Oily Skin? Large Pores? STOP Shine From Ruining Your Makeup! (Products That Work!)

Healthy Skin Tip: Use a home-made clay mask to soothe and heal your skin. Clay masks can be used for all skin types. You can get a basic green clay from your local health-food store, this is called bentonite clay. Add water or milk to the clay, which comes in a powder form, to create a mask that is the consistency of lotion.
Do you have oily skin and enlarged pores? Do you struggle to get your makeup to last? While I have yet to find a product that keeps my skin from getting shiny at all, these are the ones I have found over the years to help the most. In this video I show you my favorite cleanser, foundations, primers and powders for oily skin as well as tips and tricks for getting the longest lasting makeup possible.

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Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Pads
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Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Smashbox Pore Refining Primer
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Hourglass Veil Primer

MAC Prep and Prime 24 hour eyeshadow base

Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid foundation
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MAC Studio Fux Fluide

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation

Cover Girl Clean Matte BB Cream
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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Ben Nye Luxury Loose Powder

MAC Pressed Blot Powder

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens

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I have been a working makeup artist for over 20 years, but my passion for all things beauty began when I was about 10 or 11. I have an art background as well as a degree in Merchandising Management. Brands I have worked for include Bobbi Brown, Stila, Giorgio Armani and Chanel. I was also the co-owner of an upscale beauty boutique in Rochester, Minnesota called About Face.
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  1. In the same line of thought that when you strip your skin too much, it “teaches” it to produce more oil, I have read that if you use facial oils, it actually keeps your natural oil production at bay. Have you tried this out? After I cleanse my skin at night, I apply Emu oil and in the morning, I surprisingly do find that I am not a huge oil slick!! Throughout the day, however, I find that I am no more or less oily.

  2. Risa, I’ve tried and used all the items in this video. I’m extreme oily and totally agree with you 110%. The Hourglass mineral veil and Mac blotting powder are my faves for so many years. I even chuckled that we both used the same Boscia blotting paper too. However, I would highly….. highly recommend using 1-2 drops HEMP seed oil with your moisturizer or wear it alone. I couldn’t believe how it truly controlled my oil production in less than a week. I hope you look into it, try it, and let us know. Love you!

  3. I’m 65. This morning I used a damp beauty blender with my foundation. It looked terrible. I have large pores and they were definitely magnified. And, the foundation just smeared. Any suggestions? My normal foundation typically shows my pores larger, too… beauty blender (damp). Horribly worse

  4. I was in a dermatology office about a month ago, and the doc said the same exact thing, that people with oily skin tend to age more slowly. So, yes, I think that is a positive way of looking at it! Great video and tips!

  5. I struggle knowing what’s oily and what’s glowy. As a woman who is almost 40, well, I’m all about that glow life. Maybe a video about making that distinction might be helpful. Thank you!

  6. Thanks so much Risa for this video! Wow, talk about relatable. I swear that by 10am every morning you can fry an egg in my face! I used to like the Cover FX matte foundation primer, but don’t think it’s working on me anymore. Will maybe try the (gulp) Hourglass one. And yes, the Mac Pro Longwear Wsterproof foundation has been a Godsend.

  7. I just ordered the Ben Nye powders can’t wait! I found the Estée Lauder Day Wear oil control mattifying gel moisturizer on Macy’s website. Thanks Risa!

  8. Hi Risa, Love your videos, excellent job, and so pretty! I am 56 and could open my own store with primers/foundations/skin care trying to find something for my oily t-zone, huge pores. It’s a never ending battle. Would love to get my daughter-in-law the necklace/choker you have on for her birthday. Can you let me know where I can purchase it? Thanks so much and keep up the great videos, oxo

  9. I found that Cover Girl BB cream a few weeks ago and I was so shocked at how good it was! You can’t shut me up about it. I love it!!

  10. what eyeshadow and lip gloss are you wearing? I absolutely love them on you!! please do a tutorial on this look 🙂 hair included please

  11. i feel like I’m the only reallllyy oily skinned human that doesn’t really have oily eyelids at all!

  12. Thank you for the recommendations on the Biore cleanser along with the Rimmel primer…they both work very well and don’t leave my skin overly matte or dried out

  13. You look wonderful!! I am loving The Ordinary! My skin has never felt better. I am fortunate to have normal skin at 54 so the serun foundation is wonderful for me. They are coming out with a matte foundation. I’d love for you to reviee it.

  14. I love watch your vedios, very detail and explain clearly, specially get in to the point, not waste any tine.

    I am confusing about Ben Nye powders. what is different between those powders?

    A, names:
    1. translucent powder
    2. banana powder
    3. luxury powder

    B, colors?
    1. camel
    2. cameo
    3. buff
    4. color less (white?)

    Thank you

  15. Just found your channel, new subbie! As a mature 48 year old WOC, I appreciate your content – it’s universal. I think you’re lovely, and doing a great job. keep it coming!

  16. you are so so helpful and informative!!! thank you! can you suggest any hydrating creams for under eyes? also I absolutely love how you always offer affordable options! I don’t like spending that much money on products

  17. Thanks Risa for this video. Thanks also for holding the products up to the camera just a wee bit longer so we could see them better!