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Top 5 Products for Oily Skin

Updated on February 16, 2018
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Punkmarkgirl is a freelance writer with a passion for DIY projects, natural health & makeup - featuring the best products for oily skin.

Does makeup slide right off your face? Does it look like you've dabbed olive oil all over your T-Zone by the time the clock strikes noon? If so, you need these top 5 products for oily skin!

The Secret? Select the Correct Products for Oily Skin!

When your pores produce too much sebum, it’s important to select the right products for oily skin. If a product is labeled "water resistant" or "waterproof" it is designed for long wear on oily skin.

Ever wonder why makeup REMOVER usually contains some form of oil? Because oil breaks down makeup, allowing it to be removed easily. So, if you have oily skin, it's like a layer of oil-based makeup remover is on your skin at all times.

Without using the correct balance of products, you will never achieve a matte, fresh look. Your skin oil will forever be dissolving the makeup right off your face! That’s why it’s so important to use oil absorbent or water resistant products - to ensure that you face stays shine free all day,

Here are my top 5 product loves for oily skin!


Best Products for Oily Skin
Best Products for Oily Skin
Dinair Water Resistant Foundation
Dinair Water Resistant Foundation

#1 Dinair Waterproof Makeup

As those with oily skin know, excess oil production can cause liquid foundation to dissolve, leaving you with a streaky mess. That’s why it’s so important to select a water resistant foundation, as it will also resist sweat and facial oil. While no foundation is going to be 100% waterproof, Dinair Airbrush Makeup comes close. As long as you just blot your face with a towel, or allow it to air-dry, water and sweat will bead up and roll off this foundation. It also resists disintegrating when it comes into contact with skin oil - which means a long lasting finish that will keep you looking flawless all day.

Dinair Foundation can be applied with your finger tips, a makeup sponge, or with an air-brush spray gun. For instructions on how to apply the Dinair Airbrush Foundation without using the spray gun, check out this makeup tutorial from beauty blogger Candee Johnson or watch her video below.

Oil Blotting Sheets
Oil Blotting Sheets

# 2 Clean & Clear Oil Absorbent Blotting Sheets

If you have oily skin & the greasy residue is allowed to stay on your face, it can cause problems like sticky foundation, blocked pores and acne. People with oily skin will notice that oil accumulates after a few hours. You can use the Clean & Clear Blotting Sheets to wick the oil away.

Simply press the blotter sheet against your face (do not rub). It will soak up any oil that has gathered on top of your foundation. Clean & Clear Sheets are blue and feel like plastic, but several other companies like Palladio, ELF and Sephora, make blot sheets in paper form. They all work in the same manner to soak up excess oil. Toilet seat covers also work if you have nothing else to use!

Makeup Setting Spray
Makeup Setting Spray

# 3 Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray

This light weight makeup setting spray will add an additional surface of protection to prevent oil or sweat from ruining your makeup. If you’re active during summer weather, this is a must-have product to keep your makeup in tact.

Mist the Model in a Bottle onto your face after all of your makeup is in place, with your eyes closed. It takes about 30 seconds to dry, and will leave you with a transfer resistant finish that lasts all day.

Mattifying Powder for Oily Skin
Mattifying Powder for Oily Skin

# 4 Mattify Cosmetics ULTRA Powder for Oily Skin

When you have oily skin, oil absorbent setting powder is a product you should never be without. This powder can even be used as a primer before the Dinair Foundation, to absorb oil at surface level & prevent it from ruining your makeup. When used before founation, the Ultra Powder also helps protect pores, so you end up with fewer blackheads and breakouts. It absorbs far more oil than regular face powder, and provides a beautiful blurred finish when used as a setting powder.

Pat the ULTRA Powder onto your skin using a powder puff, and then blend out using a fluffy powder brush. For touch-ups during the day, blot with a Clean & Clear sheet first, then pat the Mattifying Powder onto oily areas. It blends flawlessly and can be reapplied several times as needed, without looking heavy or disturbing your makeup.

Waterproof Pen Eye Liner
Waterproof Pen Eye Liner

# 5 Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Pen Liner

Getting your eye liner to last all day can be quite the challenge for those with oily skin. Oily eye lids cause products to crease, fade and smudge – so it’s important to select waterproof eye makeup.

For a crisp, clean line, swipe the Stila Stay All Day Pen Liner along lash line. This pen liner is super easy to apply and can be winged at the outer corners of eyes, for a quick, flirty look. Best of all, it stays put until you take it off, so you won’t end up with raccoon eyes.

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How to Apply Airbrush Makeup Without Spray Gun by Kandee Johnson

If you have oily skin, you already know that your average drugstore makeup won’t quite cut it. These tried & true products for oily skin will leave you with a fresh look that will last all day or all night.

With the 5 products above, you can achieve beautifully matte makeup that looks natural. Applying heavy layers of thick product only contributes to oiliness; so it's very important to use light weight, long lasting products that you don't need to constantly reapply.

Perfectly Matte Makeup for Oily Skin
Perfectly Matte Makeup for Oily Skin

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