5 Holy Grail Products You Need For Oily Skin

Blotting papers. Melting makeup. A shiny forehead. These are some of the struggles that every girl with oily skin will understand. For most of us with oily skin, makeup can be a struggle. Having to redo your makeup every 15 minutes while praying you don’t look like a grease ball is a nightmare only we can relate to. But guess what? We’ve searched high and low for products that work for oily skin, and we got you covered! With these products, wish your blotting sheets goodbye and say hello to your next makeup look! 

Pro tip: When you find your favorite product, be sure to use it for your next makeup look with Sebela!

1. Gel moisturizer 

You might be thinking, “I’m oily enough! Why do I need more moisturizer?” Rookie mistake. According to Eric Schweiger, founder of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, “By skipping the moisturizer, your skin will dry out and in turn rebound with more oil production, which can actually cause more breakouts.” Opt for a non-comedogenic, gel moisturizer which has a light consistency and won’t clog your pores. Moisturized skin is a perfect base for makeup, which allows it to stick on for much longer! 

Sebela’s pick is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, which is priced at $17.72 on Amazon. Hydro Boost is non comedogenic, alcohol and oil-free, and also contains glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which absorbs quickly to provide the perfect makeup base but also provides the moisturizing power of a cream. The gel-cream formula is worth a try with over 2512 customer reviews and a 4.7/5 rating! 

2. Mattifying primer 

A good primer will keep your foundation in place and tackle areas of high shine, especially your forehead and T-zone. For us oily skin girls, a silicone-based primer is the way to go, which helps diminish the appearance of pores while providing hydration. 

Our pick is MAC’s Studio Fix Mattifine 12hr Shine Control Primer, with the price of $35. This primer relies on witch hazel and salicylic acid to soak up excess oil, clears pores and keeps your skin looking fresh- even after hours of sweat! It doesn’t stop there; this mattifying primer promises a lasting improvement in skin texture for up to twelve hours. Using this can’t get any easier, evenly smooth the product onto cleansed face after moisturizer and before foundation with either your fingertips, sponge or brush. 

3. Stick foundations 

Stick foundations help absorb excess oil while offering smooth texture, which avoids cakiness on your face. Not only is it amazing for us oily skin girls, it’s also ideal for most of us in a time crunch. With just a few swipes and the dab of a brush, your perfect base is set with no fuss and spill. 

Our favorite is the Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick! This foundation stick provides medium coverage which enhances your complexion and provides a soft, matte finish. What more can our oily skin ask for? With the price of $14.90, the Velvet Matte Foundation Stick contains a built-in touch up blender on the other end, which is perfect for touch-ups on the go or when you want to blend your foundation in extra hard to reach spots!

4. Gel Blushes 

Ever heard of gel blushes? Gel blushes will provide the longest lasting pigment on oily skin while cream blushes wear away quickly on oily skin, to the extent where it may even fade away your underneath foundation or concealer! Gel blushes create a natural flush effect which is easy to work and layer with, giving you that natural, flushed-from-within glow! Here’s a blush tip from us; the best way to apply your blush is to dab some translucent powder before and after your blush application. 

If you love makeup as much as we do, you might have heard of Glossier’s Cloud Paint! The Cloud Paint is a lightweight gel formula which leaves your cheeks dewy, while being easy to build! If you think that doesn’t get any better, it has a special blurring pigment which gives a soft-focus effect. Translation: it won’t accentuate the texture of your pores, making it golden hour lighting 24/7 for you! Worth the $18 for sure.

5. Long-Lasting Setting Spray 

Kiss your crack makeup days away with a setting spray! A setting spray keeps your makeup in place while giving your face a nice matte finish. Our pick is the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, an award-winning makeup finishing spray which lasts up to 16 hours. It’s oil-free and goes on evenly for natural, smoother-looking skin. With temperature control technology, this paraben-free setting spray lowers makeup temperature to lock your look in place. Get yours now for $27.36

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