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PostSubject: How to Make Makeup Last Longer on Oily Skin   How to Make Makeup Last Longer on Oily Skin Icon_minitimeTue Sep 03, 2013 2:27 am


How to Make Makeup Last Longer on Oily Skin

Perfecting the art of making the makeup last longer on oily skin is no rocket science. Here are a few simple makeup tips for knowing how to apply makeup on oily skin like a pro. It broadly constitutes of the three ‘P’ steps, namely prepare, prime and primp.

Make up for Oily Skin


Primping the skin sets the stage for long-lasting and smooth application of makeup on oily skin. It includes cleaning-toning-moisturizing.

Choose oil-free face wash/cleansers and toners, which have glycolic acid. They keep excessive oily skin in check. Avoid high-alcohol content toners because they promote unnatural skin dryness and trigger an increase in natural oil production.

Select a gel or water based moisturizer, which gives a matte effect to the skin and allows it to breathe. The stage is now set for doling out the actual tips for makeup on oily skin.


A primer gives more grasping and clinging power over the rest of the beauty products that are applied on the face. Therefore, applying it is the first step while proceeding with base makeup. Choose a water based, anti-shine and oil-free primer. It should be applied all over your face evenly and smoothly.


The keywords for choosing the right makeup items are ‘oil free, shine free, long stay and water resistant’.

Foundation: Pick a light water based, soufflé and mousse or cream-powder foundation, especially those with matte effects. These will not melt or run out fast.

Compact: Use a compact, which is translucent and matte.

Blush: Make a choice between powder and matte blushes over cream-based ones. The best option is to select cheek gel tints because even the oiliest skin cannot get rid of them, unless you actually choose to cleanse it off.

Eye shadow: Use powder based eye shadows instead of cream or gel based ones. Stay away from shimmery eye shadows and opt for matte finish ones instead.

Eyeliner: Opt for a long wear, waterproof and smudge-free eyeliner for oily skin.

Lip Colour: You can play more freely with lip colour by picking any type of long-wear lipstick or gloss.

How to apply

Mix a bit of moisturizer with your foundation for better blending, making the consistency lighter and more staying power.

Piling on a lot of loose/face powder in order to blot the skin will only not clog the pores more and increase facial oil production, but also make the face look cakey and chalky. Therefore, restrict its use to shine pro areas like the T-zone, which comprises of the forehead, nose and chin.

Use slightly moisturized fingers to apply the cheek gel tint in order to prevent excessive dryness in the quest for long lasting makeup.

Prevent eye shadows from creasing or smudging by using eye primers. Skip sponge applicators and use eye shadow brushes instead. Apply a bit of translucent powder on your eye shadows to set it for a longer duration. Rub and re-blend eye shadows with your finger if you notice creasing at any point.

Line the lipstick with lip liner to prevent oil/perspiration from upper lip or chin from playing havoc with the lip colour.

Tips on how to remove: It is imperative to take as much care while removing makeup as when applying it to keep the skin in good condition. Use the cleansing-toning-moisturizing step again.

Other useful tips

Remove shine and oil by lightly dabbing with a blotting paper.

However, do not rub the face with it as this will not only irritate the skin but also take off the makeup along with oil.

Opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF if you do not want multiple layers of foundation and compact.

Apply makeup while right under the fan or in front of the air conditioner and go back to them if you feel the makeup melt. This will keep the face drier and hence less oily.

These are the most effective and long lasting makeup tips for knowing how to apply makeup for oily skin.

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