Matte makeup is a foundation with no shine or shimmer added to it. It gives the skin a smooth, flawless finish without the appearance of oil. Oily skin has a tendency to shine no matter what makeup you choose so achieving a matte finish with oily skin is tough. When skin is ultra oily, it can make the wearer feel as if the makeup is sliding off or moving around her face. Oiliness appears most often around the area called the T-zone. This area is in a T shape up the bridge of the nose and across the forehead. To get a matte makeup look, even on oily skin you need to prepare your skin properly before applying foundation.
Wash your face daily with an oil-free gel cleanser. Select a cleanser with few exfoliating beads in it. You should exfoliate your skin every couple of weeks to remove dead skin cells, but not every day. A good scrub might feel good for a few minutes, and then oil producers kick to restore the oils you removed. Exfoliate your face in the evening and expect a few small eruptions after. Never exfoliate before a big event. For daily wear, use a cleanser with light exfoliants in it. Wash your face from top to bottom, rubbing in the cleanser in a circular motion. Rinse your face with cool/warm water. Pat your skin dry. Next, moisturize. Even oily skin needs a good moisturizer. Use an oil-free fragrance-free moisturizer made for oily skin. A good moisturizer can trick skin into believing there is plenty of oil present. Pat your face dry after applying moisturizer.
An oil mattifier is a special product that controls the oil production on your skin. The mattifer works as a barrier between your skin and your matte makeup. Mattifiers keep the shine from your face for long hours. Apply mattifier to your face in the areas that normally become oily like your nose or forehead. For all over oiliness, apply makeup over your entire face.
Get a matte makeup look with different types of foundation. Mineral powder makeup works well absorbing oil and giving you a flat finish without shine. Apply mineral makeup with a Kabuki brush. A kabuki brush has a flat surface that distributes the powder evenly. Swirl the makeup on the kabuki brush and then swirl it in circular motions on your face. Start with your forehead and work down. Blend in with the makeup at the chin and neck for no makeup seams.
In the event that oils still creep up from your skin, use blotting tissues. Dab the tissues on your skin to absorb the oil before reapply mineral powder makeup or using a pressed mineral powder.
Follow these steps for a beautiful matte makeup look.