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Liquid Makeup for Oily Skin

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Q: I'm African-American, and I have oily skin. Every time I wear liquid makeup it gets runny. Is there any way to prevent this?

A: Your best bet is to try a mattifying foundation that sops up oil throughout the day. We love Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse, which is a super-light formula that comes in a very wide shade range, from fair to dark. But another good thing to keep in mind is that you need to prevent oiliness before you put on your foundation, too. To do this, use a gentle cleanser morning and night, such as Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, and something that contains alpha or beta-hydroxy acid at night to clean out your pores (we like Neutrogena Clear Pore Treatment). But beware, using AHAs and BHAs will make your skin sensitive, so avoid eyebrow or facial waxing and be sure to wear a sunblock with an SPF of 20 to 30, preferably with titanium oxide or zinc oxide daily (apply after cleansing, before putting on makeup). During the day, if your skin still gets oily, use blotting paper to soak up grease without removing your makeup. Our favorite? Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets.


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