Mini Review: Best Makeup Products for Oily Face

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Hello gorgeous! If you’re tired of very oily face, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve had this issue for as long as I can remember. I have tried everything under the sun and these are the best makeup products I recommend for anyone with very oily face. Here’s a quick, down-to-the-point mini-review.


BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector $36

The Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector by Becca is an oil-control primer that shrinks your pores giving you a mattified skin. The product acts as liquid blotting paper and the matte effect lasts up to 12 hours. I compared 3 different oil mattifier in a previous post (Becca, Laura Mercier, and Mary kAykAy) and loved this primer the most. It is silicone-free, oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free.

Final thoughts: Apply on clean dry face preferably after washing your face. Pay special attention to oil-prone areas like your T-zone. Wait a 2-3 minutes to allow the product shrink pores before applying your foundation.

LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer $44

This Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is an oil-free lightweight makeup. It provides light to medium coverage so perfect for those who just want a hint of color to mask minor imperfections. It also contains UVB/UVA SPF 20 sunscreen to protect against the damaging effects of the sun. I have heard good reviews about the Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer but I haven’t tried it yet because I don’t think it’s the best for oily skin. Have you tried it? Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below.
Final thoughts: Can serve as a base for more extensive foundations. This product is especially good for those with sensitive (acne-prone) skins. It can be layered for additional coverage.
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    KAT VON D Lock-It Foundation $35

    I love this Kat Von D Lock-It full coverage foundation because it is transfer resistant and also leaves a matte finish on my skin. This product provides a 24 hour long-lasting effect while being oil-free and paraben free without leaving a caky feeling on my skin. I noticed some shine at the end of my day with this product but I’ll take ‘some shine’ over a full on ‘glow ball’ effect.

    Final thoughts: I’m in love with the packaging – an airless pump chamber that prevents contamination. It provides a matte finish and a hydrating effect both at the same time. Definitely the best full coverage foundation I’ve used. 
    The de-slick Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay is oil freeparaben free, and utilizes temperature control technology. I have had this product for a little over 3 months and I swear it’s like an invisible blotting paper. I also noticed that it prevents my eye shadow from smudging and fading. I use both this product and the Becca primer for maximum oil-free skin.

    Final thoughts: Shake well and spray focusing on problem areas. Use after applying your makeup to fight against oil and shine. It even comes in a smaller size that fits into a purse ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    My basic daily makeup routine is as follows:
    1. Apply the Becca ever matte primer (wait for 2-3 minutes)
    2. Apply foundation: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer for light coverage OR Kat Von D lock-it foundation for full coverage
    3. Mist on Urban Decay setting spray all over face in a “Z” motion (3-4 sprays)

    Quick tip: Try to wash your brushes at least weekly as it helps to prevent buildup of makeup and helps reduce frequent breakouts. P.S: If you found this mini review helpful, you may also love to read my post on 5 Hidden Gems to a Healthier Skin. Want more? Join me on Bloglovin’ to keep up to date on posts like these. As always, thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll be in touch with you soon.


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