#HauteHack: This Foundation Trick For Oily Skin Is Totally LEGIT!
If you’re an oily-skinned girl like me, you know you’ve had these problems: Your foundation won’t stay in place, either separating on your skin or then accumulating around your nose or laugh lines. Worse still, noticeably enlarged pores that look like moon-sized craters on not-so-good days. Then, of course, there’s that chore of powdering/blotting your face on the hour every hour, to ensure you don’t look like an oil rig exploded on your face.
But believe me, girls, I’ve found the perfect fix. Yes, I’ve tried it myself. Yes, it actually works.
If you haven’t heard of Wayne Goss, then you’ll probably want to look him up on YouTube (where he has over 2 million followers — now that should tell you something). The celebrated makeup artist creates some amazing makeup and skincare tutorials, and also does a lot of product reviews on the newest must-have beauty products you must add to your stash. But what he’s best-known for, perhaps, are the amazingly simple hacks for everyday makeup application.
And if you have oily skin but can’t seem to keep your face from looking shiny or your makeup from sliding off (or even concealing your pores), then you will love this genius trick. Trust me, this foundation hack will change your life.
Always start with good skincare — it’s the key to good makeup application. A hydrating moisturiser or primer will do perfectly.
If you want a luminous glow to your complexion, lightly pat on some liquid illuminator. You could also mix this in with your primer and apply it together for a more even finish.
Now here’s where things get REALLY interesting. Goss suggests powdering your face BEFORE you actually put on your foundation. Yes, you read that right. The secret sauce to achieving a flawless complexion is to put on loose powder (translucent or tinted — that’s totally up to you) all over your face right after you’ve moisturised/primed.
Since I’m all out of my Laura Mercier Loose Powder, I’ve actually been using the L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Powder Foundation instead — and only on my T-zone where I get super oily and red — and what do you know, it works too! (Just be careful to use a really light dusting, though. For the love of god, do NOT go overboard powdering your face!)
Now then, you can go ahead and apply your liquid foundation. A lot of you are probably gasping audibly at this point, screaming, “Noooooo! You can’t use liquid over powder, fool!” But hey, Goss is a globally-recognised makeup expert so I’m inclined to believe him. And I did. And honest to god, it works.
You will notice that your foundation will go on a lot smoother, you’ll use considerably less product and still get fantastic coverage, and your makeup will last way longer than usual. As for oily skin, trust me when I tell you that I rarely powder my face through the day anymore. After you’re done putting on your foundation, you may want to lightly dust your T-zone with the same powder once again to lock everything in place for good.
Don’t believe me? Fiiiiiine. Check out Wayne Goss’s video below to see this hack in action.