Wednesday, 21 October 2015

my oily skin foundation routine




It's been an uphill battle between me and my skin, constantly trying to combat the oil and get a nice even, dewy base. Products made for oily skin usually come with tailgates like 'matte' or 'oil reducing' but I want gorgeous glowing dewy skin! It was exasperating because my foundation would shift throughout the day or disperse across my face. With such amazing Beauty Gurus around to influence and guide my once poor choices, I've stopped trying to battle my oily skin and started to try and work with it. 
This is just my foundation routine, my skincare is a whole other post! I could go on on, I'm a girl obsessed. There's something so special and empowering about feeling good in your own skin.
I'm not going to lie to you, my T Zone (forehead, nose and chin) look like Danny Zuko's hair after maybe... 2 hours of wearing makeup. My skins is super duper oily. With my routine though I gently blot and touch up with a tiny amount of powder around mid day and it stays perfect all day!
For base I have a power couple that help to create a strong oil control base, while illuminating and giving me that gorgeous glow I've been searching for.  Nars Pore Perfecting Primer and Chanel Le Blanc are what dreams are made of. My skin becomes very even, pores look and feel smoothed, and my skin gains a beautiful luminosity. Plus the Chanel base smells divine, sweet and powdery and very nostalgic. If they made it into a perfume I'd absolutely buy it.
Foundation is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I find it really build able, although it gives me the perfect coverage with just one layer. I'm not into heavy foundations, they look cakey and unnatural on my skin type, and full to heavy coverage doesn't give me the natural 'inner beauty' glow I'm aiming for. This glides on like a dream, evens out my skin and utterly glows. Throughout the day it doesn't disperse, thin out or go patchy like other foundations I've tried. The oil does come through but that can be blotted away. No touch ups of foundation required, just a dusting of powder along my nose. 
Concealer is MAC Pro Longwear, to be fully honest this is the only thing I'm not utterly raving about. It hides any underage circles I have perfectly and is okay for the odd blemish, but I'm absolutely on the search for something that steals my heart like the rest of these products. It is lovely though!
Then reaching for my other Chanel (I know I know... I'm just not a fan of drugstore base products for my face, they're defeated by my oily skin) Foundation this time the pressed powder. Isn't the package just beautiful? I gently dust this along my nose and forehead, run some under my eyes but leave my cheeks. We're working on a glow here!
Top this all off with a spritz or two of Fix + by MAC and I'm practically perfect in every way! Haha well not quite... but it is a routine I'm loving because it works well with my skin. 
What are some of your tips or routines for oily skin?



23 comments:

  1. I have dry skin but I'm tempted by some of these products anyway! I love Mac Prep and Prime for my skin but that Chanel one sounds dreamy!

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  2. I absolutely love the MAC concealer and it really seems to do the trick when I use it but I know what you mean about finding that product that steals your heart

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  3. I haven't tried these concealers and really do need to get a new one, I will have a look when I am out next

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  4. I tend to have dry skin especially in the winter months. I love mac products :)

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  5. I also have the same problems as you! I have tried the Givenchy Teint Couture fond du teint and it is really great! Great post and great products, I'm really tempted by Nars Perfecting Primer.

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  6. I've heard great things about the nars pore perfecting primer- must get me some x

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  7. I have super oily skin so have always wondered what the chanel vitalumiere aqua would be like on oily skins as I've only heard people talk about it on dry skin xxx

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  8. I love the MAC concealer pro wear. It has stolen my heart.

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  9. I am so going to have to give this a try - I also have such a oily tzone yuck! x

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  10. I have oily skin too. I try to carry powdered blotting paper to soak up excess oil on the go!

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  11. I have really dry skin so I try to avoid wearing anything but moisteriser. Luckily I'm not really into make up anyway.

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  12. Ooh I've never tried Chanel foundation but after your recommendation I think I'll give it a try when my current one runs out. Glad you've found a solution to your oily skin problem, I have combination skin so I feel like I need to apply different bits of makeup to different parts of my face! xD

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  13. I have combination skin and some of these products sound great x

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  14. My skincare routine is none existent at the minute and my skin is all over the place, I can't seem to find anything that works as I am really prone to breakouts. I will have to have a look at a couple of the products you mention.

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  15. I find it difficult to find foundation that works for my oily skin. I like the matte look, but they just go clumpy.

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  16. I've got oily skin, more so during the summer. The biggest difference came when I stopped wearing makeup so often and when I started cleansing my face.

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  17. I have yet to find a combination that doesn't leave my skin looking dry rather than greasy. I'm glad you have found a good in between. x

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  18. I have the exact opposite problem, skin that is so dry it cracks and flakes. At least there are good products out there that help cope with all extremes.

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  19. I love MAC! My skin is dry in places.

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  20. Oh I have the same problem with my skin! I just don't wear make-up that much anymore because of it, will definitely check these products out though

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  21. I need a decent concealer as I am getting older! Thank you for sharing, my daughter loves MAC> Kaz x

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  22. I am really intrigued to try this Chanel foundation! You look great!


    Dominika

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  23. I too have very oily skin, but can get quite dry around my cheeks near my ears. I have found mousse foundations seem to work best for me. I haven't tried any of these products but the chanel primer sounds good

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