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The Best Foundation For Oily Skin

The Best Foundation For Oily Skin
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Oily skin can be a tricky one to combat and somewhat ‘high maintenance’

When you’re looking for the best foundation for oily skin there are different factors to consider. Be sure to eliminate oil from your face and products in your makeup bag. When you’re making purchases keep an eye out for products that are, mattifying, dermatologist tested, free from oil and non-comedogenic.

Your skincare routine and the products you use will impact the amount of oil your skin produces.

A top tip would be to look out for an ingredient called ‘glycolic acid’, (we love the Rodial acid rush peel) this will help to reduce oil production, which will lessen the chance of your makeup melting.

Expert Advice

There are lots of techniques you can adopt to get a longer lasting finish from your makeup. Before you apply foundation apply a primer that is specifically targeted for oily skin, it should offer benefits such as, mattyfing, pore minimizing and shine free, a skinstore favourite is the Stila Stay All Day Beauty Balm. Properly preparing your skin before your foundation application will determine how well your makeup lasts.

Layer up

To assure you get maximum durability lightly layer your foundation. Once you have primed your face, apply a layer of your chosen foundation. Let the first layer dry for and after 5-10 minutes apply a second layer. Ensure you keep the layers of foundation light to avoid a heavy look and this will definitely maximize staying power.

Don’t be afraid to try different foundations. More than often enough the skin becomes immune to foundation so it is advised that you change your foundation every 6-8 months. Here’s a list of foundations we recommend for oily skin.


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