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How to Apply Makeup When You Have Oily Skin

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How to Apply Makeup When You Have Oily Skin How to Apply Makeup When You Have Oily Skin How to Apply Makeup When You Have Oily Skin

Let’s be real: Oily skin can be tricky to deal with—especially when it comes to applying makeup over a shiny-looking complexion. Ugh, why it is that your face starts to look greasy midway through the day? The good news is, there are steps you can take to help ensure makeup stays in place on oily skin. So, the next time you’re ready to apply your face for the day, keep the following nine tips in mind!

1. Cleanse with Micellar Water

Start with a clean slate by cleansing your skin in the morning. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies. The best part about using a micellar water? You don’t need to be anywhere near a sink to do so! All you have to do is pour some out onto a cotton round and wipe the pad across your face. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles (oil molecules), that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin, no rinsing required.

2. Hydrate Your Complexion

Having oily skin doesn’t give you a free pass from applying moisturizer. It’s important to pick one that’s formulated for your skin type, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal Oily/Skin. This one’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water to help provide long-lasting hydration, plus it has a matte finish.

3. Start with Primer

When you have oily skin, chances are you’ve experienced a midday makeup melt before. That’s why using a primer first is a good idea when you have oily skin. The L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base has a silky, lightweight formula that glides onto skin, leaving it feeling velvety-smooth. Apply the primer each morning after moisturizing over your entire face or to targeted areas (such as an oily T-zone). It has a matte finish, meaning it won’t make you look shiny. Score!

4. Prep Your Peepers and Pout, Too

Don’t think of primer as just a useful product for your face—you can also use an eye makeup primer to help prep your lids for makeup application, too. In a pinch, apply a dab of foundation or concealer to your lids before swiping on eye shadow. You can also use a lip primer before applying lipstick.

5. Use Mattifying Foundation

Look for a foundation that has a matte finish if you have oily skin, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. You’ll want to avoid anything with a radiant finish, since that can make your skin look overly greasy. How you apply your foundation matters as well. Dab it on in rolling motions with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender for a seamless look.

6. Follow Up with Mattifying Powder

After you’ve applied foundation, sweep on a matte, oil-free powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder.

7. Finish with Setting Spray

To help keep your look in place all day, top it all off with a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray.

8. Don’t Leave the House Without Blotting Papers

Blotting papers are super-convenient and can be tossed in your purse for midday touch-ups. With just a simple swipe, you can help sop up any excess oil that has made it onto your complexion throughout the day.

9. Add a Clay Mask to Your Beauty Routine

Consider this your excuse to pamper your skin on the regular! The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask is formulated with three types of clay (kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava) and enhanced with eucalyptus leaf extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce the look of excess shine. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with water. Use three times a week for best results.