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Girls with oily skin know the struggle of keeping makeup in place for long hours of the day; whether it is for an intense day at work, or an all night event. Yes, “the struggle is real.” Makeup seems to slide off when your skin gets oily, showing the imperfections you were trying to hide. But not to worry, there are many products created especially for oily skin, which we will introduce you to, well, if you haven’t already tried them.


Let’s start off with mattifying and oil-control primers. Primers will absorb oil throughout the day, keeping your skin shine-free. This should be the first product to invest in. There are many in the market which have been praised but we will share our favorites.

Hourglass – Veil Mineral Primer

Not only does this Hourglass veil primer sets your makeup to last, but also conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. This primer should definitely be on top of your to buy list!

Where to buy: Sephora


Makeup Forever – Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer

This beauty is perfected to be worn alone, or before your foundation. It’s matte with medium coverage creating a smooth texture for an oil-free day.



Estée Lauder Double Wear

It has medium-full coverage and completely matte, so it helps control oil and wears well throughout the day. Girls, this foundation is not coming off! Double wear is an award-winning foundation, perfect for covering blemishes, while leaving your skin looking flawless!

Where to buy: Sephora

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Urban Decay’s All Nighter foundation for oily skin is full coverage, oil-free, with a matte finish. It feels so light on the skin, so won’t leave your skin looking cakey. We’ve read that you can wear this foundation for over 12 hours and it stays in place without feeling heavy!

Where to buy: Sephora

Too Faced – Born This Way

Too Faced describes it’s Born This Way as a medium to full coverage, oil-free foundation that has an “undetectable finish” on the skin. It has 35 shades, which means you can find your perfect one for your skin tone.

Where to buy: Sephora

Setting Powder

Some days you spend 8-10 hours out of home without having the chance to wash and retouch up your makeup and you might have many events planned those days; that’s when setting powders saves the day.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

This loose formula comes in eight sheer shades that reduce shine and blur pores. The name says it all Pro Filtered; a live flawless filter on your canvas.

Where to buy: Sephora

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

People swear by the Laura Mercier translucent powder, to the point that many times it has been sold out from stores. All girls are grabbing this setting powder, but it would do wonders for you girls with oily skin, who only want their makeup to stay set.

Where to buy: Bloomingdales

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