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Oily skin and makeup are enemies.

Having oily skin doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply any makeup. You can apply and rock makeup even if your skin secretes oil by the bucket load. Here are 7 tips that will make your makeup last longer:

1. Face primer

Clean your face first. Then start with any oil-free and anti-shine primers before you apply any makeup. Using a primer makes your makeup stay on longer. Focus on areas prone to shine like the forehead, nose and chin.

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2. Always use an eye shadow primer

Don’t make the mistake of using concealer on your eye lids before applying eye shadow. It is best to get an eye shadow primer before using eye shadow. The primer will absolve the excess oils your eye lids produce throughout the day.

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3. Use blotting papers

No matter how much mattifying products you use, you will always get some shine at some point during the day. Gently press the blotting paper on the oily parts of your face and peel it away. This will ensure you don’t remove all your makeup.

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4. Don’t use too much powder

Powder may seem like the answer to oil your face secretes. Too much powder will make your face produce more oil. Use a matte translucent powder that will shine on any skin. And use the powder on any just the areas prone to be shiny.

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5. Oil free products

Since you have an oily skin, use products that are oil free and those that don’t clog your pores. Go for facial cleansers with glycolic or salicylic acid

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6. Use a treatment mask

Always use a treatment mask once or twice a week. Treatment masks made from bentonite clay are the best. Masks made from bentonite clay absorb excess oil and impurities.

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7. Use ‘long wear’ products

Like water, oil can smear, smudge and damage your finished look. Waterproof products are your best bet. You can combat the both oil and water by using long wear products.

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