The Oily Skin Problem | The Best Products for Oily Skin

Oh, oily skin. What am I going to do with you? A few years ago I had dry skin, but slowly my skin has been getting more oily. Honestly, I can't decide which one is worse. Having dry flakes all over your skin, or looking like a greaseball and having your makeup disappear off your face. Well, I can't say much about the dry skin issue anymore, but I can share with you some of my favorite products for oily skin!

For primers, I tend to try things that claim they are meant for oily skin/keep you matte/help minimize pores. To help with the pores issue, I love the Benefit Porefessional. It helps minimize pores and creates a perfect base for your makeup. From the drugstore, I really like the Covergirl True Blend Face Primer for Oily Skin, the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer and the Maybelline Master Primer in Blur and Smooth. These are all similar in the sense that the point is to keep you matte, while helping minimize pores. All of these are a white liquid primers that blend in nicely to the skin.

For foundation, there are two I can really count on, and they are both from the drugstore. The first foundation is the Maybelline FIT Me Matte + Poreless, which I have raved out many times on my blog. OMG, it's such an amazing foundation. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage, feels really light and keeps me matte. Another foundation I love, and many other people do too, is the L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte. Very similar to the Maybelline foundation, it keeps you matte all day but makes you skin look and feel amazing all day.

For powders, there is really only one I can truly say I love for oily skin, and that is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I am sure all of you have heard about this before, but that's because it's so amazing (and affordable). It's just the perfect powder for setting your face and keeping you matte.

Blotting Sheets
Although all of these products are great, there are still times where I need to touch up my makeup throughout the day. For that, I don't use powders, rather I love using oil blotting sheets. I love the NYX Matte Blotting Paper, elf Mattifying Blotting Papers and the Clean & Clear Oil Blotting sheets. What I love most about the elf one, is that it comes with a little sticky puff that makes it really clean and easy to blot off any oil.

What are your favorite products for oily skin? Share in the comments below!

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  1. this is such a great post! it was needed so much in my life! I already use loreal's pro-matte foundation and rimmel's powder, but I am excited to try out more of the products you mentioned:)

    Violeta from

  2. I have oily skin so I know where you are coming from! I can't live without a great powder and blotting sheets. The Nivea Men's Post Shave Balm is a great primer that's inexpensive and keeps me matte all day.

  3. I want to try the blotting sheets, they look so nice!
    Paula |

  4. My favorite is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. Awesome product! For the price you can't really complain. And they have a wide range of color too.


  5. I don't have oily skin, but I REALLY want to try the L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation! Gorgeous pics!
    Nida | Caked to the Nines

  6. I had the opposite thing happen to me, I used to have really oily skin and then one day it just went away and now my skin is more normal to dry- so bizarre! I do remember that when I she really oily skin, blotting papers were pretty much my saving grace.

  7. UGH I'm the oiliest human alive - it's the worst. I try to steer clear of using TOO many products on my face since I'm also prone to breakouts, but couldn't survive without oil blotting sheets! What did people do before these??

  8. Your pictures are stunning!
    I have a really oily t-zone and have blotting sheets. But I don't ever remember to use them or carry them with me. I'm missing Rimmel Stay Matte now.
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty