The last thing you want to put on your oily skin is a thick concealer, right? Everyone can do with a bit of cover-up here and there. Maybe it’s dark circles under eyes, a tinge of redness around the nose, or hiding a pimple or two. But putting cream concealer on top of oily skin can be challenging and even exacerbate the issues you are looking to cover.
Choosing the best concealer for oily skin and implementing a few easy tricks to keep it in place (and skin imperfections hidden) will make a huge difference in how your skin looks throughout the day. .
5 Steps to Choosing and Using the Best Cream Concealer for Oily Skin
The first step in getting your concealer game spot on is choosing the right kind concealer formula for your skin type. Oily skin types not only have trouble with makeup smearing and migrating, but some formulas actually make skin feel oilier and may have aggravating ingredients that can further contribute to congestion. Not helpful. Here’s how to pick the ideal concealer for your skin type. You may be surprised to learn that you’ve been using the wrong one all along.
Know your skin issues
A cream concealer comes with a wealth of benefits and oily skin types don’t need to miss out. For starters, creamy concealers go on much easier than powder or liquid concealers and are easier to blend onto skin. While excess oils can cause powder to quickly absorb and vanish, and liquid melts away, cream is longer lasting and offers better coverage and control. When selecting a cream concealer for your oily skin, take your skin issues into account. For example, if you tend to have acne, a concealer that includes coconut oil might make your breakouts worse, depending on your sensitivity to the ingredient. And you’ve probably seen concealers made for oily skin that contain salicylic acid or other drying agents, but these can cause skin to become extra dry and flaky. Any concealer applied over a flaky pimple is never pretty.
Look for beneficial ingredients
Oily skin types may steer clear of any makeup with a thicker consistency in fear of creating a greasy look or seeing breakouts. But it all boils down to what’s in the concealer. Cream concealer made with light oils, like jojoba and cupuacu, that won’t clog pores or feel heavy on skin are perfect for all skin types, including oily. Now, what about those breakouts? Vitamin E and aloe vera are two ingredients that offer a lightly moisturizing feel and make skin feel soft and supple while improving the look of clarity in skin. You can have it all!
Choose the perfect shade
Possibly the trickiest part of choosing the best concealer for oily skin is getting the shade right. Start by identifying your skin’s undertone – pink, yellow, or neutral. Not sure where you fall? Look at the inside of your wrist. If veins appear green, you have yellow undertone. If veins appear purple, you have pink undertone. And if veins appear olive, you have neutral undertone. Stick with a concealer shade that is one to two shades lighter (no more or it will look obvious) than your actual skin tone that suits your undertone.
Give it staying power
Starting with clean skin, which will decrease excess oils and sebum build-up, apply a light layer of primer with SPF and allow to set on skin. This creates a matte canvas for concealer application. Dot concealer onto areas you wish to cover and build coverage with light layers, dabbing small amounts of concealer on at a time with the fingertip of your ring finger or a makeup sponge. Once concealer has set, dust a fine layer of FINALE Finishing Powder on top for a look of long-lasting refinement.
Adjust as needed
Transitioning from summer to fall can cause skin upheaval. If your oily skin is experiencing bouts of dryness or is rough and scaly in patches, a bit of sloughing will provide a smooth canvas for concealer. Use a mild exfoliant on dry areas, unless the skin is broken or irritated, rinse and pat dry. Now, moisturize before applying concealer and you are good to go.
There you have it! Cream concealer works like a dream on oily skin and looks natural too. You’ll never go back to powder or liquid after using these tips.