Winter Make Up Tips For Oily Skin

oily skinWinter is the time to experiment with make up and look the very best. Having an oily skin is sensitive because no girl wants a greasy feeling and shiny patches on the face.

It will happen that every foundation will not suit you and you will have the problem of facing frequent pimples. So to apply a great make up while having an oily skin during winter, you just need to follow some very basic and simple tips. Here are some of the tips you can follow:

Winter Makeup Tips For Oily Skin

Cleansing And Moisturising

An oily skin needs proper cleansing to get rid of the excess oil which causes the greasy feeling and shiny patches leading to uneven skin tone. To properly cleanse your face in winter, use a cleanser which is water based.


During winter, skin becomes dry due to lack of moisture. Even if you have an oily skin, you will lose moisture. So use a moisturiser that is gel based, at night. Apply a bit of gel based sunscreen at day and a light brown eye-shadow.

Silver Finish

Use an oil control face wash to first wash your face. Once you are done, use a natural loose face powder that has oil control effects. You can use the Lakme Rose Powder which is available in shades as per your skin tone.

loose powder

Use a silver eye-shadow and apply it in a thin layer evenly throughout your eyelids. Brighten up the look with a touch of mascara. You can also give that extra curl to your lashes!

Exfoliate And Tone

To get rid of the excess oil and look pretty in the winters, you need to exfoliate your skin properly. Splash your face with warm water and use a mild exfoliator (scrub) and apply it in your face in circular motion concentrating on chin, cheeks, forehead and nose.

exfoliate skin

Once you are done, use a good toner with a cotton ball. In winter, toner is the best thing for oily skin. Finally, apply a matted effect face power in little quantity to get the winter-matte look.

Conceal And Finish

To get that all time fresh look in winter for your oily skin, you can also use a concealer to hide that parts of your face which appears distinctly oily like the nose bridge. You can also apply this in acne areas. The concealer will give you the dry-fresh look in winter even if you have oily skin.

Seal the look with a finishing powder which is available in different shades as per your skin tone. This finishing power will have an oil control action in winter giving you the bright and always fresh look. Top it with a touch of blue eye liner and you have a piece of the blue winter sky right on your eyes!

Primer And Chap-stick

In winter, especially if you have an oily skin, instead of using concealer in your eyelids, use a primer. A primer will create a perfect base for eye shadow and cuts down make up creasing. Once you have applied a primer, during day time, you can use light neutral eye shadow like brown, mango yellow in very light shade or light shades of green.

golden eyeshadow

During daytime, even out the shadow throughout the eye lid. At night, you can use golden eye-shadow with glitter effect. Darken the shadow at the corners and keep it light elsewhere. During winters, your lips tend to get dry so keep a chap-stick ready in your purse!