Summer is almost here and us oily gals need to take precaution and prevent our makeup from sliding off as soon as the sun starts being...well you know, the sun. It may seem excessive for beginners, but if you don't want to look like you're sweating profusely, you'll do it lol. Even if you have normal/combination skin, you can browse my favorite products and try out what you need. Here are my tips and product suggestions I like to use to keep the oil from seeping out . Major key alert: Prime and Set! The high end products are a bit pricey, but some of them do come in travel sizes that you can purchase so you can sample before buying the full one. Be sure to click the links if you want to make an impulse purchase ;)
Products not shown in the images are ones I've already finished or tried and analyzed it's staying power.
Primer. This is sooooo important! Ma'am, don't even attempt to put makeup on without priming your skin first. I suggest a mattifying primer or a smoothing one that will fill in your pores.
BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector - Mattifying... the most matte ever, actually.
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer - Smoothing and fills in pores
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water - Mattifying spray that helps control oils
MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer - Mattifying and smooths out the skin
Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer - Smoothing primer that controls excess oils and leaves a satin finish
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA - Mattifying & smoothing with a velvety texture, good for ALL skin types. (Esssspensive!)
Setting Spray. This is probably my favorite part. After your look is complete and you've mixed powders and creams, setting spray perfectly melts everything into one masterpiece.
NYX Matte Finish Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray - This is also available in dewy which I like to use in the winter months and can be used to create a slight glow
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water - Mattifying spray that helps control oils (Yes, it can be used as a before & after spray)
L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray - Horrible smell, but makeup will SET.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long- Lasting/De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray - Great formula and it's also a collab with Skindinavia (I like Skindinavia little better though)
Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray Oil-Control - Just wish I could insert the goat emoji here because G.O.A.T. When I first tried this I wasn't impressed because I tried the original formula, but the Oil Control is amazing!