Growing up with oily skin, it was always a struggle to find products and a makeup routine that wouldn’t have my makeup melting off and streaking by the end of the day. Add hot weather to the equation and the struggle becomes a battle.
Over the years, I’ve had to find various solutions. So far, I’ve found primers and setting sprays to be helpful when combined with waterproof makeup. Investing in the best makeup for your skin type is always key, but your face is like a canvas! It needs to be prepped properly so your makeup stays put and looks flawless, even in the heat.
So if you have trouble with oily skin too, here are some tried and true go-to products to keep your makeup intact during those long summer days (and nights):
1. Face Primer: Pixi Flawless & Poreless ($22.50)
I like to stick to primers that don’t have a slippery, silicone texture. I like Pixi’s primer because it smooths and mattifies my skin while it feels almost like a moisturizer. If you have dryer skin, a BB Cream also works well as a primer.
2. Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20)
Even if it’s too hot to wear eyeshadow, an eye primer works well to keep those oily lids at bay. Some eye primers are tinted or come in neutral shades that can double as a stay-all-day eyeshadow!
After spending time getting dolled up, you wouldn’t want your makeup to budge! Setting sprays will help keep your makeup — especially your foundation — from smearing when you start to sweat.
4. Liquid Liner: E.L.F Essential Expert Liquid Liner ($2)
Although gel liner is so easy to apply with a brush, by the end of the day, it has transferred onto my lid or under my eyes. Looking like a raccoon is a no-no! Liquid liner can take a bit of practice, but it will be your best friend when you want to rock a cat eye at the beach and it will still be perfectly intact until you wash it off.
5. Oil Blotting Sheets: Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($4.69)
There are different versions of oil blotting sheets; some are a scented blotting papers and others even have powder. But these blue, plastic-like sheets have always been my favorite! I always keep these on hand and use it every few hours when I get shiny. The best part? It doesn’t mess with your makeup!
Feature image courtesy of totalbeauty.com.