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#1 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Can anyone recommend me a good foundation for oily skin?  I currently use a foundation stick that I found in Kmart ages ago but the longer i'm off the BCP the oilier my face is getting and my current makeup only looks good for a couple of hours and then it starts to look like it is 'sitting' on top of my skin and my face goes really really shiny!

I don't 'cake' myself in makeup but I do like to wear foundation everyday, but I don't like it to look over the top IYKWIM!!

Edited by Allie_D, 19 April 2012 - 01:14 PM.

#2 ~Alchemy~

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

I have oily skin and I never did find a foundation that helped much. I have recently started using a face primer, however, which is amazing for long wear and reduced shine! Get a good quality primer and what you put on top won't matter as much.

#3 Bluenomi

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

I gave up on foundation since they never stayed on, made me even more shiny and gave me zits.

I just use a good oil absorbing base and put powder over the top.

I found mineral make up was the worst so avoid it!

#4 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

Oh I never even thought of a primer!  Except when painting the house! LOL!!  

Come to think of it though I think on the commercial for Thin Lizzy or Nude by Nature or one of those TV lines they advertise a primer in the pack.

Thank you original.gif

#5 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE (Bluenomi @ 19/04/2012, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just use a good oil absorbing base and put powder over the top.

I found mineral make up was the worst so avoid it!

Yes i've never really had any success with mineral makeup either!  The stick i've got currently is one of those ones that is meant to go on as a liquid and dry like a powder, but I find the oilier my skin gets during the day the more it turns back into the liquid!!

#6 Fluster

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

I used Bare Escentuals mineral foundation.  It doesn't cake, clog or slide off.  You can buy it from eBay for just over $22 delivered.  

The light Thin Lizzy made me look like I'd applied fake tan to my face!  Most of the others I used were just plain poop.

Myer also sells Bare Escentuals (for $60 or so) so you can pop in there to figure out which colour you need.

#7 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

Thanks Fluster!

I'm heading into town tomorrow so might go into Myer and check it out original.gif

#8 Guest_HopeFaithLove_*

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Have you tried a tinted moisturiser?  That might work for your skin.

#9 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

On oiler brides I have used Revlon colourstay. It's great for oiler skins. MAC face and body is also good as it is waterbased. A primer is also a good idea, try too faced primed and poreless.

If you really want to get serious you could try a setting spray but I would only reccomend that if you are wearing makeup on a daily basis.

#10 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

Also - stick foundations are usually cream/grease based formulations so definitely steer clear.

#11 twinboys

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Try a silicone based one - they are long lasting and cope well with oily skin and hot weather.

MAC face and body is actually silicone based.

#12 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (HopeFaithLove @ 19/04/2012, 02:25 PM)
Have you tried a tinted moisturiser?  That might work for your skin.

Yes I currently use a tinted moisturizer before applying my makeup
QUOTE (Starletta @ 19/04/2012, 02:45 PM)
Also - stick foundations are usually cream/grease based formulations so definitely steer clear.

Thanks for the info. Yes the stick is rather greasy but when I'm on BCP I have flawless skin so anything works!! I liked the ease of the stick foundation. Not so much now though!!


Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

DD who has very oily sensitive skin. Uses either Rimmel Stay Matte foundation and pressed powder or Natio Pure Mineral face primer, foundation and pressed powder.
She finds they don't make her skin look oily or make her break out.

#14 Foxycleopatra

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

I love love LOVE Garnier Miracle BB cream. It's only around $10, is nice and light and just seems to adapt to each problem area of your skin and fix it. Eg. Smooths out blemishes and redness. Also is SPF 15+. I still use a heavier foundation if going out at night, but it's great for everyday wear, and only needs a few light swipes of blush over the top for a bit of definition.

#15 amesv

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

I also love the Garnier BB cream, I have oily skin also. I use Olay moistriser, BB cream then Covergirl liquid foundation. If I'm going out I also use a primer.

#16 darcswan

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Bourjois Flower Perfection is lovely on oily skin.  It's medium coverage with a matte/velvet finish.  It's also non-comedogenic so shouldn't clog you up... Foundation tends to disappear on my skin, but I've been pretty successful with this one.


Agree that a good primer can help too (unless your skin hates the 'cones) - a good lower end product is Natio Ageless (no silicone!) but it's not mattifying.

#17 Kiki M

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. It's really good.

#18 Logging out

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

I use the garnier BB cream too  biggrin.gif

#19 Marmaladie

Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

Revlon Colourstay or Bobbi Brown. Smashbox primer is also good.

#20 peckingbird

Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Another vote for Garnier BB Cream!  I have oily skin too.

#21 DarkestNight

Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (Kiki M @ 19/04/2012, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. It's really good.

I definitly recommend this! It's the only foundation that I found will stay on my oily skin. If you do try it, apply it with clean fingers, Using a brush can apply it too thick and you end up looking cakey and fake. I also use Estee Lauder Smoothing Matte Base primer underneath. It really helps control oil (but nothing will stop it completely unfortunately)

I found that any tinted moisturiser was too oily, including the Garnier BB cream.

Trial and error, and get samples if you can!

#22 lamarque

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

MAC Studio Fix.  Fantastic and you're not like an oil slick at the end of the day.  They do a great primer too.  

I also have the Garnier BB but I'm as shiny as a new car a few hours after.

#23 NotRocketScience

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (lamarque @ 19/04/2012, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MAC Studio Fix.  Fantastic and you're not like an oil slick at the end of the day.  They do a great primer too.

I was going to say this as well as I have MAC Studio Fix and my skin is quite dry and it doesn't work with my skin at all. I think it would be great on oily skin.

#24 mummabear

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

I have bought a million different things, of all different prices. I have ditched foundation for everyday wear now, and use the relatively cheap compact powder made by Australis. It holds the shine back brilliantly with great coverage. If you are interested I will raise my a$$ and have a look at what it is called, there are a couple different ones. (I think they are $12) BONUS!

#25 Three Of Hearts

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for all the advice ladies biggrin.gif

I ended up buying a 'mattifying primer' for oily skin and then I got L'Oreal infallible never fail foundation.  It says that it fights makeup meltdown so hopefully with the primer and this I should get a better result!!  If not, they are relatively small bottles so can try another one of your suggestions next time!  I was going to go looking for the Mac but couldn't get to Myer today.


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