I know that I don't have oily skin but I've worked on clients that have had minor to major oil issues. Especially teens. So I know how aggravating it can be. I've compiled a few products that I find are helpful for everyday to events. Keep in mind I do both consultations to help people learn how to do their makeup and what will work best for them and their features and issues, also on occasion I do events as well like weddings and proms depending on my health issues at the time. So I feel like I get to see both sides of the spectrum every day and special days.
I worked with someone recently who had the most oil I've ever seen in my whole life. So after some revisions to her makeup we finally got her makeup to stay on and matte for about 6 hrs. I wanted to tell you exactly what I used.
First we used Murad Oil Control Mattifier Lotion
Next we used Makeup Forever Step 1 Equalizer Mattifying Primer
I used kabuki brushes to stipple the foundation into the skin instead of a damp Beauty Blender, which seems to make things dewy on it's own.
Then I used two separate oil control/free foundations for both coverage, color, and to thin one out. Which was Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily to Combination skin then mixed Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation. The Laura Mercier is much thicker and full coverage and can look a little cakey so I used the Revlon Colorstay to thin it out mainly, but also lighten the color up some to match her.
Then I used all Matte powders on her. I used ABH Contour Powders the matte ones, and the contour colors to contour, and then I used matte blushes. I think I used MAC Royal Sunset with a little Peaches thrown in.
No highlighter what so ever because we knew she would get some shine at some point so we didn't want to run the risk of bringing to much attention to it like highlighters tend to do.
Last but not least we set it with Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Setting Spray. I sprayed it on a flat kabuki brush first and pressed it on the skin and then sprayed it onto the skin.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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