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Essential makeup products to keep oily skin at bay

Essential makeup products to keep oily skin at bay

No matter how flawlessly you’ll do your makeup in the morning, if you’re prone to oiliness around your T-zone, you’ll spot shine by midday. The most annoying part about this is not finding products that get you past this fateful time of the day without having to reapply. If you’re tired of your makeup sliding off within a couple of hours after application, know that it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, there are many makeup products that you can use to get your oily skin under control.


Why is my skin so oily?

Foundation that melts off. Eye shadow that creases. Mascara that smudges. The struggles of having oily skin is definitely real and plentiful. While it’s nice to be reminded that oily skin will produce less wrinkles – a win for many – there’s nothing more frustrating than makeup that won’t stay put throughout the day. 

That reason for needing to touch up your makeup regularly? Oily skin. It’s caused by your sebaceous glands within your skin working overtime and producing excess sebum, which enters the surface through your pores. The amount of sebum your body produces is brought on by uncontrollable influences include genetics, the environment, and even hormonal changes. However, it’s not all doom and gloom: some of these factors can be minimised to reduce the amount of oil your body is producing.

While oily skin is not necessarily unhealthy, it does cause your skin to look shiny, pores to clog, and dead skin to accumulate. Worst of all, your face is now a breeding ground for blackheads, pimples, and other types of acne. When you have an oily face, you generally feel greasy and moist all over.

Fortunately, you can keep your oils and shine under control with the right makeup for oily skin.


Makeup to keep your skin matte and shine-free throughout the day

There’s only so much that blotting papers can do. It’s time to give your skin the smooth, matte finish that it deserves. Add these four types of products to your beauty routine and you’ll be better equipped to combat the dreaded shine of an oily complexion.



Keeping your skin oil-proof around the clock is easy when you have the best primer for oily skin on hand. The right one for oily skin will act as an instant filter to blur the appearance of pores and fine lines, while smoothing the skin to create a soft texture for long-lasting and even foundation coverage. Bonus: you can use your mattifying primer before your foundation as a base, or on its own.


For oily skin, finding the right foundation doesn’t just come down to matching the right shade to your skin. If you're looking for natural lightweight coverage, then Satin Sheen Foundation is your go-to. If you'd rather hide blemishes without feeling cakey, our EVERLAST foundation stays put for 16 hours with a natural finish. 


A common problem for those with oily skin is trying to find a concealer that won’t cake and wrinkle, while providing real coverage for those dark circles under the eyes. The solution is to invest in a concealer that contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties such as Vitamins E and B3, and Liquorice Root Extract, which work together to brighten and hydrate the skin. It will also hide those dark circles and blemishes under the eyes.


After all that effort, you’ll want to lock in your makeup and ensure it doesn’t move throughout the day. For an airbrush finish that’s shine-free and camera-ready, we recommend our Finishing Spritz. It will work wonders, instantly securing your makeup in place while keeping your natural oils away. Featuring power ingredients to tighten pores and remove excess oil – including Vitamin C, Witch Hazel Extract and Aloe Vera – you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it in your makeup bag. Worried that the finishing spritz will look too dewy on your skin? Replace it with a setting powder for oily skin, such as our Hyaluronic Finishing Powder. This product is Ideal for combination-oily skin, as it will hydrate while keeping oily skin at bay.


Banish unwanted shine and reduce oil with Innoxa

Oily skin and makeup: they can go together, and well. By introducing these products in your daily beauty regime, you’ll be better prepared to combat oily skin. As with all new makeup routines, we recommend that you see a registered dermatologist who will be able to work with you to understand your skin’s genetic blueprint and identify the most suitable skin ingredients and treatments for you.

Uncover the range of dermatologically tested, cruelty-free and paraben-free makeup products from Innoxa to keep even the most oily skin happy and healthy.


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