Best Liquid Foundation For Oily Skin

The best liquid foundation for oily skin should be able to hide large pores, blemishes, pimples, blackheads, and spots effectively, and it should last for at least 4 hours. It should also be able to reduce the shine on your face without looking caked on.

Below is a list of the best liquid foundation for oily skin type:

Make up for Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation with Spf 15

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

LORAC Natural Performance Foundation

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Note: This list does not include tinted-moisturizers, cream, or cream to powder foundations. That will be a separate post.

Choosing a foundation

When choosing a foundation for oily or combination skin, Look for foundation with labels that contain non-comedogenic ingredients. These are the ideal foundations for oily skin because they prevent acne and they do not cause makeup breakouts. The other thing to look for is the foundation should be a shine-reducing or a mattifying kind. They are formulated especially to prevent extra oil that can shine on your face.

If you have smooth skin that is free from blemishes and other imperfections, you should choose a light, tinted moisturizer. It is the ideal choice if you want a foundation for daily wear because it lets your pores breathe. For special occasions, choose a foundation that offers medium to heavy coverage. I personally have 2 kinds of foundations that I use. One is for a sheer cover for everyday wear, and the other is for a heavier coverage that is suitable for special occasions.

 How to apply foundation

You should apply a good-quality oil-free primer first before applying your foundation. Primer allows the foundation to glide smoothly on your face. It also makes your makeup last longer. If you have a skin discoloration, or other imperfections, apply a concealer after a primer. Take a small amount of foundation on your brush and apply it with an outward movement. Also apply the foundation on your neck in order for it to look more natural. Wait and let the foundation set for about 5 minutes, then brush on a mineralized light-weight powder for a finished look. Don’t forget to sanitize your brushes and sponges regularly. I wash my brushes once a week.

Remember, If you have an oily skin, you should apply a gel-based foundation to reduce your shiny look. Choose a foundation that will not only soak up the excess oils on your face, but also lasts all day long. Most makeup counters will let you test the foundation before you buy it.

Choosing the Right Red Lipstick

Red lipstick is one of the most glamorous shades a woman can wear.  The right shade of red can brighten a face, while the wrong red could overpower a makeup look and make one look gaudy. With the different skin tone and undertones in women, the right shade of red can depend on a number of factors, even the color of clothing.

When choosing a red for my clients, here are the rules I go by:

    • Pale/fair and light olive skin tends to look better in cool reds, berry reds like cranberry, with blue undertones.
    • Medium skin tones look great in brownish-reds.
    • Olive skin looks best in yellow or orange-based reds.
    • Dark skin can handle more intense color, like deep reds and reds with blue undertones. Fabulous wines, berries and brick reds look great.
    • You don’t have to toss a red that is too bright or too dark. A too light red can be deepened with a brown or wine-colored shade. You can give a dull or too dark red a little pizzazz with a pop of gold gloss or lighten dark red with pink or beige.
    • Also note that a lipstick’s texture, cream, matte or gloss, could have an effect on the way the shade looks on your lips.
    • If you still feel red lipstick is too bright for you, you can ease into red with a sheer lip gloss or try a lip stain to gradually add color.

How to Wear Red Lipstick

    • It’s best to pair bold red lips with minimal eye makeup. Keep the eye shadow soft or neutral with groomed eyebrows, precisely lined eyes and mascara.
    • A bold lip color needs smooth lips. Regularly exfoliate the lips to prevent flaking and to keep the lips moisturized.
    • Use a lip primer before applying color.

Girl Next Door Spring Look

Girl Next Door Spring Look

So Spring is not officially here yet, but I’m wishing it here in light of the bad weather we are experiencing lately. So, here are the products used to get this look:

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation mixed with NARS Illuminator in Super Orgasm; Femme Couture Ultra Smooth Gel Eyeliner in Expresso used to define brows with angled brush and set with MAC Brow set in Clear; Eyes primed with Maybeline 24 Hour Color Tattoo and blended with MAC Pressed Pigment in Deeply Dashing; on cheeks is MAC Pro Longwear Blush in Stubborn; face contoured with Sculpting Powder Pro Palette in Definitive; MAC Girl About Town mixed with Midimauve on lips.

Makeup Brushes with Description


Ever wonder what difference it makes which makeup brush you use for what? The brush you use has a lot to do with the final look of your makeup application. Many of you have asked me about the different makeup brushes and their functions. Here is a brief description of the basic makeup brushes out there (from left to right).

  1. Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.
  2. Medium Angled Shading: Soft application of color. Use for brow highlighting or to blend the crease.
  3. Large Shader: Uniformly cover the whole lid with product. Apply cream shadow base or cream shadow for quick and even coverage.
  4. Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.
  5. Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.
  6. Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.
  7. Duo Fibre: Creates an airbrush effect onto the skin. Can be used with powder, liquid or cream products.
  8. Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.
  9. Concealer Brush: Conceal small areas. Conceal the hardest to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes.
  10. Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.
  11. Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.
  12. Eye Liner: Create smooth and even lines. Use with gel or liquid liners.

Some of my favorite brushes include:

Real Technique brushes, and they can be found at Ulta and at Target. I also like the Advanced Airbrush Set at Sephora.

Here’s to being effortlessly beautiful. 🙂