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If you are up on trends you may have noticed a lot of people using beauty oil for makeup application. As in they apply the oil to their sponge or use it on their face before they begin to apply their base. Looks easy enough right? Well yeah but there are some oils that work for makeup application and there are others that do not.
So which beauty oils work with makeup and which don’t? It’s kind of hard to tell upon first glance honestly, but what you want to look for is something that is on the lighter side, something that absorbs into the skin easily and something that hydrates well for a plump, dewy base. I have three oils in my beauty routine. One is obviously not for use with makeup, one looks like it could be but it doesn’t work at all and the third is absolute perfection. There’s a fine line between dewy, well blended goddess and hot, greasy mess that lives in the streets and doesn’t have access to running water… so let me show you what works for me.
Some of the base ingredients are apricot oil and squalene, so if you don’t want to go for this particular oil (it’s a little pricey) then look for something with similar ingredients at the top of the ingredients list. Or try to get a deluxe sample from Sephora because that’s what I did and the sample is huge. It’s so big I thought they made a mistake and sent me a full size product.
Personally I prefer to add just a bit of this directly onto my skin before I apply my makeup. Some people add their oil into their foundation on the back of their hand or apply it directly to their sponge, but the good old “apply it right to your face” method seems to work best for me.
BUT all of this aside, if you are naturally really oily this method is probably not for you. You shouldn’t avoid oils in your skincare necessarily, but why add more oil to a face that’s already self sufficient in that area? You’re naturally dewy, just let it rock.
If you’ve been thinking about trying a little oil with your foundation, hopefully this takes some of the mystery out of it for you. Let me know if you’ve tried it, how you do it, and what oil you like to use!