Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Foundation for Oily Skin

Personal Favorites:
M•A•C Studio Tech (NC50)
Black Opal Perfecting Powder Makeup (07-Beautiful Bronze)

I am sure there are liquid foundations that work great with oily/combination skin, but I have found cream-to-powder formulas work best for me.
Studio Tech is phenomenal; easy to apply, medium coverage, natural finish. What I like most about this product is how easy it is to apply; it just glides onto the skin and gives you a smooth finish. What I do not like is the smell … it’s not terrible, but it’s not great either.

Black Opal Perfecting Powder Makeup is the boss! First off, it is the best color match I have found. Secondly, it covers my dark spots with very little effort. Thirdly, it stays on. The only issue; it is not available in as many shades as M•A•C Studio Tech.
*Now, I am no stranger to Black Opal. I started using this line about 6 years ago back home in Antigua (you’ll find it at Glenette’s on Long Street). But back then I knew nothing about skin types, undertones, finish etc…so I used True Stick; great coverage, bad for oily skin. I am really happy I rediscovered Black Opal and pleased that they now cater for oily skin.
*I always set my foundation with a setting powder. I featured Black Opal Invisible Blocking Powder, but I also use M•A•C Deep Dark Blot Powder.

If you’ve found a foundation that works great for oily skin please share. I am always looking to find the next best thing.


  1. Question - I have blemishes on my neck/slightly under my chin that came from the removal of a few rogue hairs. Try as I might, they won't fade....can I use the perfecting powder on my neckline or do I need another concealer all together ....if the latter - what do you recommend?

    1. I’m no authority in this area, but I’ve had my fair share of blemishes to have picked up a few tricks along the way. I think a thick, creamy concealer or corrector will do the trick.
      I use Black Opal Total Coverage Scar and Spot Eraser, and MUFE Camouflage Cream Palette. The Camouflage Cream Palette is not a fave because it requires some mixing and blending, but when you get the mix right it really does do a wonderful job at matching your natural shade. So if you are up for the challenge check out the ladies at Sephora for a Camouflage Cream Palette that suits your skin tone.