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Makeup for oily skin

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iloveroastpotatoes Sat 22-Oct-16 11:06:49

Can anyone recommend makeup for my oily skin please? I have used various brands in the past but inevitably my face still shines after an hour of wear. I'm currently using Benefit foundation and their pore powder however I've also used Mac powder to no avail.
I'm the wrong side of 35, no wrinkles yet and have a fairly sensitive face.

IronMaggie Sat 22-Oct-16 15:53:49

I have a very similar skin type OP - super oily within an hour or two. I use Mac's mineral power foundation with their blot powder, but am still looking for a better solution.

I really don't like re-applying make up during the day as it always feels a bit icky and unhygienic. So I end up just blotting with loo roll to avoid looking like an oil slick all afternoon.

I've tried the L'Oréal setting spray but I'm not entirely sure it makes a difference and half the time it leaves white blotches on my face even if I shake it super-thoroughly before applying. I think there's an Urban Decay version - all nighter - which I'll try next.

missjoanie Sat 22-Oct-16 16:11:48

Same skin type here. I didn't have much success with the Urban Decay setting spray I'm afraid. I use Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue and MAC Studio Fix compact powder foundation. I resort to blotting every couple of hours so am in search of the holy grail too!

iloveroastpotatoes Sat 22-Oct-16 16:26:32

A common problem for our skin types then! I too have to blot with loo roll during the day. Hopefully someone will come along with a fabulous recommendation for all of us.

TiddlesUpATree Sat 22-Oct-16 16:29:18

Have you tried the bare minerals veil powder over foundation? Someone recommended it on here and it does the job for my oily face.

Softkitty2 Sat 22-Oct-16 17:04:52

Same here i use nars, have used bobbi brown mac and laura mercier.. All ok, i think the trick is the mattifying base used. I know smashbox and laura mercier are highly recommended for their matte bases.
Why dont u try going to different make up counters and ask them to apply the foundation and see how it develops throughout the day before making a purchase. My recent purchase is charlotte tilbury magic foundation and trying out the wonder glow base so far so good.

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 22-Oct-16 17:08:18

I'm 35 and have oily skin and large pores. Double Wear foundation lasts all day so long as I use Estee Lauder Pore Refinisher underneath, no oily patches or shine.

Ifihadmytimeagain Sat 22-Oct-16 17:12:34

Clinique superbalanced silk. stays put longer than anything else ive tried 6hrs before the oil slick shows through. grin lovely smooth finish too.

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