Today, Niara is showing you how to achieve a shine-free natural look with a few of her best tips and tricks!
Hi guys! Today I'm gonna be showing you how I prep and apply makeup for oily skin. I know you're like, she just talked about dry skin. What does she have? I didn't really start experiencing dry skin until maybe like one to two years ago. I primarily have oily skin. If someone were to ask me what my skin type is, I would say oily. I've already done all of my skincare so I've washed my face, toned, moisturized, all that good stuff.
It's very important even if you have oily skin to still apply moisturizer to your face. I know it seems counterproductive, but I have found the less I moisturize my face, the more oily it will tend to be. I'm applying a primer that's like sort of like a serum, so nothing that's like really silicone or super heavy, that's just my personal preference. But a silicone primer or mattifying primer would work too, especially if you get really oily in your T zone.
Just going to apply a little setting powder to my face. Just bare a clean face, a little primer down, and I go along the areas where my face tends to be super oily. So right here around my nose, I'm gonna put a little bit on my forehead here, and it kind of acts as a barrier. I'm gonna go ahead and apply a little bit of foundation. I am using a matte foundation today, but I don't feel like you necessarily have to use a matte foundation. You can definitely get away with using something that's radiant, but just keep in mind you are gonna have a bit of a shine to your face throughout the day.
The thing about matte foundations and matte products in general, is there's a product or an ingredient within the foundation that basically acts as a barrier between your face and the product and that's what keeps it matte and keeps it dry. I did used to work for like a pretty large beauty conglomerate, so I know a lot of really weird facts about makeup
Anywhere that I apply my concealer, which is typically in my T zone, is where I apply it and I love to just carry this around with me during the day, whether my skin is feeling oily or not. I usually have one of these floating around in my bag if I'm going out.