HOW TO Lock Your Makeup In Place This Summer | Makeup Tips for Oily Skin | Urban Panache


Oily skin is a mess in summers.

With the temperature rising and soaring, it becomes even more difficult to manage and set your makeup in place. Here are a few simple and quick makeup tips to lock your makeup in place. 


Finding a perfect shade of foundation is always such a pain but all time and energy invested is worth when the you THE perfect shade for your skin type. There are so many foundations in the market suitable for oily skin that provides you YOUR kind of coverage without feeling heavy on your skin. In the end, it’s all about a perfect base that stays put keeping all the greasiness at bay. Remember oily skin benefits more from mattifying sheer foundation.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 is a product that will give you a perfect canvas for your face. It minimises the appearance of pores which may seem bigger with oily skin and provides your skin the protection of SPF.

You can also try a drugstore option like L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder.  


Primer is an important makeup essential for all skin types but it’s even more important for those with oily skin texture. Application of a primer does make a striking difference to your makeup, provides a nice base and holds your makeup for a longer duration. A good primer helps to regulate the amount of oil your skin produces which in-turn reduces the excess shine.

When it comes to fixing makeup just in place, Benefit The Professional Primer hides your pores well and controls shine while making your skin and overall makeup look flawless. A couple of great primers (that are slightly affordable ;)) are Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer and Colorbar Perfect Match Primer. These help make the foundation last longer and masks open pores for an even skin appearance.


Power of Powder
A powder should be your go-to buddy if your skin type is oily! In order to avoid the cakey-powder-y look, opt for a mineral based powder like L’oreal Paris True Match Minerals. The powder would absorb oil while keeping your face looking balanced, natural and even-tone.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder is another affordable option.


Blotting Sheets
Long day ahead? Got no time for touch-ups? One thing is surely gonna be your saviour and the answer is Blotting sheets. Blotting sheets are life-savers for people with oily skin. They are travel friendly and are perfect to pop in your handbag. Spare a couple of minutes, wipe the excess shine and say hello to mattified skin.  

Say goodbye to greasy skin with The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blotting Tissues. The transparent green sheets controls sebum while absorbing all the excess oil from the skin. These blotting tissues are especially made for blemished skin prone to acne.


Moisturize Well
The least helpful thing you are doing to your skin is leaving out moisturizer as a part of your daily skincare regime. So many people think that just because their skin is already producing so much oil, their skin doesn’t need a moisturizer. Due to lack of moisturization, your skin produces even more oil which further creates a more shinier appearance on your face.

Keep your skin hydrated by using a gel based or an oil free moisturizer without having to worry about the added shine. Stay hydrated and matte all day long using Fab India Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream for Oily Skin or Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturiser.


Reach out for a Beauty Blender
If your skin builds up oil during the day and starts to disintegrate, use a damp beauty blender to smoothen out everything back together. Your skin would look refreshing and would rarely need to have any more touch-ups.

Beauty Blenders or Makeup Sponges like Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge are great for oily skin because it leaves your base with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. You can buy the Original Beauty Blender here.


  1. Great! Thanks for the tips. I’m looking for some products for oily skin but don’t know which one is good. I’ll try out some products recommended here.

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