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!