…See what I did there? Oily? Cause it should’ve been “early” but I did a play on words?
Corny pun aside, I usually am late. And I used to be terribly, terribly oily too. This issue was one that I thought I would forever suffer from. My combination skin has forever left me both peel-y and slick. Cute, right?
A few things have helped, but my current everyday fix for my oily combination skin is
the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I purchased the jumbo 2 oz size shown above, if that’s any indication of how serious I am about this primer. The other sizes are pumps, so it may look different than mine if you opt out of the jumbo. It keeps my makeup on throughout the day and controls my oil without drying me out like other mattifying primers/lotions/potions can do. Did I mention it’s water-resistant? You’re welcome.
*Note: Some people complain that it leaves a white residue. I found this to be true when I tested it on my hand, but this has never once been an issue on my face.
Another easy fix for the summer when you’re laying out with/without makeup is MAC Matte, an oil control gel (that they call a cream) that goes on like silk. Actually, when I first tried it on my fingers I thought I would hate the feel of it, but it was actually silky, smooth, and truly did mattify my skin. And it lasted! Between this and the Hourglass primer…it’s been years, yes YEARS since I’ve used an oil blotting sheet.
Be sure to also check out Part 2: Hair!