Oily girls, this one’s for you.
No one wants to turn into a greaseball by noon. The struggle for oily skin is very real. There’s no escape to oily skin, whether you want to blame it on the humid weather or on genetics. Yet oily skin doesn’t necessarily have to be your enemy. After all, your skin needs oil to survive, too.
It’s important to choose your products wisely because every skin is different, and requires a different level of hydration or moisture. This is why some of us have to think long and hard about beating that midday shiny T-zone, whilst others get through swimmingly. Fret not: here, we’ve figured out some ways to incorporate shine-defying beauty products into your daily skincare routine so you can stride with confidence. Here are our picks of long-lasting foundations that are best suited to oily skin.
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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.
Sometimes your skin is simply dehydrated and needs to be moisturised to feel that glow again. Clinique’s moisturising foundation creates that natural radiance with subtle luminizing pigments that work best when you need a long-wearing oil-free foundation. Thanks to the Vitamin C, it helps your skin flourish on its own. Meanwhile, the SPF 15 helps in preventing any dark spots under your eye or cheek area. It’s an ideal foundation for that everyday look.
For day-to-day wear, Dior’s Backstage Face and Body Foundation ensures that your grease-prone T-zone is in check. It’s not so matte and it comes with ultra-buildable coverage from a natural nude glow to a high-coverage complexion. Not to mention, it comes in a wide range of shades that makes it suitable for many skin tones. Deemed to be Dior makeup artists’ secret weapon, this waterproof and sweat-resistant foundation will keep your makeup intact even during a workout session or under Bangkok’s raging humidity.
Just like its namesake, this foundation grants an airbrush filter over your face so you can hide all the unwelcome pimples or blemishes appearing on your skin. We also love that this full-coverage cream foundation is available in 30 different shades so that every skin tone can get that perfect finish. If you’re a fan of beauty influencer Huda Kattan, then you probably already have this on your wishlist.
Need that fresh natural finish? This Shiseido foundation has a long-lasting and lightweight formula that is infused with ActiveForceTM Technology and blends in well with your skin to resist any sweat or oil. Also, its 4-Fold Technology protects against air pollution, so it’s also transfer-resistant and humidity-resistant, and, most importantly, smudge-proof. We love that it’s healthy for intense oily skin and doesn’t make your makeup look cake-y.
The show-stopper of our listicle is definitely is Hourglass’s Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, which is already a well-recognised foundation for oily skin. The liquid-to-powder formula is quite innovative, and it works well to decrease oil production, even out spots, and even improve acne scars. Surprisingly, it doesn’t feel heavy, and the liquid dries down easily to give a smooth, powder-like finish. What’s the hero ingredient? The formula is curated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay, which absorbs 75 percent of its weight in oil without drying the skin too much. Forget about your constant touch-ups and the need for powder, because this all-day finish ensures that you don’t need anything else after applying one pump.