Hi Beautilicious:

I know many of you have oily skin and would like to know how to get a matte makeup look without having your face looking like a grease ball.  Below are seven steps on obtaining a matte look.



Step 1: Exfoliate your face before applying makeup. Exfoliation is considered one of the most important techniques that you can perform. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin radiant and smooth.  You can use Biore charcoal pore minimizer. The charcoal powder pulls out oil and pollutants like a magnet, and it all rinses away with the gel.




Step 2: Toner. Toners and astringents are alcohol-based, resulting in a drying effect that removes excess oil and tightens pores. You can try Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner. Rose water has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that keep your skin problem free.



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Step 3: Mattify. Milk of Magnesia original is used to control your oily skin. I know  what you are saying “this girl is crazy” sounds crazy but the magnesium is effective at absorbing oil. Dip the milk of magnesia to a cotton ball and swipe the cotton ball over your T-Zone (nose, forehead, cheeks and chin). Let it dry for about 2 minutes before going to the next step. If you feel uncomfortable using milk of magnesia you can skip this process. This is for people with exceedingly oily skin.




Step 4: Primer. A good face primer should help your face look great, reduce the oily feel and close up those big pores. NYX  will help you mattify your skin, even out skin tone and moisturize it instantly.




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Step 5: Concealer. Apply concealer on any areas you need to hide. freckles, dark under eye circles and acne. Cover Girl Invisible Concealer is good. Do not use oil based items, as it will clog pores.




Step 6: Foundation.  Apply a matte foundation for oily skin.  Matte products will ensure shine-free wear. A good drug store brand is Maybelline Matte Mousse.





Step 7: Setting powder. When it comes to locking in your makeup, it’s best to stick with setting powders that match your skin tone. Try CoverFX Matte setting powder.  The best way to see if your setting powder has left an invisible layer of white on your skin is taking a selfie using the flash.

Now you are ready to apply blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.

Remember, you are beautiful no matter what.

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