Being a member of the Oily Royalty collective isn’t easy. Sometimes your foundation separates when your skin produces oil. Sometimes the sheen on your face reflects so much light that you accidentally boost your friends’ tans. Sometimes you spend 30 minutes on your best face, and 2 hours later it’s all ruined. Today I’m sharing how I leveled up my makeup game to become Oily Royalty through my new foundation routine!
Step 1: Skin Prep
The biggest lie told to members of the Oily Royalty family is that you don’t need to moisturize. This is a lie and everyone has to protect their skin’s hydration.The skin’s reaction to oil depletion and a potential for dryness in us oily folks, is to actually produce more oil. This is why I limit the amount I wash my face to a maximum of 2 times a day, and always follow with a moisturizer.
Step 2: Primer + Powder + Foundation
Primer is a great way to target your skin’s problem areas before you even add makeup to it. I start with a pore filling primer, though a mattifying primer is also a great option, and then blend a layer of loose setting powder over top. The powder fills in the face for a smoother application, and gives your foundation more clinging power. Not only will this extra layer give your foundation more protection from oil, it extends the wearing power too.
Step 3: Setting Spray + Blend
I love the way that setting spray magically melts all the makeup on my face together! The highlight, bronzer, and blush all meld into the foundation and leave my face looking A1! The spray also provides a boost of hydration, while it’s matte formula works to keep the skin shine free once it dries down. Typically, if I need a touch up throughout the day, I give my face a spritz and tap it down with my Real Techniques blending sponge.
And this is how I give my skin an oil protection boost! Be sure to leave some of your favorite skincare or makeup tips down below if you also have oily skin, because I’m always down for trying new things!
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Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!