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How to Make Your Makeup Last (Especially If You Have Oily Skin)

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Applying makeup on oily skin can be a real challenge, from constantly dealing with midday shine to finding the right makeup formula that actually stays put. “Most oily skin types face shorter wear time with certain products, specifically foundation, eye shadow and blush,” explains Anna De La Cruz, director of brand development for Glo Skin Beauty, licensed esthetician and self proclaimed product junkie. “This is why it’s imperative to choose the right product depending on your skin’s specific needs. If not, you deal with the ramifications of an unflattering oily shine throughout the day and formula separation, which can accentuate fine lines and pores.”

While finding the right makeup that will work well with your overactive sebaceous glands is half the battle, De La Cruz says the other part of the equation involves keeping your skin clean, healthy and well-moisturized. “Key product descriptors to look for when on the hunt for makeup products that work well with oilier skin types are: oil-absorbing, mattifying, oil-free and long-wear. Also, by assuring skin is properly prepped, eyeshadow and face makeup will last longer, help control oily, unwanted shine and take a makeup look to the next level.”

Need more tips on how to apply makeup on oily skin? De La Cruz gives us more below—plus, her top recommendations for a flawless complexion!

 

  1. 1. Skip the foundation for midday touchups.
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    1. Skip the foundation for midday touchups.

    Glo Skin Beauty Luminous Setting Powder (formerly glominerals Luxe Setting Powder) sets your makeup for improved wear time as it provides a final layer of sheer, imperfection-minimizing coverage. Finely milled diamond particles diffuse light, creating a pearlescent soft-focus effect. Vitamins A, C and E hydrate, condition and brighten your skin while green tea extract neutralizes free radicals for a luminous, flawless
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  2. 2. Exfoliate at least three times a week.
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    2. Exfoliate at least three times a week.

    Glo Skin Beauty (formerly glotherapeutics) Clear Complexion Pads exfoliate your skin and break down oil to improve texture, tone and clarity. Salicylic acid penetrates into pores to deep clean your skin from the inside, out. By diving deep, the formation of blackheads, whiteheads and pesky blemishes are inhibited. Citric acid and spearmint soothe and soften to prevent irritation and relieve itchiness. Swipe one pad over you entire face, morning and night, to prevent the growth of bacteria and keep flare-ups at
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  3. 3. Don't forget to hydrate, even if you have oily skin.
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    3. Don't forget to hydrate, even if you have oily skin.

    Dry, dehydrated skin shows signs of aging sooner than skin that is naturally oily. The lack of moisture pulls at your skin showing the fine lines and wrinkles that age your complexion. Restore balance and strengthen your skin's protective, moisture barrier with the Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Light Moisture (formerly glotherapeutics Cyto-luxe Light Moisture).Humectants draw moisture from the air to deliver hydration to the areas of your skin that need it the most, providing all-day comfort and a natural plumpness. Your skin is left balanced, soft and supple with an improved tone and texture.
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  4. 4. Foundation primer is a must...
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    4. Foundation primer is a must...

    Glo Skin Beauty (formerly glominerals) Mattifying Primer instantly de-shines, refines and targets areas of excess oil production with its silky, oil-free formula. The matte makeup primer preps and perfects skin with a smooth, invisible finish that helps to eliminate shine, fill in fine lines and minimize the appearance of pores, all while extending the wear time of your makeup.Key Benefits: * Eliminates shine and helps to set makeup * May be used midday over makeup for touchups * Has an invisible, matte
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  5. 5. ...So is an eye shadow primer.
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    5. ...So is an eye shadow primer.

    Glo Skin Beauty (formerly glominerals) Shadow Primer helps you to create a vibrant eye statement that lasts. The lightweight, silky formula glides on smooth with lasting, crease-free, smudge-proof staying power that intensifies your eyeshadow color.Key Benefits: * Glides on smooth without tugging on skin * Intensifies the color of your eye products * Prevents your eyeshadows from
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  6. 6. When it comes to foundation, choose a satin or matte finish.
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    6. When it comes to foundation, choose a satin or matte finish.

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  7. 7. Set cream blush with a powder blush.

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  8. 8. And finally, don't forget to set your makeup.



Managing Editor, Dermstore Blog

Gracee Tolentino

Gracee Tolentino is the former managing editor of the Dermstore Blog. After spending 10 years of her writing and editing career working in the travel and food industries, she finally found her true calling: beauty, health and wellness. In her spare time she enjoys trying out new beauty products, reading creative non-fictions, creative writing and exploring the world. Her number-one beauty rule: Never leave the house without applying sunscreen.