4 PRODUCTS TO PREVENT OILY SKIN

WELCOME BACK!

 

In my previous blog post about Rihanna's foundation, I talked about how I’m an oily monster so I wanted to go over products that I adore to help fight those oils. Being an oily skin type, I'm always on the hunt for products that help with oils.

So let's jump right into it!

The first and MOST IMPORTANT step to prevent oils is skincare. I repeat, skincare! In order for makeup to work properly you need a nice, clean face to start with.

Skincare is key.

So my first product to help defend against oils are cleansers. Cleansers are meant to clean the face while removing makeup, dead skin cells, oils, dirt, and helps unclog pores. Cleansers are typically used with a toner and moisturizer. Here are some cleansers that worked well for my skin type.

 

 

"A foaming cleanser that helps clear pores, eliminate excess oil, and reduce shine. This maximum-strength foaming cleanser leaves skin tingly clean and refreshed. Formulated with skin-clearing saw palmetto, cooling mint, and pore-minimizing salicylic acid, these natural ingredients delete excess oil without overdrying skin. Pores are refined. Shine is reduced. And skin feels refreshed. Of course, less oil can lessen the likelihood of breakouts and blackheads. For oily skin."

"A foaming cleanser that helps clear pores, eliminate excess oil, and reduce shine. This maximum-strength foaming cleanser leaves skin tingly clean and refreshed. Formulated with skin-clearing saw palmetto, cooling mint, and pore-minimizing salicylic acid, these natural ingredients delete excess oil without overdrying skin. Pores are refined. Shine is reduced. And skin feels refreshed. Of course, less oil can lessen the likelihood of breakouts and blackheads. For oily skin."

"CLEAN & CLEAR Deep Action Oil Control Face Wash has a unique formula that is proven to clean deep down into pores, thoroughly dissolving oil, dirt & make-up. Its breakthrough Rice Extract Oil Absorbing System is proven to control oil throughout the day to keep skin oil-free for up to 8 hours. Leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh."

"CLEAN & CLEAR Deep Action Oil Control Face Wash has a unique formula that is proven to clean deep down into pores, thoroughly dissolving oil, dirt & make-up. Its breakthrough Rice Extract Oil Absorbing System is proven to control oil throughout the day to keep skin oil-free for up to 8 hours. Leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh."

If you are looking for an inexpensive cleanser, I would recommend the Clean & Clear. It is definitely worth it for the price. The Origins one is on the more expensive side, but also worth the money! Neither of these products left my skin feeling dry and normally a lot of cleansers do, so that is a plus!

If you don't already use a cleanser, I beg you to use one. It is definitely needed right after you remove your makeup.
Make it a part of your everyday routine.  Your skin will thank you for it!

The second product for us oily skin types would be a face mask. A face mask helps take care of your exact skin care concern and also helps pull out impurities. In this case, it's oily skin. There are tons of great masks out there, but these two have definitely been my favorites. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. 

 

"Therapeutic Sulfur Masque is a medicated formula with maximum strength 10 percent sulfur, purifying kaolin, and bentonite clays to dry and clear acne blemishes and help prevent their return. Designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, absorb excess oil, and help purify clogged pores, it soothes and calms with aloe vera."  

"Therapeutic Sulfur Masque is a medicated formula with maximum strength 10 percent sulfur, purifying kaolin, and bentonite clays to dry and clear acne blemishes and help prevent their return. Designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, absorb excess oil, and help purify clogged pores, it soothes and calms with aloe vera."  

"The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion."

"The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion."

 

I honestly cannot say enough good things about these two masks. While they do help with oils, they also help with preventing acne.

I'm down for killing two birds with one stone. 

The Peter Thomas Roth sulfar mask hardens over your face and feels tight, but once you wash it off it feels aaaamazing. The glam glow seriously does work on razor bumps and in-grown hairs, it's true! You can even put it on down there... if you know what I mean.

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Some masks can be used everyday, however I recommend only using these products once or twice a week after you get out of the shower. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. 

You will see a difference in your skin.


The third product I want to talk about is a primer. Primer is a base for foundation that lays a thin layer over the skin to allow foundation to go on smoother and last longer. 

I mentioned in my last post that I normally don't wear primer, but when I decide to or when I apply on clients, these primers are the ones I turn to for clients with oily skin. 

"A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear."

"A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear."

"Blot Out Offensive shine + oil control cream. Instant Matte / Anti-Shine Moisture Cream can be used alone or as an HD Primer under make-up. Controls oil secretion and maintains your make-up application for up to 14 hours."

"Blot Out Offensive shine + oil control cream. Instant Matte / Anti-Shine Moisture Cream can be used alone or as an HD Primer under make-up. Controls oil secretion and maintains your make-up application for up to 14 hours."

I promise you these products are to die for. The great thing about the Nurturing Force is that it's kind of like a 2-in-1. It can be worn alone as a moisturizer or under foundation as a primer. 

The primer for Makeup Forever is spectacular! It glides on your face so smooth and really does keep your face matte throughout the day. Apply a pea size amount of primer to your fingers and use on your face. You don't need a lot of this. 

Makeup Forever is one of my favorite makeup lines because they have so many different products that just work. From foundations to eyeliners to eyeshadows, they really got it going on. 


My fourth and final product that I recommend for my oily skin gals is a translucent power. A translucent powder is generally used as setting powder to blur fine lines and pores, giving you an extra-perfect look. People also use it to "bake", but I like to use it a different way.

 

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"Translucent Loose Setting Powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture. This bestseller creates a modern, matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage, while it absorbs oil and reduces shine all day. The pros know why it's their favorite: the powder is a little denser than an average powder, providing super smooth, even application and blending".

"Translucent Loose Setting Powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture. This bestseller creates a modern, matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage, while it absorbs oil and reduces shine all day. The pros know why it's their favorite: the powder is a little denser than an average powder, providing super smooth, even application and blending".

"Revamped and now more transparent, weightless, and blurring than ever, this is the ultimate finishing powder. The silica- and silicon-based formula delivers a naturally matte, light-diffusing effect, while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. Formulated to look invisible under Ultra HD 4K technology, this loose power is perfect for every skintone with a non-drying formula that creates a visibly flawless finish in any light."

"Revamped and now more transparent, weightless, and blurring than ever, this is the ultimate finishing powder. The silica- and silicon-based formula delivers a naturally matte, light-diffusing effect, while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. Formulated to look invisible under Ultra HD 4K technology, this loose power is perfect for every skintone with a non-drying formula that creates a visibly flawless finish in any light."

Both of these translucent powders are light-weight and set the face really well. I don't use translucent powder on every client especially if they aren't oily. I also do not use translucent powder everyday. 

Here's a tip for really oily skin types

This tip works for me so feel free to try. 

After applying primer and before applying foundation, lightly dust translucent powder over the oily parts of your face with a fluffy brush. Then, after applying your foundation and concealer, lightly dust whatever is left on the brush all over your face and proceed with your regular makeup routine.

I bet you won’t be an oily monster by the end of the night! Trust me on this. I know it sounds out of the norm, but I'm not normal anyways so oh well lol.

Although these products work well for me, they might react different to your skin. So try it out and you be the judge. I said it once and I'll say it again, ultimately skincare is key! That's where it really starts.

You can apply all the foundation you want and try to cover up imperfections, but if you never have a clean face to start with all of that is pointless. So take care of your skin.

By the way.. 

Shoutout to all my oily skin girls. I know the struggle giiirl!

 

May your face always be matte and your skin constantly on fleek :)

FENTY PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION REVIEW

I recently moved from Dallas to Houston and let me just say… there’s a HUGE difference in weather.
The humidity is intense in Houston and when it’s raining it’s still hot.

Pray for me.

 I am currently in between foundations- MAC Studio Fix and Makeup Forever Matte Velvet. I typically gravitate towards the matte velvet because I feel it controls the oils in my face better while giving me a good coverage.  

Living in Houston, my foundation gets oily so quick and I’m a major oily face gal. I also get sweaty quicker on my forehead, nose, and above my lips.

So when I saw Rihanna’s Fenty foundation come out I was uber excited!

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SWEAT PROOF.

MATTE FINISH.

MEDIUM COVERAGE.

LONG WEARING.

a soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of shades. Born in 40 boundary-breaking shades, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin.

Guys, I had to try this out! Plus Rihanna is my current favorite female artist, so I had to support my girl! 

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I’ve been wearing this foundation for about 3 weeks now. I wash my face and put on moisturizer like I normally do.

I never use primer only because I feel it doesn’t make a difference for me if I wear it or not. So I just skip it- why not.

With the MAC foundation I usually put translucent powder before applying that way I don’t get as oily as I normally would. With the Makeup Forever I don’t do that since it does pretty well with the oils.

For the Fenty foundation I wanted to use it without anything holding it back so I could get a sense of how it felt by itself. I recommend shaking the bottle really well so everything gets mixed around. They recommend applying the foundation to the center of the face and then blending outwards toward the hairline.

The texture of the foundation is smooth and silky.

I applied it with a damp beauty blender and the finish of the foundation looked so natural and felt like I had absolutely nothing on my face. With the MAC foundation I always feel like I have too much on my face, almost cake-like. You honestly don’t need a lot of this product.

While it looked natural, the foundation covered my blemishes well and I felt like a better looking version of me.

The first thing that I liked about this product was the fact that it came with a pump. (I know.. big deal.) BUT SERIOUSLY, not a lot of foundation products come with pumps anymore or you have to purchase it separately *thumbs down*.

The MAC studio fix does not come with a pump and I constantly have to turn the bottle upside down and spread it on my hand and then my hand gets dirty and I accidently get it on my shirt while touching everything.. so basically- it’s a hot mess. You get the picture. With the Makeup Forever matte velvet, I have to squeeze the bottle to get foundation out so it’s not as messy as the MAC foundation. So YAY for pumps!

The other thing that I liked about the foundation is the range of shades and undertones. FORTY SHADES. Who does that? Oh wait, Rihanna does! *hair flip* I was very impressed since there’s only a few companies who have a wide range of shades (Makeup Forever, Nars, etc.)

There’s no way someone would not be able to find their shade with this foundation. The pigment is really true to it’s color and matched my skin to a tee.  I normally mix 2 different foundation colors together due to different shades in my skin to get a perfect match and thankfully I didn’t need to do that with the Fenty foundation. Major money saver!

I wear this foundation all day while I’m working or running errands in the Houston heat and it truly lasts all day. I feel with the Makeup Forever I have to touch up my makeup if I’m going out at night because it fades during the day.

I normally have to blot my MAC foundation about 2 times a day and my Makeup Forever once a day to prevent any oils from having a party on my face, but with the Fenty foundation I didn’t have to blot at all (definitely a plus in my book!) I did get a little sweaty on my nose and above my lip area, but not as much as usual.

My foundation looked the same way it did when I first applied it.

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I would recommend this product to all skin types only if you like the matte finish. If you like the more dewy type of finish, this isn’t the product for you.

Since I am a makeup artist, I would love to use this product on clients who like a matte look because it stays for a long time and will hold up on long wedding days. It would be great if Rihanna came out with a small foundation kit so that artists could have all the colors instead of buying the colors separately. Rihanna, if you’re reading this please talk this over with your team, I would appreciate it. Thanks :)

Overall, this product is worth purchasing. For me, this product is better than the MAC and Makeup Forever foundations when it comes to oily skin and lasting all day. I’m in awe with this foundation and will be replacing it with my old ones. This is definitely a game changer and this makes me love Rihanna even more than I already do.

 YAAAASSS RiRi!!

***P.S- RIHANNA IS COMING OUT WITH FENTY BEAUTY GALAXY COLLECTION WHICH IS HER "HOLIDAY COLLECTION". THIS WILL INCLUDE EYESHADOWS, EYELINERS, ETC. I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THESE PRODUCTS. COMING SOON- OCTOBER 13TH.***

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