I’ve found a better way to control my oily skin!

11 Sep 2011

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I’ve found an effective way to control the oil on my face! Woohoo! 🙂 Not sure if this will work for eeeeverybody, but it’s working great for me so far. If you’re dealing with oily skin like I am, keep reading and, if you can, try out these products!

Oil control

Below are the products I’ve been using to help control the oil. The last two are optional/only if necessary:

1. MAC Cosmetics Oil Control Lotion
2. elf High Definition Powder
3. Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish Spray (oily skin formula)
4. MAC Cosmetics Blot Powder in Dark
5. Boscia Peppermint Blotting Linens

Oil Control

So first I put MAC’s Oil Control Lotion on my face, after I’ve applied my moisturizer.

Then I skip the primer part (what? yes, shock face!) and apply my foundation and blush/bronzer of choice. I set everything with elf’s HD powder. Yes, if even if my foundation of choice that day is a powder.

In stead of using a brush, I apply the HD powder with the puff that comes with it. I ‘press’ the powder in my skin (this is key, I think!). If I have white powder ‘residue’ on my face, I use my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush to blend it in some more.

The last step is the Finish Spray. I lightly spray my face, wait ’till it dries and then continue with my eye makeup. I have the spray by Skindinavia, which is the exact same product as the one by Urban Decay.

Throughout the day I blot if necessary with MAC’s Blot powder and occasionally I use a blotting linen (I keep these in my handbag).

I’ve tried so many different things to control the oil in my face and this combination is the best I’ve found so far! My face is matte all day, especially if I use a long lasting, matte foundation like MAC Pro Long Wear.

Click here to find out where to get these products, prices, sizes etc. If you know of another great oil-controlling product, let me know! 🙂


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.


  1. choklatechild Says: September 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Girl, I def need to try their oil control lotion! I use MAC anyway so next time i’m at the counter, I’ll check it out.

    I also have a finish spray and it helps a little but I carry those little blot tissues around, especially when I wear makeup, to help control shine…

    Thanks for sharing your routine!


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