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How to Use Highlighter When You Have Oily Skin

How to Use Highlighter When You Have Oily Skin

Oily skin already shimmers but that does not mean you cannot wear highlighter. Highlighter adds an outstanding radiance on your skin and cheekbones.

Oily skin tends to secrete excess oil over the day. Despite it helping be moisturize the skin, this excess oil causes acne and makes makeup less long lasting and a tad too shiny. Therefore, adding highlighter needs some tips to prevent that from intensifying. Highlighter can also exaggerate imperfections, so in order to avoid that we have shared how to use highlighter on oily skin.

Exfoliate First

If you have oily skin, start by exfoliating before moving on to makeup. You can use a homemade scrub like the oatmeal scrub that has a combination of a tablespoon of oatmeal, yogurt and honey. In this scrub, oatmeal renders anti-inflammatory properties, honey helps in hydrating and moisturising the skin, and the yogurt controls the sebum production. Exfoliation removes dead cells, dirt and oil from the skin and addresses deeply clogged pores to reveal a smooth, polished complexion.

Use a Matte Moisturizer

Oily skin also needs hydration especially one can use a matte moisturizer as it will hydrate your skin without it looking oily. A lack of hydration can trigger a host of skin problems since you have to replenish what has been lost during the cleansing process. Moreover, moisturizers contain ingredients called humectants, which draw the water into your skin, and emollients, which form a protective film and trap the water in the skin. If you do not moisturize your skin, you could produce even more oil, leaving you looking shinier and that is not what you want.

Apply a Matte Primer

A matte primer provides a smooth base for the rest of your makeup. It also works to tackle areas of high shine, temper the appearance of fine lines and pores too, resulting in a smooth, unified complexion that does not feel tight or become patchy. Simply spread the primer over your forehead, chin and cheeks. Be careful and ensure that you only apply a thin layer of the primer.

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Apply Matte Foundation and Concealer

A matte foundation gets rid of excess shine so that your skin looks less oily, smooth, and velvety.  Moreover, matte formulas tend to give you longer-lasting wear, locking down for day-to-night flawlessness and they are often the best foundation formula for oily skin. Top up the foundation with a matte concealer to cover any black spots or dark circles.

Add Powder Highlighter

A powder highlighter is an excellent choice for oily skin as it adds a more subtle glow to the everyday look. Once you have applied your foundation as you usually would, you can use a brush to dust a little highlighter onto your cheekbones, chin, nose, and forehead. The key here is to start lightly and slowly build up the product through layers, as the strength of illumination is simpler to control like this.

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