Hey everyone, sorry its been a little while since I posted here – everything has just been so busy and chaotic lately. However, I have a giveaway coming super soon so keep an eye out for that! Today I want to chat about the makeup I reach for on a daily basis, I have pretty oily skin and finding products that keep the grease at bay but don’t make me look dry and flaky can be easier said than done.
Firstly, I always reach for a primer. Right now I’m loving the Clinique Super Primer in Universal, it has a really lovely texture that glides over the skin and smooths out my pores without feeling heavy and like its clogging things up. It does a pretty good job at absorbing oils in my skin too, but there are plenty of primers out there and I’ve established that its a matter or trial and error to discover what works best. For foundation I like something with a satin texture, you might be sitting thinking ‘oh my goodness’ as most would probably reach for something matte in texture. My thing with very matte foundations is that I find as my skin gets a oily throughout the day, the matter the foundation, the worse things look. However, with a satin texture I get a little shiny but my foundation doesn’t totally break down and settle into lines and pores as much. I really love the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation as it ticks all the right boxes for me, and even though it says luminous in the title – its a satin finish foundation. I also really love L’Oreal True Match, its a little more budget friendly and works just as well as the Armani one. When it comes to powder – an essential for oily skin – I don’t like anything too heavy. In all honestly I like my skin to look perfected but still natural, and as I have dry under eyes over powdering can make my look a little flaky and unpleasant. For setting under my eyes I like a nice brightening powder, I’ve been reaching for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, but I also love the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder too. For setting my face I’m a massive fan of the Nars Translucent Crystal powder as it sets everything in place and looks super natural, for days where I want to be a little more mattified the Mac Prep + Prime powder does a great job. Touching up throughout the day is an essential for me to keep my face looking fresh so I always have some Mac Fix + at hand along with my Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot powder. The Fix + takes away that powdery look if you go a little heavy handed and is super refreshing, especially in the warmer weather.
Do you have any favourites for keeping your makeup fresh throughout the day?