Friday, February 24, 2012

Tips : Makeup for Oily Skin

Maybe some of you have an oily face? I mean.. suuuper duuuper oily and shiny during the day?? C'mon, raise your hands in the aiirr! 
*Me* aaaaah.

Giiiirl, i could ice skate in your face! -___-"

Well, sometimes it can be frustrating, right?
Worst thing, if you wear makeup it can caused breakout >.<!

Here, I wanna share some of my favourite products in order to reduce the appearance of my excessive oil in case I wanna wear makeup that day. :D
Keep in mind, these products is what I use and work well on me and it might cause different on you. :)

 1. Never skip primer!
What is foundation primer?
Primers work much like a moisturizer under your foundation. They ease the application of foundation and are meant to create a barrier between the foundation and skin. 

Do I need it?
Yes. In fact, primers nowadays already go one step further than moisturizer. They'll even out skin tone, help your make up stay on longer and absorb oil with salicylic acid. Also, for specific primers it could smooths out fine lines and wrinkles by lightly filling them in and creating a flat, even canvas. It also diminishes the appearance of larger pores by coating them and filling in the uneven skin.
For oily skin, foundation primer aids in absorbing the excess oils that our skin produces, which reduces the shine that occurs in oily skin.

Recommend product : 
L'oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

  I got this for IDR.149000rupiahs ( around $14.90 US Dollar ) at Watsons Mal Kelapa Gading.

Here is what it says at the back of the package :
Transform your bare skin texture : The 1st smoothing primer that makes your lines and pores invisible for a visible and touchable smoothness.
Sensational Velvet Texture
A unique blend of silicon oils and soft light powders create a sensational smoothing velvet formula to refine the skin.
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines
- Perfectly hides pores
- Skin imperfections are corrected
The rosy shade brings out the translucency on the bare skin tone.  

My thoughts :
What I like about this primer is giving the velvety texture into skin, also making it smooth and apply foundation or BB cream evenly. It really does hide my pores. Doesn't have strong smell, and just needed a small amount of product to cover ( mostly center area ) of my face. 
What I don't like is the the packaging. It came with a jar, that makes it unhygienic. And it contain silicon. For some of you who had a sensitive skin to silicon, this might not good for you.
Overall, with a 15ml of product that you get.. it worth every penny! Definitely i would recommend this for you! :D

Addition :
For those of you who have an oily eyelid. You might need eyeshadow primer as well. The function is pretty much the same as foundation primer, only it goes on into your eyelid. prevent your eyeshadow into creasing.
This is product like Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance is famous for. But as good as the quality, the higher the price it might be.
Recommend product :
NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
Other optional : Etude Eyeshadow Primer, Elf Eyeshadow Primer

I got this for IDR. 75000 rupiahs ( around $7.50 US Dollar ) at Indonesian multiply market .

My thoughts :
What I like about this eyeshadow primer is it make the color of eyeshadow that I'm using more vibrant, just need a swipe of eyeshadow to make the color really really pop out. I remembered.. One day, when I still got my eye makeup ( too lazy to remove it :P ) I went to the gym, getting really really sweat, took a shower.. and when I see myself in the mirror, I was kinda shock! my eyeshadow is still looking good. And that's how great I describe this thing is.

Here, you can see from the picture that first row of eyeshadow without using an eyeshadow base. and the second row ( bottom row ) is using NYX HD Eyeshadow Base. It really stick the colour pigmentation into skin.
Eyeshadow from NYX 10 Colour Eyeshadow Palette The Runway Collection ESP10C 05 Super Model --> Review & Swatches!

 2. Apply a right makeup
As well as choosing a primary base, choose oil-free formula that anti-dry also the key when choosing a good foundation. For those of you who have oily skin can choose products that contain oil absorbent materials and conditioning. Owner of the combination and sensitive skin types, can use oil-free products that contain SPF 20. 

Recommend product :
Revlon Colorstay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination or Oily Skin
I'm in shade 200 Natural Beige as preference

I got this for IDR. 110000rupiahs ( around $11.00 US Dollar ) at STAR Department Store MKG ( Mal Kelapa Gading ).  1 Fl Oz / 30 ml of product.
My thoughts :
What I love about this foundation that it giving a nice coverage ( medium to heavy coverage ) and MATTE finish into skin, which helps to keep the shine (from my oily T-zone) at bay for a lot longer. Affordable price and easily reach at any drugstore or department store. Nice range of shades ( 20 shades I believe, from 'ivory' to 'mocha' ). Unfortunately, the color selection here in Indonesia is very limited ( only four or five shades available ). Another downside of this product is the packaging. It came with a bottle, that can be unhygienic and very messy if you're not careful pouring the liquid product to the amount size that you want.

Colour Chart Guidance for Revlon Colorstay vs MAC Studio Fix Fluid :
The shades from the lightest until the darkest :
Ivory >> NW15/ NC15 lightest of the bunch
Buff >> NC20 best match for fair NCs
Sand Beige >> NC20-25 with somewhat neutral undertones
Nude >> NC25 with peachy undertones, definitely not for pinks or true golden
Natural Beige >> NW20 tends to run pink
Medium Beige >> NC27 between Sand Beige and Golden Beige
Fresh Beige >> NW25 with pinky undertones
Golden Beige >> NC30 with truest yellow/olive undertones
Warm Golden >> NW30/NC30 with somewhat neutral undertones
True Beige >> NW30 with pinky undertones (for Fresh Beige in summer)
Natural Tan >> NC40/NC42 more neutral than golden caramel
Early Tan >> NW35 with somewhat peach undertones
Rich Tan >> NW35 with pinkish undertones
Golden Caramel >> NC40/NC42 more golden than natural tan
Toast >> NW43/NC45 with neutral undertones
Rich Ginger >> NW45 very peachy-pink
Caramel >> NC45 seems to run true to color
Cappuccino >> NC50 slightly more peach than Caramel
Mahogany >> NW50/NC55 the darkest of NWs but not extremely peachy
Mocha >> NW55 seems to be very cool toned, almost grey undertone

source from --> here! 
NOTE : The available shades in Indonesia only the first five shades ( five lightest shades from the range ).

3. Finish with a setting spray
This kind of spray give a touching finish which is supposed to absorb excess sebum and control surface shine, leaving your makeup looking matte all day. It should have a patent-pending "Temperature Control Technology," which lowers the temperature of your makeup to hold it in place, so you're makeup won't melt down because of the excessive oil in your face. Good example of this kind of product is De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay, which is way too expensive for me.

Recommend product :
Dr. Oil Solution Anti-Shine Mist by Etude

 I got this for IDR. 72000rupiahs ( around $7.20 US Dollar ) at Indonesian Multiply market.
Here is what it says at the back of the package :
Etude House Dr. Oil Solution Shine Free Mist moistens your complexion and subdues oily shines even better than oil blotting paper. Enriched with anti-shine ingredient, it removes excessive SEBUM while retaining moisture within your skin, giving you an improved foundation coverage and longevity.

Shake Well before use.
Spray directly onto face with eyes closed at a distance of 20-30 cm. Gently tap your face with your fingertip to enhance absorption.

My thoughts :
Well, I think I like this product. It's not giving a dramatic changes, but it does reduces a little bit of shine and give a fresh effect after I spray it on my face. Besides, it's really inexpensive. 
For price comparison :
De Sclick Urban Decay Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray 118ml - $29
Etude House Dr. Oil Solution Anti-Shine Mist 60ml - $7.20
I mean.. you can do the calculating, right? :P


So here you go, I hope you all like my review, and please let me know if there any other product or tips that you like because I'd love hearing from you guys! it could be my references too! 

Let me know what you think!
Good day all!
Smile :)

NOTE: all of the product were purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. Be a smart buyer! Hope you like my reviews.


  1. Wow! thanks for the review..I've opt to try the Dr.Oil just so I can minimize the shine..^_^~

  2. yup. I found that Dr. Oil spray has a good concept. When it dried, it turn into powder. Same like if we touch up with pressed powder, but we just need to spray it. I hope it works for you! Thx to come to my blog, dear :))

  3. Haii.. muka ku jg termasuk oily nih.. Tp kenapa yah kalo aku pake primer masih tetep aja oily (Laneige primer) trus kalo aku. Pake in concealer di eyelid knp masih ada crease lid nya jg yah?
    Sekalian donk review nya untuk perawatan wajah berminyak..

    Thanks a lot :)


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