How To Apply Makeup To Oily Skin

Hi guys!

In an ideal world, I’d have beautiful blemish-free skin, zero pores and no excess oil. In the real world, my face is so oily and makeup thinks my face is a Slip ‘N Slide. I’m going to share with you step-by-step, what products I use to help keep my oily face at bay throughout the day.

The best way to start is to make sure you have a clean face and clean fingers. Clogged pores ain’t cute and there’s less chance of dirt and oils being trapped if you’re working with a clean base and clean tools.

  • Once you have completed your prepping, it’s time to finish that up with an oil-free or gel based moisturiser. I like to use Simple’s Oil Balancing Moisturiser from Boots for £4.29. It’s really moisturising and lightweight enough that it doesn’t leave a greasy texture. This is a great base on its own however I still like to go in with a primer on top.
  • After your moisturiser has soaked into your skin and your feeling hydrated, it’s time to apply your primer. Benefit’s ‘The Porefessional’ primer gel is ideal for people with combo/oily skin, however it does come with a bit of price tag of £23.50. The matte primer instantly blurs pores, and absorbs excess surface oil. It’s best to apply a small amount of primer only on your oily areas, and not your whole face.
  • Once you are primed and lovely, it’s time for foundation. For my everyday look, I like to use Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless. This foundation offers a lot of coverage (what pores?) but still feels so light on your face. It’s also really affordable at £6.99 from Boots, which is a bonus if you ask me! But if you are looking for a more high-end foundation, Urban Decay’s All Nighter  retails for £29.50 and is an amazing foundation for this skin type as it is oil-free and absorbs excess oils to reduce shine.
    • Avoid applying your foundation with your fingers as you will have a better finish using a BeautyBlender or foundation brush. My favourite brush is Morphe’s Y6, this leaves an almost airbrushed finish and you will look FLAWLESS!
  • The next step is to apply your concealer, you can use whichever one works best for you. After you’ve blended your concealer, you need to lock it in with loose powder. Too Faced Peach Perfect Loose Powder is a really good powder to use under your eyes and over your T-Zone. I also like to dab a bit on my chin as that can be quite oily too. Leave this for a minute or so to allow it to soak into your skin then dust off the rest with a powder brush.
  • You can then carry on applying the rest of your face as normal. Before you leave the house to start your day, be sure to apply setting spray to really make sure your makeup stays put. Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray is a classic which everybody loves, you can buy this for £24.00. Another great setting spray is Skindinavia’s Bridal Finishing Spray, this costs £16.80 from BeautyBay and I find it to be stronger than the UD spray.

When you are out shopping for makeup it is always best to go for products for your skin type, the product needs to be oil-free and please avoid coconut oil at all costs. Coconut oil will sit heavy on your face, making you more oily than before.

Here are a few tips to help you combat that oily sheen:

  1. Avoid washing your face too often, it may seem like the obvious choice to wash off the oil but this means you are stripping the natural oils which will encourage excess oil production. No thanks!
  2. Try not to touch your face as this will transfer the germs from your hands to your pores, causing them to clog.
  3. Carry blotting paper in your bag to dab at your face during the day.
  4. Another staple in your bag should be pressed powder for you to touch up during the day.
  5. Keep your makeup brushes clean. They are a gold mine for germs and so, ideally you want to wash your base makeup brushes after each use or at least after every 2nd use.

I hope you liked this post, and has helped you! I am always looking for new tips so if you have any, feel free to leave them in the comments below 🙂

Love, Beth x

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NEW Urban Decay: Born To Run Palette Review & Swatches

Hold on to your seats ladies, Urban Decay have released their prettiest palette yet…

Born To Run.

Inspired by #wanderlust and #wishyouwerehereUD have created a perfect blend of colours that are universally flattering on every skin tone, and easy enough to create a multitude of different looks. The all-in-one palette is so diverse in a way that you can create a natural day look, smokey date night or a full on shimmer fest – all using the same palette. This was created with the intention of travelling light as you’ll have everything you need here, including a full size mirror which is. BOMB.

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It is a seriously pretty palette and with an impressive 21 shades, it has almost double the amount the NAKED palettes have (still love you, girls!) with a good range of neutral mattes and colour popping shimmers. I’m a copper lid, nude lip kinda girl but the colour range does inspire me to branch out a bit. The shades are, as usual, buttery smooth and so easy to blend its drool-worthy.

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While the pan sizes aren’t huge, they are still a decent size and keep in mind the main selling point of Urban Decay’s campaign, creating multiple looks on-the-go, hassle free. If the pans were bigger they would take up more space. 

The only problem I had was picking up the shimmer with my brush, even after drowning it in MAC Fix+, I still had a lot of fallout so if this is your preferred method, be sure to pack your favourite loose powder under your eye before hand to dust it away afterwards. Although it does seem to work better using my finger to press it to my lid.

Overall, I think this palette is well worth the money and I would definitely recommend it for the practical traveller who doesn’t want to carry around 10 eye shadow palettes (can’t relate, lol) but also to your everyday person where eye shadow is a staple for your look.

I hope you all liked my review, what is your favourite eye shadow palette? Leave a comment below! 🙂

Love, Beth x

This palette retails for £39.50 and is now available to buy on their website and will be available in UK stores from 2nd August 2018.