How to Do Long Lasting Makeup on Sweaty and Oily Skin

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Good wishes for this brand new year. Today I am going to discuss a much-asked question – How do I ensure my makeup lasts when my oily, sweaty skin refuses to cooperate? I understand how difficult it can be to do proper makeup, only to see it being ruined in a matter of few minutes. If you have oily skin, you need to put in just a little effort to get seamless and long lasting makeup. Read on to know these tips.

How to Do Long Lasting Makeup on Sweaty and Oily Skin

Clean your skin with an oil controlling cleanser

neutrogena face wash

The first thing to do is to start with a clean slate. Instead of a cleanser that strips off natural moisture, try a gentle cleanser that takes off excess sebum and gives you a fresh matte look. My top picks are: Avene Cleanance Gel, Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Foam and Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash.

Tone and moisturize

A good toner can make a difference for oily skin. Use an alcohol free toner, preferably enriched with rose water, cucumber extracts and witch hazel that would help maintain skin’s pH balance and give a healthy fresh look. Choose a moisturizer wisely – something that would hydrate but not add oil to your face. Try Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer, Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Matifying Cream Gel and Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer.

The perfect primer

la girl primer for oily skin

The smooth matte skin will elude you till you invest in a good primer. If you don’t want your makeup to melt in the humidity or your skin’s oils- get a great primer. It fills pores and gives that perfect canvas to showcase your makeup skills. You can check this article for the best primers for oily skin in India.

Do not forget an eyeshadow primer

A major challenge for oily skinned girls is that our eye makeup simply gives us racoon eyes. Blame it on our sweat glands that overwork, our eye makeup creases, smudges and budges. An eyeshadow primer preps the lids to hold the makeup longer without creasing. Some options to consider are Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and Inglot Eye Makeup Base.

Opt for matte and powder finishes

While choosing makeup for oily sweaty skin, the rule of thumb is to opt for matte and powder finishes. This holds true for foundations, blushes and highlighters. While you may love a cream blush, chances are high that it will melt easily with your oils. A matte powder finish will work in your favour.

Never forget the loose powder

colorbar loose powder

A loose powder or setting powder is your best friend. If you want your makeup to stay in place, this is a step you can’t let go. Dust some powder on your skin to give a neat finish and prevent greasiness from seeping in. I would highly recommend- MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, NYX Loose Powder and Colorbar Flawless Air Brush Finish Loose Powder.

Mineral makeup

Beauty experts recommend using mineral makeup, especially if your skin is oily, acne prone and sensitive. They are breathable and let your skin feel natural, without giving you clogged pores or greasiness. For long lasting makeup, this is a good choice. Mineral enriched foundations, powders and blushes are specially designed for skins that sweat and secrete oil a lot.

Set it with a spray

elf makeup setting spray

Seal the deal with a makeup finishing spray. This can help you rock your makeup even after hours, giving it a nice fresh look. Some miss that can stop makeup from budging are Elf Makeup Mist and Set, Bobbi Brown Face Mist and Urban Decay ‘All Nighter’ Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.

Avoid a lot of shiny creamy products

If you tend to sweat a lot, or have crazy oily skin- steer clear of shiny finishes. Shimmery highlighters, lip glosses, eyeshadow sticks and creamy contours aren’t the ideal choices when it comes to such skin types.

Keep blotting papers handy

essence blotting tissues

Last, but not the least- never leave the house without blotting papers. You can dab off the excess oil and look fresh even after hours, courtesy a mattifying blotting sheet.

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