Makeup Must Haves For Oily Skin

Oily skin can be such a pain when trying to find the right makeup products. Oily skin is more prone to breakouts, so it’s important to look for key ingredients that help reduce oil.

Niacinamide is a key ingredient when it comes to reducing oil. Niacinamide helps regulate oil throughout the day so you don’t end up looking like a greasy French fry by 5PM. It also helps your lock in moisture which is key for us oily skin peeps! Another huge benefit is that it minimizes redness and shrinks pores. I don’t know about you, but I have to ice roll my face daily due to how red and puffy it is when I wake up. We love a good ice roller. In my opinion the NUMBER ONE BENEFIT is that is HELPS FIGHT AGAISNT SUN DAMAGE!!! Wear your SPF!!!

Mattifying products work best with oily skin. They are light weight, so you don’t break out as easily. I like to cake my face with makeup, so I definitely use all mattifying products. They suck up the excess oil throughout the day while hydrating your skin at the same time.

Here are some my favorite products that help leave me looking shine free!


MILK Hydro Grip Primer

$18 (Available at Sephora)

e.l.f. Power Grip Primer

$10 (Available at Ulta and Target)

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer

$64 (Available at Sephora and Ulta)

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster

$37 (Available at Sephora)

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer

$30 (Available at Sephora and Ulta)


Kosas: Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream

$28 (Available at Sephora)

NARS- Radiant Creamy Concealer

$30 (Available at Sephora and Ulta)

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer

$30 (Available at Sephora and Ulta)

e.l.f. 16HR Camo Concealer

$7 (Available at Ulta & Target)

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer

$10 (Available at Ulta and Target)


Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation

$5 (Available at Ulta and Target)

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Skin Undetectable Longwear Foundation

$30 (Available at Sephora)

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation

$38 (Available at Sephora and Ulta)

NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation

$49 (Available at Sephora and Ulta)

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation

$13 (Available at Ulta and Target)

P.S.- blotting pads are an oily persons best friend!

Let me know if you try any of these products out!

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