Makeup for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin!

Makeup for oily and acne prone skin

Oily skin is when your skin produces a lot of oil and is prone to breakouts because of interaction with bacteria. Makeup is anyway a tricky and hard process, it becomes even difficult to put it on oily skin as the chemicals in the makeup products may even react more with oil causing more acne and whatnot. However we have you covered, look at these 10 tips that will help you achieve a flawless makeup look you have always hoped for:

Step 1: Using a Primer

Oily skin girls need to use a primer. A primer not only provides a smooth canvas for makeup to stick on but also helps with mattifying your makeup. Apply a primer all over the face, especially areas that produce a lot more oil, like your T-zone.

Step 2: Skip Concealer

Applying concealer to conceal your eyelids will lead to creasing if you have an oily skin type hence avoid it. Instead, use a primer only that is meant for your eyelids.

Step 3: Foundation

Use a matte foundation that is fit for your skin type. A foundation is the core of makeup and is very necessary when it comes to achieving a flawless base. Apply foundation using a clean Beauty blender or use your fingers.

Step 4: Powder

You may think that the correct step is to apply a lot of powder to your skin to set the foundation and base products. However, that is wrong, applying a lot of powder will actually lead to releasing more oil from your skin to compensate for that. Hence apply oil to only areas that get oily easily.

Also Read: Makeup Tips for Sensitive Skin!

Step 5: Blush

Use a blush that is not cream-based. Instead, go for a powder blush. This will help you give a more matte look. Best for oily skin girls.

Blotting papers:

Make sure you carry blotting papers with you as the outside temperature and heat can lead to producing oil from your skin. Touch up your makeup with blotting paper and a little bit of setting powder whenever necessary.


Always look for products that are not oil-based, choose less oily products. Stay away from cream products and highlighters. Go for powdery products.


Apply mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow to define your eyes. Makeup is a form of art and you can use these steps to play around a lot.


Makeup for oily and acne prone skin

don’t go for a cream-based lipstick. Instead, use matte lipsticks in whatever shade you prefer. It can be pinks, reds, or the OG nudes.

Your tools:

Make sure you clean your makeup tools every day after usage otherwise the bacteria in the Beauty blender will cause more breakouts and react with your oily skin. Nobody wants that right? Use soap and makeup cleaners.

That’s it, ladies. I know it’s hard to choose the correct type of makeup products that not only give you a flawless look but also last for long. However, use the above tips and I am sure you will get the hang of it. Voila! Good luck!

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