Having oily skin is a double-edged sword. While teenage girls envy the natural highlight of your skin, you are more prone to clogged pores and sneaky break-outs. Not to mention, when you wear your face mask you have higher chances of developing “maskne” or mask acne.
You’re also probably no stranger to your foundation base looking more and more like a grease mine as the day progresses. Isn’t that just frustrating? After all, you spent a considerable time perfecting your makeup look but your skin just doesn’t cooperate and breaks it down within a few hours. If your trustworthy skincare products are not helping, finding the right cosmetic products to suit your skin type is key.
On top of that, you need to know the right foundation hacks to ensure that your base lasts all day. Read on to learn our five tips on how to make foundation last all-day:
1. Moisturizing and priming are a necessity.
The first step in attaining that long-lasting base is making sure that your skin and foundation are the best of friends. A moisturizer balances the oil production of your skin, regardless if you have oily or dry skin. Skipping this essential step often leads your skin to create its very own moisturizer by secreting more oil.
Paint jobs achieve the best results when painters apply a primer beforehand. Similarly, priming your skin is necessary so that your foundation stays longer. Not only does a primer smoothen and blur the skin, but it also acts as a barrier between your skin and the foundation.
An oil-controlling or a pore-minimizing primer like the Facestudio® MasterPrime may just be your makeup savior.
2. A matte long-wear foundation is your top option.
A healthy friendship is two-sided. Hence, your foundation should match your skin as well. Finding the most suitable foundation can be intimidating. Besides matching the right shade, you also need to look for the foundation type that works well with your skin type.
You have many options you choose from, from the liquid foundation and matte foundation to long-wear foundation. For oily skin, a matte long-wear foundation is your best bet for a long-lasting grease-free look.
A matte long-wear foundation like the Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation offers you that blurring effect, and it keeps oiliness at bay. It’s a lightweight foundation that controls shine and blurs pores with its micro-powders. It can give you 12-hour oil control power, making it ideal for oily skin and long wear.
The new formula also features mattifying clay to help avoid pore-clogging which causes acne break-out and SPF 22 PA+++ to protect your skin from sun damage. Do you want to know more about this foundation? Watch this glowing review of the reformulated Fit Me Foundation by beauty vlogger Anne Clutz.
If you’re looking for a foundation that can withstand a full-day grind, SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation is for you. With its full coverage and flawless finish, it can give you a 24-hour comfortable wear.
3. Do not forgo baking and/or setting.
Layering liquid and powder on your face may sound intense. But this technique has long been a favorite by many beauty enthusiasts as it results in a flawless, red-carpet-ready finish. Baking and setting your foundation with powder elevates your look to a perfect 100.
An excellent makeup setting powder not only keeps your foundation intact but also absorbs oil. The Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Powder and Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation is a match made in makeup heaven. The Fit Me Powder has Perlite Mineral technology that absorbs excess oil and mattifies your skin. The micro-powders also give you the added benefit of blurring your pores.
To further ensure your foundation does not slip and stays in place, spritz your face with a reliable setting spray. The Master Fix Setting Spray prevents your makeup from melting and improves your makeup look’s longevity.
4. Choose a powder-based formula.
The beauty community has heavily pumped up the use of cream blushes, bronzers, and highlighters, along with the dewy look trend. However, if you have oily skin, it may be best to steer clear of this trend. Instead, opt for a powder-based blush, bronzer, and highlighter.
Heavy layers of liquids and creams on your face may result in a cakey and crumbly look. Fortunately, you have powder-based options to achieve that glammed-up look.
A great blush for a natural everyday look is the Fit Me® Blush. This long-lasting and blendable blush provides your skin an even and radiant glow.
Finish your look with the Facestudio® Master Chrome™ Metallic Highlighter for a melted metallic sheen. Thanks to its pearl pigments, you’ll achieve the radiant glow you are aiming for.
5. Carry blotting sheets.
There are times that no matter how matte and perfect your foundation looks at the beginning of the day, you still oil up under the midday sun. Fear not; blotting sheets can save you from the grease build-up.
Blotting sheets soak up the excess oil your skin produces without removing your makeup. Pat your face with a sheet to absorb the oil and re-mattify your makeup. Just make sure you are patting the sheet and not wiping or rubbing it against your skin.
Switch Up Your Foundation Routine
Excess oil can understandably be frustrating for any makeup lover. Thankfully, you can achieve that long-lasting glam with the right foundation for oily skin and skincare regimen. Try switching up your foundation routine by integrating the hacks mentioned above.
Remember, a good foundation routine has necessary steps you should not skip. Investing in foundations with formulas that suit your skin type is also crucial.
Most likely, you are not the only one with this dilemma. Share these tips with your friends and family!