This is gettin' serious! Best foundation for very oily skin?
I've been searching for the perfect foundation for my very oily face.
I generally prefer powder foundations for day-to-day, and have used everything from Bare Minerals to drugstore brands to Lancome. I'm open to using a full-coverage liquid foundation--as long as it's a long-lasting one and doesn't rub off.
I know the traditional "answers" to this frustration, but yes, I DO use an oil-free face wash, followed by an oil-free moisturizer, and Smashbox primer. I also dot on a bit of oil-soaking powder before I put my foundation on, as well as on top to set it. But even with all of that, I still end up looking greasy after a few hours.
If only I were baking a cake, instead of hoping to look nice....
I'm looking for serious advice, from people who have actually been where I am and found something that works! Help!
Hi midwestmaven. I can totally relate to having had oily skin and after trying many products, I've found that a hydration serum was the best thing I've added to my skincare regimen. Great makeup application starts with a great skincare regimen. Many times overproduction of oil is from lack of hydration either topically or internally. Using a hydration serum such as the Peter Thomas Roth VIZ 1000 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex will pull hydration to the surface of your skin so it's completely hydrated and decreases oil production.
I hope this helps!
I'm sure someone else can give you a great foundation recommendation, but I would say consider using a different primer. I believe the Smashbox is silicon based, which (with oily skin) may cause your oil and sweat to settle on top making you look greasier than you would like.