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?