10 Basic Makeup Tips for Oily Skin

Everyone loves challenges but women with oily skin don’t think the same when it comes to take the challenge of makeup on oily skin. Our skin is oily due to do many factors like hormones, climate, environment etc. We can’t stop the production of sebum or oil but some how we can control it or hide them using makeup in a proepr way. Down below I mentioned few makeup tips for oily skin.

Basic Makeup Tips for Oily Skin

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Basic Makeup Tips for Oily Skin

So there are 10 tips for you to help doing your makeup on oily skin and make you look so classy.

1.Ice cubes before makeup

Always use an ice cube before doing your makeup. As ice cubes will shrink the pores and make makeup smudge proof and also it make the application easy.


Always use a mild and gel based cleanser for your skin. You can also use gram flour for washing your face. Harsh cleanser or cream based cleanser will increase the sebum and do harm to your skin. There should be no residue left on your face but you have to be gentle also. Cleansing is the first and important step before starting makeup.


Toner is must if you want less oil on your face. Always search for a toner which have tea tree or green tea as active ingredient as these two are good for the skin. Always use toner after cleansing your face than apply a good moisturizer.


As a cleanser a mild and gel based moisturizer is a must have. Don’t trust the myth that if you have oily skin you don’t need a moisturizer. Moisturizer make a layer on your skin and help in dealing with large open pores. For this you can opt for aloe vera gel or cucumber gel. Always apply moisturizer after toner than go for primer.

5.Less is more

Always do less makeup as it will look good on oily skin. Lesser the amount, more prettier you will look. Use less foundation on face and just smudge it like a pro. So this will create a natural no makeup, makeup look.


Always use a primer first before applying the foundation as it will act like a shield between pores and foundation. If you don’t use a primer then the foundation will set in the pores and create more problems.


Don’t use too much of concealer specially the liquid one as it may smudge after some time and make you look ugly. Always use a stick concealer and wait for it to settle down in your skin.


Always carry some tissues with you as they are great helpers for oily skin people. They absorbs extra oil from your face and doesn’t ruin your makeup. Just dab tissue paper on your face but don’t rub it otherwise you will see some rashes.

9.Face powder

Always apply face powder after applying foundation and concealer as it will create a matte look and also it vanish the oil from your face for some time. Also carry a face compact or powder with you whenever you go out.

10.Everything Matte

If your are concerned with your makeup and look then buy matte makeup for your face. As this will suit the oil skin and make your appearance good.

After few makeup tips for oily skin.Down below I mentioned few oily skin care tips which will help you to reduce oiliness on your skin. As a good and healthy skin will always helps you in getting flawless and long lasting makeup.

1.Drink more water

To control the production of sebum on your skin there is a very simple thing to do and that is drink more and more water. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. Drinking water will slow down the procedure of producing sebum. You can also include detox water in your daily routine.


Exfoliation for the oily skin people is must but over exfoliation is a sin. Do gently exfoliate your face with a mild scrub and do this only twice a week not more than that. Always remember don’t exfoliate or extract your blackheads/whiteheads just before applying makeup on your face. If you want to exfoliate or extract, than it should be performed at least 6-7 hours before applying makeup on your face. Better if you exfoliate after removing your makeup, before going to bed.


If you are a fan of serums but have oily skin then don’t worry there are number of serums are available in the market for oily skin people. Using a serum will improve the glow on your face. But one thing you have to keep in mind that do use serums only at night.

4.Mud pack at Rescue

From our grandparents to us we always see people using mud pack to control oil. This is the natural way to control oil and make skin clear. Just take 2 tbsp of fuller earth’s powder and add water or rose water. Apply on skin and keep it until it gets dry. Wash and pat dry your face.

So, when you know these makeup tips for oily skin then do try these and make a difference in your next party or function and amaze everyone with your oil free look.

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  1. Priyanka says:

    Absolutely super step by step guidelines.. oil free look is very important and this will surely help us.

  2. Jhilmil says:

    Everything matte is a great option, having oily skin, involving in less makeup with matte can be the best.

  3. Mrinal says:

    My skin turns really oily during Summers and I find it hard to keep the makeup intact! These were some really useful tips

  4. JAYSHREE says:

    I have oily skin an dtgese tips are amazing, especially during summer

  5. Charu says:

    For me less is more always makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to makeup. Minimalist looks awesome

  6. ADITI says:

    Like the tricks
    It really helpful for oily skin types people.

  7. Minakshi Bajpai says:

    I have oily skin. Ice cube and face fuller earth mask really help me to get rid of excess oil.

  8. Shubhada Bhide says:

    These are some great tips for oily skin. I really need these tips because I have oily face skin.

  9. Although I have dry skin, often my t zone becomes quite oily during summers. I will surely try these tips.

  10. Ishieta says:

    excellent recommendations. I like the step by step to-do you have mentioned!
    (ps. pl. share for dry skin too. this oily 1 i have shared with my sis)

  11. Papri Ganguly says:

    I have oil skin. And I do believe in less is more. Applying ice cube before makeup is really helpful.

  12. I have dry skin which sweats a lot after applying makeup in this humid Mumbai weather. Would be happy if you could share some tips for me please.

  13. Namrata says:

    My skin is oily and I try all of them and totally agree with the tips you have shared.

  14. Mala says:

    I have oily skin and I know the pain of putting proper make up so that my skin doesn’t look oily. You have shared some much needed tips for oily skin. Liked them all

  15. These are some awesome tips to follow before makeup and very helpful for oily skins ..

  16. I love the idea of rubbing ice cubes.. my skin tends to get oily in summers, these tips will come handy

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