There isn’t much good to be said about having oily skin — pores are large, makeup slides off and often, despite your best efforts, an oil slick shows up by noon. Even our favorite CeleBeauties like Alicia Keys are plagued with oily skin. On the upside, oily skin does age well, so there is a bright side to having oily skin.
In the meantime, using oil control skin care and makeup that controls oil production will keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day. We rounded up a few beauty staples that we have put to the test and we love them for summer beauty essentials and year-round as well.
Try: Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++ $39.50
A shine-reducing moisturizer that controls oil for up to eight hours, decreases breakouts, and protects skin.
A makeup primer and pore minimizer that stays put for eight hours.
3. Tinted Moisturizer
A perfect blend of skincare and makeup that helps control oil-breakthrough and gives skin a sheer hint of color for a healthy, natural glow.
A creamy, medium coverage foundation controls shine throughout the day and leaves an exceptionally smooth, matte finish.
Try: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush $28
Try: Kat Von D Ink Liner $19
An ultra-rich and waterproof, felt-tipped liquid pen eyeliner for up to 24 hours of instant drama and effortless, bold definition.
A refillable, six-shade eye palette with expertly curated, primer-infused, nude shades.
A waterproof lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara.
Try: Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick $24
A lush, long-lasting, moisture-rich lip color.
11. Blotting Papers
A package of blotting linens to instantly absorb excess oil and treat and prevent breakouts without disturbing your makeup.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”