10 Best Makeup Products for Brown Oily Skin
The formula establishes a firm grip on colour.
When you apply makeup, you do so with the hope that it will stay put and for those with brown oily skin, this can be an issue.
This simple wish, this minimum requirement is a lot harder for certain people to achieve.
The group in question are the oily skinned beauty lovers out there.
It can feel as if you are at war with yourself, battling against yourself to achieve that flawless makeup look.
Your body produces sebum – a substance that has the power to break down anything you place on top of it.
In addition to this bodily treachery, oily skin is often accompanied by large pores, texture and acne.
These obstacles to achieving the makeup look of your dreams at first appear insurmountable.
But fear not – your silent pleas for help have been answered.
DESIblitz has created a list of the 10 best makeup products that not even the oiliest of complexions can defeat.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
If you want your makeup to last, your essential first step in creating an oily skin proof look is to find the right primer.
The Hourglass Veil Primer’s silky texture creates an even canvas, on top of which you can apply your favourite cream, liquid or powder foundation.
It creates a comfortable base that won’t leave you feeling sticky.
The oil-free and waterproof formulation ensures makeup looks freshly applied all day long.
In addition, the primer conceals redness, minimises the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
It is suitable for all skin types including oily, sensitive and blemish-prone skin. As a bonus, it contains SPF 15 to help shield against the sun’s rays.
It is available in full size (30ml), travel size (10ml) and jumbo size (60ml).
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation SPF 10
There is a good reason why Estee Lauder Double Wear has stood the test of time and countless rounds of competition.
The winner of The Glamour Beauty Power List 2021, the foundation offers everything you need to create a flawless complexion.
Estee Lauder’s waterproof foundation is formulated to combat sweat and resist humidity while helping to balance excess oil.
So, if you need it to deliver on its 24-hour wear time claim, it will.
No matter what your skin tone and undertone is, you will be able to find your perfect match, which will remain true to colour as this foundation comes in over 60 shades.
This is a buildable foundation that offers medium to full natural-looking coverage.
You can achieve a flawless full-coverage base or you can sheer it out for a more natural look.
Whatever look you decide to create, you will be able to correct the appearance of uneven skin tone and cover imperfections.
All this can be achieved without sacrificing comfort.
Long gone are the days when long-lasting foundations inevitably meant drying, caking, streaking and creasing formulations.
This formulation feels lightweight and allows the skin to breathe, without compromising longevity.
It is available in full size (30ml).
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
If there was ever a product that could truly claim to be multi-purpose, then the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is it.
The formulation offers light coverage, blurs imperfections whilst creating a lit-from-within glow.
There are several ways this product can be used.
The filter can be used on its own as an illuminating skin tint, with the power to smooth over fine lines and pores for a flawless effect.
As a primer, it can be mixed with your foundation and finally as a highlighter.
From an oily skin perspective, the filter gets top marks for holding up beautifully on oily skin when worn alone.
When layered or mixed with other products, it does not affect the longevity of those products.
A lot of oily skin-friendly products offer a matte finish.
The filter provides those with oily skin with the option of creating a bright look, without drawing attention to texture and pores.
It comes in 12 skin-perfecting shades. As it offers light coverage, you may well find that more than one of the 12 shades can work for you.
It is available in full size (30ml).
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer
Whether you are looking to conceal, contour, highlight or retouch, all of this is possible with the Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer.
The shade range and wand applicator make this concealer truly versatile.
The formulation comes in 35 shades. So, you will be able to find the perfect shade to flatter your natural skin tone, liquid highlight and liquid contour.
The diamond-shaped doe-foot applicator allows for precise application, with a flat surface for wider coverage and thinner edges for precision coverage.
The concealer has buildable coverage, allowing you to blur under-eye circles and erase blemishes.
The weightless formula offers up to 12 hours of oil-free and crease-free comfortable wear.
Plus, it’s photo-friendly, so you do not have to worry about flashbacks.
It is available in full size (15ml).
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder
If the Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder is good enough to be found in Rihanna’s clutch bag, it’s good enough for us.
Particularly those with oily skin, as this product has been created with them in mind.
The mattifying powder contains an exclusive pore-diffusing complex that absorbs shine and gives you a natural matte refresh for an instantly filtered look.
The translucent powder is completely traceless against all skin tones and will not cake, clog pores, creep into fine lines, or disturb makeup.
This is a mess and fuss-free pressed product.
It can be used to set your makeup and also retouch on the go, as it is a travel-friendly compact.
The compact has been magnetised so it can be attached to its perfect partner, the Portable Touchup Brush 130 – making it easy to keep these essentials within easy reach.
It is available in full size (8.5g).
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Do you want to smell as good as you look? Well, now you can with the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.
This rich chocolate matte bronzer is Infused with 100% real cocoa powder.
The sweet-smelling formula is smooth and easily blendable.
It has a long-lasting formulation and offers up to eight hours of wear, making it an ideal option for those with oily skin.
The bronzer comes in three shades – Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Solei.
Pick the shade that compliments your skin tone to create a tailored look, as this bronzer builds beautifully.
You can create all-over warmth for a sun-kissed glow without a hint of orange or contour for definition and structure.
It is available in full size (8g) and doll-size (2.8g).
Mac Powder Blush
Experimenting with a new blush colour is one of the easiest and most subtle ways of switching up your makeup look.
Known as the makeup brand for makeup artists, Mac’s Powder Blushes deliver in terms of both formulation and shade options.
The powder blush comes in 17 hues, with intense colour pay off.
Whether you are going for a natural flush or an intense pop of colour, both are achievable with this lightweight and buildable blush.
Any of the 17 options available are great choices for those with oily skin. The powder formulation helps with oil control and prevents the skin from getting too shiny.
The long-lasting formula also adheres to the skin for an even, seamless and natural-looking finish.
It is available in full size (6g).
NARS Cosmetics Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Those with oily eyelids understand the struggle of watching the masterpieces created on their lids vanish, in a literal blink of an eye.
Appropriately prepping your lids may be a step that you are overlooking in your makeup routine.
But once you have tried the Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, you won’t look back.
This lightweight eye primer creates a seamless canvas for all kinds of eyeshadow, eyeliner and anything else you use to adorn your lids and prevents smudging, creasing or caking.
The formula establishes a firm grip on colour, ensuring hours of wear and maximising the colour pay off of anything applied.
It is available in full size (8g).
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
The Little Black Dress is a wardrobe essential. The makeup equivalent is of course a beautiful black lacquer for your eyelashes.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is an intense black formula, with a low wax count that creates the blackest of black lashes.
Maybelline’s most iconic beauty staple leaves your lashes dipped in intense darkness, whilst also creating volume, length, a defined finish and fanned out lashes in seconds.
All of this is achieved as a result of the applicator brush, which has six lengths of bristles to capture the tiniest lashes.
The liquid ink formula is oily skin-friendly, as this dark and defined eye look can be achieved without the risk of smudging, flaking or clumping.
It is available in full size (9.5ml).
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
The last step in your makeup routine, but by no means the least.
Those with oily skin know the feeling of looking in the mirror, ready to remove your makeup, only to discover that it has melted off.
The solution is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
This setting spray features patented Temperature Control Technology.
This lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place, even in hot, humid or cold and windy conditions.
The weightless and oil-free formula is a fine mist that acts as a veil, setting your makeup and locking in your look.
No matter what your night has in store for you, you can count on your makeup looking freshly applied for up to 16 hours without fading, smudging or settling into fine lines.
It is available in full size (118ml) and travel size (30ml).
Our skincare regimes are unique to each of us, as are our makeup preferences.
Whatever your skincare regime looks like, do not skip it.
To lock in your look, powder after you apply your primer and again after you apply your foundation.
Creating a brown oily skin proof makeup look can be a minefield.
But with the help of these tried and tested products and application tips, you are ten steps closer to achieving your perfect look.