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If you feel like options are limited when it comes to non toxic makeup for oily skin, this is the post for you!
A lot of foundation in the clean beauty world is not really made for oily skin. Many of them provide a dewy finish, which is not at all what I want when I’m oily already!
And so many of the reviews for non toxic products come from bloggers who have dry skin. Where are the oily skin clean beauty bloggers?! I know I can’t be the only one!
So while your favorite blogger may love a product, if she has dry skin and you have oily skin, it might not be the right product for you.
So I’m sharing my favorite makeup for oily skin!
GREAT MAKEUP STARTS WITH GREAT SKINCARE
The key to a great makeup application is starting with great skin. Your skincare routine provides the right foundation for your foundation! This doesn’t mean you need a long, complicated skincare routine; it just means you need to use the right products.
My current morning skincare routine is super simple. I wash with Aleavia’s facial cleanser then spritz with Little Seed Farm’s toner. While my skin is still damp from the toner, I apply MIG Living’s serum followed by Little Seed Farm’s moisturizer. Then I should apply an SPF, but I’m still on the hunt for one with zinc oxide that isn’t super greasy.
The best non toxic makeup for oily skin
I definitely go for a more natural look with my makeup and I don’t use a ton of products. But here are my favorites!
I love NU Evolution’s Complete Coverage Foundation! It goes on ultra matte, and I consider it medium coverage. It’s also incredibly lightweight so I don’t feel like I’m wearing any foundation at all. I avoided liquid foundations for a long time because they always seemed so heavy on my skin, but not this one. It works great as an eyelid primer, too!
Because my skin is so oily, I find that I do still get oily in my T-zone as the day goes on but not nearly as much with other products that I’ve tried. I just blot my skin and get on with my day!
I am currently shade 106 in NU Evolution’s foundation because I’ve gotten a little sun on my face recently, but am probably shade 100 during the winter months. The shade numbers do not go in order, so make sure you read the descriptions carefully. I recommend purchasing samples first, which you can do on the company website.
I’ve found that I have the best application with Luxie Beauty’s 532 Round Top Blender Brush from the Luxie Face Essentials Set. I also apply to one part of my face and blend it in before moving on to the next part. This keeps it from “drying” too quickly and ending up looking cakey.
At $30 for 1 oz., this is also one of the more affordable foundations in clean beauty. One pump is plenty to cover my whole face.
I don’t currently use a separate concealer. I apply the NU Evolution foundation to my eyelids and under eyes, which works well since the finish is matte. Non toxic concealers are hard for me because the ones I’ve tried have been super oily and greasy.
It’s been a while since I’ve used it, but I did like Clove + Hallow’s Conceal + Correct.
Cheeks (Blush and Bronzer)
Fitglow Beauty’s Sunny Days Palette adds some natural color to my cheeks and face. These colors are highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way! (Believe me… I’ve applied way too much before and looked like a clown.)
I mostly use the Rosé color on my cheeks as blush then apply either of the other two colors as bronzer on the top of my forehead, my nose, and chin. Occasionally I put a very light application on my eyelids as eyeshadow.
Antonym’s Eye Pencil is amazing if you have oily eyelids like me. I apply my Nu Evolution foundation as a primer, set with my Lily Lolo Finishing Powder, then apply this eyeliner. It stays all day, even in the heat. (Because it’s still 90 degrees in Southern California in the middle of October.)
I’ve tried other eyeliners while searching for makeup for oily skin that basically disappeared by the end of the day. With those ones, there was barely anything left on my eyelids!
I don’t currently wear eyeshadow. It takes me forever to apply because I don’t do a very good job. #truth
However, I’m researching the next palette I want to buy so I’ll update it here if it works!
Fitglow Beauty wins again with its Good Lash Mascara! It doesn’t smudge, flake, or leave me with racoon eyes. (And as a bonus, I find it really easy to wash off!) This mascara amplifies lash volume and length while nourishing lashes with powerful botanical extracts and plant protein to promote lash health and growth.
This is not an inexpensive mascara, so I recommend purchasing Fitglow Beauty’s mascara and lip color serum duo. You receive a tube of mascara, a lip color serum in the color Buff, and a vegan makeup clutch for only $49 (value $100).
I have a couple recommendations for your eyebrows!
I feel like well-defined eyebrows make the biggest difference on your face. But it takes me forever to apply eyebrow pencils or wax, which is why I love W3LL PEOPLE’s Natural Expressionist Brow Gel because it gives me a very natural look and is the fastest to apply.
I still have to fill in a few spots thanks to over-waxing and over-plucking as a teenager, so I take a little gel off the wand with an eyebrow brush to complete the look.
I also love Plume’s brow pencil, but I went through it very quickly. If I’m going to purchase it again, I’ll grab the pomade instead. (Note: You can buy the pomade on Plume’s website without the brush.) Plume’s products are great because they contain active ingredients that promote the growth of your brows.
BONUS: LIP GLOSS
I love Fitglow Beauty’s lip serum! I have it in the color Buff because it’s what came in a kit I purchased with the mascara, But there are so many beautiful shades to try, and you can even buy duos to save a little money.
BONUS: MAKEUP BRUSHES
You can’t go wrong with any makeup brushes by Luxie Beauty. I currently use the Luxie Rose Gold Essential Brush Set.
When you have oily skin, you need to make sure that you’re using the right skincare and the right makeup.
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