There’s a first time for everything.
Do you struggle with oily skin turning your makeup into anything but matte?
Why not use this natural glow to your advantage, and transform oily skin into a dewy, satin-inspired finish. We have hand-picked just a few products to make the subtle transition, which are also packed with skin-loving nutrients to keep your face feeling hydrated.
Use a dry oil
Many women with oily skin believe that using a dry oil will only encourage their skin to produce more natural sebum. It’s actually quite the opposite! Try and use a dry oil a few times a week before going to bed, since it is wonderful for all skin types.
Rather than leaving your skin feeling oily and sticky, a dry oil is actually more hydrating than a moisturiser. It also leaves your skin with a natural glow which cannot be replicated through any other product.
ModelCo Rosehip Luxury Facial Oil, $20
Hydrate with a gel
Gel products are amazing for oily skin since they don’t feel thick and cakey immediately after application. Rather than using a basic moisturiser, use a hydrating gel to lock-in moisture and help to revitalise skin from the inside out and with added radiance!
They can be used as a primer before applying makeup, an eye cream, and also to cool-down aggravated skin.
L’Occitane Angelica Hydrating Vital Gel, $52
Use an SPF of 30
Rather than blotting your face with a sheet or translucent powder throughout the day, control the shine by limiting the amount of SPF on your face. Sometimes foundation with too much SPF (we’re talking 50+) can leave even dry skin looking completely oily and unmanageable. Apply a thin layer of translucent sunscreen on your skin, to avoid a shiny, white flashback by the early afternoon.
This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF 30, $46
Try an illuminator
One of the best tips is to limit the amount of foundation you put on your face. Sometimes skin can completely freak out from the layers of makeup used to achieve a ‘natural’ finish. Fake it with an illuminator which you only need to apply on the angles of your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and through the brow bone for that subtle, sun-kissed glow.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, $76
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