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Combination/Oily Skin

I have combination oily skin with an oily T-Zone. I use a few different products for oiliness but nothing keeps my forehead from getting oily.


I currently use blotting papers, Mr. FeelGood (Benefit), Murad Oil Control Mattifier, and De-Slick (Urban Decay). I don't wear foundation so use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. After I have applied all my makeup, I finish with a setting powder from Rimmel.


Within 3 hours, my forehead is super shiny. Any help is appreciated as I really want to be able to stop the oil from showing through. When I go on vacation, I take a powder brush and powder and touchup throughout the day but I would like to stop doing this.

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

Hi Bleuorchid21, definitely try a mattifying primer like Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector or Lorac POREfection Mattifying Primer.  



You may just need to switch up your routine and try some new products.  Take a look at Jack Black All Day Oil-Control Lotion.  It contains oil-absorbing ingredients which help to reduce sebum production. 



Also, a using an oil controlling, mattifying setting powder should keep you shine free. 


Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder


Hope this helps!  Smiley Happy -Laura

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

Would you use the LORAC matte primer with a BB cream, and if so, before or after?  Where in the makeup/skin care process would this go?  Thanks!!!

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

Hi TamBlan74,


Use the primer before the BB creamSmiley Happy

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Re: Combination/Oily Skin

If you have oily skin the more makeup products you use the oiler your skin is. After using your Murad mattifier use a good primer like Givenchy's Mister Mat or Korres Mattifying primer then use you Mac mineralize set with a setting powder like the HD from MUFE or Tarte then use your UD Deslick to finish. Hope this helps!

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

@laurabt... Do any of the oil control/ oil absorbing products that you recommend here work without causing dryness? Everything that I've tried to combat oil or leave a matte finish seams to cause the opposite (and equally annoying) problem of making me too dry and tight.


Also- isn't Jack Black for dudes?

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

@MaybeMaybe- different products react differently to each individual's skin types, so you kinda have to try them out to see if they work for you.  I recommend picking up some samples at your local Sephora store.  And Jack Black is a men's line, but that doesn't mean that we can't use it!  I'm always borrowing my bf's Jack Black products when I'm at his house.  I love them!  Smiley Happy -Laura

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

I really like the Jack Black products I've used too. I grab them when they're in the sample options sometimes. I got one of the Anthony Logistics Instant Fix Oil Control 100 point perks and LOVE IT. It smells like citrus and absorbs oil without drying at all!

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

Hey bleuorchid21 Smiley Happy What type of moisturizers and skin care are you using? Skin produces more oil when it isn't adequately moisturized; wondering if you might need to give your skin a little more hydration Smiley Happy

Re: Combination/Oily Skin

In the mornings, I use Philosophy Purity Cleanser with my Clarisonic. I apply Body's Shop Seaweed Toner (for combo skin) and Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (first used the gel but it dried my cheeks out; on vacation recently, I have the travel size of the gel, used it for almost 12 days, and it never dried my cheeks out so I bought the full size since my lotion is almost out). At night, I have been using the Korres Greek Yoghurt sleeping facial (makes my cheeks feel so soft in the morning). I occasionally use a scrub/mask or a different cleanser but that's about it.

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