roommate of two years and sometimes her photographer. You could say I'm the full package. I love makeup, travel, food, working out, and my precious dog Tibs. (shameless shout out, he has an Instagram @tibs_the_pyr).

Well now that you know me, let's begin! The biggest way that Sami and I differ is that she has dry skin and I am super oily. So to help all of you ladies out there, here are my tried and true products that help me control my oily face without looking cakey.

I start everyday using The Body Shop’s Tea Tree facewash, toner, and moisturizer. It is designed for acne prone skin and even though I'm past that phase of my life (bless) I find that it clears off all of the oils on my face without drying me out. When I'm wearing a full face of makeup, I always use a primer. Learning how to use a primer has changed my life. I use NYX’s Eyelash Primer for false looking lashes that are really yours. I also use Smashbox’s 24 Hour Photo Finish Eyeshadow Primer because there is nothing worse than creases on your lids. But, if you're going to only purchase one primer, I have found that Hourglass’s Mineral Veil primer is the absolute BEST. It works under any foundation and doesn’t leave a residue. My older sister told me about it and I didn’t want to commit because it's expensive but after I ran out of my tester simple I immediately went back and bought the full size. Plus a little goes a long way, I've been using it for years now and I just started my second bottle. When it comes to foundation, it really is a personal choice.
Here are my recommendations for all day wear:

Lancôme Idole Ultra 24 Hour Liquid Foundation: I've used this for years and I love it for special occasions. It's a full coverage foundation so I personally don't love wearing it everyday.

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Mattifying Foundation: This is my favorite foundation ever. It's a little pricey but if you feel as though you’ve tried everything else and nothing is keeping the shine down, this foundation is the way to go. It goes on like a liquid but magically turns into a matte powder. I honestly don’t know how it does that but I promise you it looks and feels amazing!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse: This is my steal pick of the day. It only costs 5 dollars at Ulta! This foundation is my newest purchase but so far I can say it will be an item I purchase again and again. I recently went on vacation to Hawaii and got a tan so none of my foundations matched anymore. I didn’t want to spend upwards of $50 on a foundation I would only match for a few months so I did my research and this was the winner. I know that was a lot of foundation but stick with me because I'm almost done.

I finish off my look with Urban Decay’s De-Slick translucent Setting Powder and if it's going to be a long, hot day I will also use their All Nighter setting spray. I also have a travel size of the setting spray that I keep in my purse to freshen up my look throughout the day. My last tip is to purchase face wipes from Costco, Target or even your local Grocery store and keep them in your car, bedside table, purse and backpack because sometimes there is nothing you can do to keep the oil away except to start fresh.

I’m always looking for new products and beauty secrets to try so if you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments below!

XOXO
Steph


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31 comments:

  1. I don't have oily skin but I love using tea tree to combat breakouts it is my lifesaver!

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    1. I use tea tree occasionally for my dry skin and it's great!

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  2. I've heard awesome things about that Rimmel Foundation!
    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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    1. Stephanie swears by it! Plus you can't beat the price!

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  3. "You could say I'm the full package." Ha! Love it! There are a few of these I've never tried before, so I'm interested in your opinions.
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

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  4. I love the Rimmel foundation, the only issue is I have trouble making it not cakey!
    xo, Hannah
    hannahwithacamera.com

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    1. I believe Steph tries to really attack it with her beauty blender so that doesn't happen, haha!

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  5. I have oily skin, so I really appreciated this post! I've really gotten into The Body Shop products lately, so I'll have to check those products out.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  6. This post is perfect! My skin is so oily, I'm trying these products!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. So glad Steph's guest post could be helpful for you! :)

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  7. Such great products! I may need to check these out!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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    1. Thank you Amy! I'll let Steph know you enjoyed her post!

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  8. I need to try ALL of these!!! I've never had bad skin (thank god) but I do have a small bit of combo skin and throughout the day my T-zone gets oily! I can't wait to try that Smashbox one!

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    1. Steph is obsessed with the Smashbox product, hopefully it works out for you! :)

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  9. I have oily skin and I would love to try out the Urban Decay setting powder.

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    1. Steph really loves it! Let me know if it works for you!

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  10. Love this post! I have oily skin and that urban decay setting powder is AMAZING. I swear buy it!

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    1. Thanks so much Kathleen, Steph swears by that powder! I'll let her know you enjoyed her guest post!! :)

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  11. Fun review for those of us oily skin gals. Thankfully I've found a fantastic daily oil control SPF that whips my oily skin for all day...keeping this in mind for next time I need more coverage...

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    1. Thank you! I would love to know about the SPF you use so I could pass it along to Steph!

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  12. I have super dry skin!!! but these sounds great!

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    1. I do too! I have a few other skincare posts on here about how I handle my skin if you want to check them out! :)

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  13. Personally, I struggle with dry skin but I will share these with my sister, thanks!

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    1. Same here Shane! I have some other posts about my skincare routine on the blog if you want to check them out, but hopefully your sister enjoys this post!

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  14. I have super oily skin so I found this to be so helpful! Thank you, hot footing to Sephora as we speak to buy an hourglass primer 😂

    www.phillippabeauty.com

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    1. Haha, glad Steph's guest post was helpful!! I'll let her know you liked it, and I hope the primer treats you well!

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  15. I love this post! I have been in search of some great products oily skin. I'll have to try some of these out :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the post! Hope some of these products work out for you!

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  16. this is such an awesome post! I personally love Urban's setting powder! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  17. I don't really have oily skin myself but the products here look great!

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