Best Makeup Products for Oily Skin & Acne Prone Skin


1. Matte powder for oily skin

A few years ago I fell in love with a company called Mattify Cosmetics who specializes in products for oily skin. Sometimes it feels like I have the oiliest skin on the planet! I was beyond frustrated trying to find any makeup for oily skin that would actually stay put. It's the only brand that has ever done the trick to stop shine and prevent acne.

If you have oily skin, their matte face powder called Mattify ULTRA is a must! This oil control powder can be used as your primer under foundation and as your setting powder to prevent oiliness. When you use it under liquid makeup it also prevents foundation from clogging pores, so you get fewer breakouts. It's especially helpful to wear during hot summer months when humidity makes oiliness even worse. ULTRA Powder is my #1 Holy Grail product to use with liquid foundation. It keeps me perfectly matte for hours!

2. Long Lasting Eye shadow with built in primer

The Mattify Cosmetics brand of long lasting eye shadow has a beautiful selection of colors and is super high pigment. It has built in primer, so you won’t end up with creased eye makeup, even if you have oily eye lids. My personal favorites are their sparkly pink Cotton Candy, their semi-matte navy blue Midnight Train, and shimmery white Snow Bunny.

3. shimmery powder highlighter

The Mattify Highlighter is perfect for strobing. It adds shimmer to key locations on cheekbones, cupid’s bow, inner eyes, and center of nose to brighten your complexion - AND it absorbs oil so you won’t look like a grease ball by the end of the day.

4. moisturizer for oily skin & acne prone skin

Finding moisturizer for oily skin is never an easy task - most are so emollient they cause makeup to look extra oily and cause foundation to slide off skin. The Mattify Cosmetics Incredi-Gel Moisturizer supplies light weight hydration that doesn’t clog pores and won’t interfere with makeup application. It also has ingredients to control acne breakouts.

5. more oily skin products at mattify cosmetics

The Mattify Cosmetics line of makeup is a must-try if you have oily skin, since each of their products is made to be oil absorbent. They have several more products for oily skin too, including Contouring Bronzer, Tinted Powder Foundation Makeup, Blush, Natural Acne Treatments, Exfoliator, and an Oily Scalp Treatment. What's more, their products are all natural, silicone-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and most are vegan.