Apologies to anyone getting annoyed of me answering this question so much, it’s my most asked question!
But I understand I may have new followers or people who havent seen me answer it yet so I still like to address it :)
I have a whole post about oily skin like tips, makeup and skincare products, etc in the Makeup Tips link on the top of my page, i’ll link it below for you :)
First i’ll explain what each finish is
- Dewy- luminous, glowing, skin looks very hydrated, not a powdery finish.
- Matte - no shine or luminosity. More on the flat side.
- Satin - in between dewy and matte. Not a matte, powder finish but not super luminous.
Usually you go for the finish your skin naturally isnt. For example if you have oily skin youre like no way do I want my skin to look dewy and luminous I’m already oily so I want a matte finish. If you have dry skin usually you want your skin to look more hydrated and glowing. You can also make your skin more dewy or more matte depending on which products youre using. You can create a dewy or matte look which more than just your foundation.
However you can also just choose which look you like more. I have combination/oily skin so I’m oily but I like a dewy or satin finish because I think it looks more natural in my opinion than a powdery, super matte finish.
Keep in mind you can also have a matte foundation and add shine with highlighters, setting sprays, shimmery blushes, etc. :)
I suggest translucent powders because they are white powders that go on clear so they add no extra coverage but take away any shine and set your makeup. Translucent powders also have blurring and perfecting properties so it makes your skin look more smooth and airbrushed so I still use it even if I use a regular colored face powder.
It’s best to touch up with a translucent or sheer powder because adding more on through out the day can look cakey if you keep layering on powder and makeup. Translucent powders never look cakey!
If you want extra coverage go for a really light weight, light coverage powder like MAC Blot powder, Maybelline Fit Me or Rimmel Stay Matte.
They usually come in loose powders but obviously pressed versions are easier to travel with and whip out the use through out the day :)
Revlon Photoready Translucent Finisher
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
Rimmel Stay Matte in Transparent (any other shade will have color and add coverage)
MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finisher
Try Loreal True Match in N1 (shade in the middle) They make N (neutral), C (cool), and W (warm) shades starting from 1 which is the lightest and neutral isnt orange toned at all :)
Revlon Photoready also makes very fair shades :)
- Revlon Nearly Naked
- Loreal’s BB Cream and Garnier’s BB Cream for oily skin
- Loreal Lumi foundation (says lumi but its more of a satin)
- MAC Face and Body or Makeup Forever’s Face & Body, face and body foundations have a water base not oil like most foundations so they are super light weight on skin! They arent drugstore but you get double even triple the product so youre technically buying 2/3 drugstore foundations and it will last you forever since youre getting so much product.