Best Makeup and Skincare Hacks for Oily Skin

Dewy and glowing are both positive adjectives when it comes to your skin until they go just a little too far. When you have oily skin, your main skincare objective is to keep your skin from looking greasy. Keeping oily skin under wraps does not have to be a constant challenge for your clients. Help your clients by teaching them the best makeup and skincare hacks for oily skin.

Best Makeup and Skincare Hacks for Oily Skin

Use these makeup and skincare hacks to keep you and your clients looking refreshed and matte all day long.

Primer For Oily Skin

Properly preparing your skin is just as important (or possibly more so) than finding the correct shade of foundation. Keeping skin hydrated and using a water-based matte primer is the key to longer-lasting makeup. This can mean the difference between touching up your T-zone every hour and a shine-free complexion.

So what types of moisturizer and primer should you recommend to your clients? I am glad you asked! You do not want your clients looking like grease balls, so I suggest a formula with hyaluronic acid. Also, avoid primers that are oil-based and instead recommend those with a water base.

Foundation For Oily Skin

When recommending a foundation, color and tone are key, but it is also essential to choose a mattifying and long-wear formula. These will specifically combat your client's shine. Avoid recommending anything with the word luminous as it will make them appear shiny and oily.

Using the right tools is also vital for an all-day makeup look. If your clients are currently using their hands to apply their foundation the oil from their hands is being transferred to their face. Depending on your client's preference, recommend a blending sponge or brush for even and long-lasting coverage.

Remind clients to start with a thin base and then build it up in areas that need additional coverage. This will help them to avoid looking cakey.

Touch Ups For Oily Skin

For anyone combating oily skin and shine leaving home without an oil-control method is disastrous. Typically most of your clients will carry a small compact in their purse to apply additional powder as needed throughout the day.

Instead, recommend the Shine Busters Set. This set includes Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues and Mary Kay® Translucent Loose Powder. The oil-absorbing tissues will absorb excess oil without removing any makeup leaving your clients with a matte finish. Adding more layers can build up over the day making your client's face appear cakey.

Setting Spray For Oily Skin

To ensure your client's makeup stays put, spritz on a Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia. Instruct your clients to shake the bottle well first, then hold it eight to 10 inches away from the face in an X or T motion.

This lightweight spray will control oily skin, deflect sin and keep skin looking matte for up to 16 hours.

To The Fabulous Ladies of MK:

Your clients consider you their personal guiding light into the convoluted world of makeup. Impress even your long-time makeup wearers with these nifty tricks and be sure to read our past UnitWise beauty blogs for more tools of the trade.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.


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