Review: The Real Down Low on Oil Control Products (MAC & bareMinerals) & M.A.C Primer

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****Special Note*****
This is consider an essential for me, but I decided to separate the primer & bloating paper from my other "everyday makeup" post because not many people battle super oily skin like me. So what I consider an essential to me, may not be to you.

Now that I'm look back on previous posts, and now onto this post, I use a lot of stuff to keep my makeup looking flawless (*sigh*). If you have extremely oily skin like me, below is what helps me retain decently looking makeup throughout the day. The only two products you need is a Primer and bloating paper if you happen to have oily skins like me. Note: I will continue to try to find products that keep my makeup looking matted all day, because the primer and bloating paper helps, but I want something that doesn't require me to dabble all day.

Below reviews are on four products, and the main reasons I decided to share them all was for the ladies that suffers from really oily skin like myself. If you have really oily skins, please don't let anyone tell you that you need to get an oil control moisturizer. You only need two products, and that is the Primer & Blotting Papers (and maybe a Mattifying Powder, I don't have one yet. but will let you know if it is needed in the future).




MAC 'Prep + Prime Skin Smoother' Primer

Claims
A velvety skin perfecting primer that instantly fills in fine lines and wrinkles. Contains powerful anti-oxidants, evens skintone and mattifies - while softening the skin. Convenient compact makes it perfect for on-the-go moments.

Like
- Gives a Natural Looking & Flawless Foundation.
- Works Great In Keep the Foundation On Your Face
- No Harsh Line & Smoother Appearance
- Feel Really Nice
- Reduces The Appearance of Pores

Dislike
- Expensive

Primer is used to fill in the wrinkle lines,bumps, or any pores etc. by making your face a clean blank canvas. I found this primer is the only thing I need for my extremely oily skin. It helps smooth out my skin for a more flawless looking foundation. This is the ONLY product you need if you have extremely oily skin. Even though your face gets oily, this help the makeup stay put when you do get oily.

bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer (First Buy)

Claims
Hydrate skin with this lightweight, remarkably effective moisturizer for improved firmness, elasticity, radiance and skin texture. Powered by our 100% pure RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex with a unique electrolyte delivery system, it's formulated to provide the perfect amount of hydration for combination skin while potent antioxidants help protect skin from environmental stressors. The result? Naturally luminous, younger-looking skin day after day.

Like
- Scent

Dislike
- Doesn't Control My Oily Skin
- Makes My Skin Oilier
- Expensive

I think I got screwed over when I purchase this one years ago (this doesn't even advertise as an oil controller). I told the sale lady that I have extremely oily skin; she still sold me the above product saying I needed it. This product made me stay away from putting foundation on my skin for a while. Click here to see an example of me wearing this and the bareMineral foundation on a company outing (I was so embarrassed on how oily my skin got ugh)

Mac Cosmetic Oil Control Lotion (Third Buy)

Claims
The ultimate no-shine base for oil control. Natural exfoliants help improve texture and clarity. Lightweight and instantly matte, bonds makeup to the skin for fewer touch-ups. Oil-free hydration with natural colloidal minerals and antioxidants. Formulated to keep skin pH-balanced. Use day or night

Like
- Scent

Dislike
- Doesn't Control My Oily Skin
- Makes My Skin Even Oilier
- Expensive <- Soooo Pissed it Doesn't Work

My last purchased of an oil control moisturizer was from M.A.C. and I can't believe I thought this product was going to work a freaky miracle....ugh. The product says "Oil Control” and I believe that what this product needs to do....right???? I have tried using as directed, and I have try using very little of this product, and I still got the same result - oily skin (see first picture example below). The only different from my oil skin issue from the past vs. now is that my makeup holds up. I’m love M.A.C. products but this one was a big time failure.

The Really Low Down on Oil Control Moisturizer for Oily Skins

I have extremely oily skins when wearing foundation and I have been battling this issue all of my life. Whenever I use any type of foundation, my face becomes an oily mess. I totally believe my face goes on the defense and literally tries to attack whatever foundation I have on. The attack usually involves my foundation trying to slide off by mid-day.

I have tried three products that supposed to control my oily skin (another one was from IMAN), and to tell you the truth, they don't do jack shit, and it pisses me off when people try to explain to me how you need this to control the oils underneath your foundation. If you have extremely oily skin, you don't need a moisturizer. You just don't! So repeat after me, if someone tries to sell you an oil control moisturizer, don't get it. You just don't need it; all you need is some blotting paper to blot your skin during the day (see below). If your skin is like mines, no matter what you do, when you apply your foundation, your skin will get oily skin. Note: I have some dry area on my face (around my month), I just apply a small moisturizer (any will do) and that is it!

Clean & Clear’s Oil Absorbing SHEETS

Claims
Oil Absorbing Sheets soak up excess oil from your face without smudging makeup or leaving behind a residue. Softer than paper, these silky smooth sheets can be used easily around your nose and other areas of your face.

Like
- Pick Up The Excessive Oils
- Doesn't Smudge My Makeup
- They Are Soft and Silky
- Leaves My Skin Feeling Clean & Dry

Dislike
- N/A

I have not tried many bloating papers to tell you the truth, and I'm sure they may be better ones out there, but for my purpose, these works great!!! They don't smudgy my makeup and the work great in humidly. I ran out of the above, but I always make sure to have an alternative version in my bags when I need to blot the oils from my skin.

Conclusion: For ladies that have oily skin, we are still blessed because if I remembered reading correctly, are skin tends to remain youthful for a longer period of time due to our oily skin. The downside of oily skin is that we have to deal with the over productions of it when we wear foundation. As long as you have a good primer and bloating paper, you will be fine.

Oily Skin
with M.A.C Oil Control
Picture without
Oil Control
(still oily but not
as much as the first)
End of Day
Bloating Paper Use
Another Example
of Blotting Paper Use
Please note that you can click on the images for a more detail look.

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18 comments

  1. Girl I feel your pain! Thank God for blotting paper right! I like to use a mattifying powder like Make up forever duo matte to "help" control oil. I agree with you we are blessed but sometimes it's like ugghhhhhh.

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    1. I'm going to check that one out. I heard people recommend mattifying powders to help control the oil.

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    2. Hi Kreyola I have to tell you I never thought that anyone had oilier face than my sister and I! She introduced me to Murad Oil Control Mattifier with SPF 15 and its my staple for everyday and it works for up to 8hrs!! yes 8hrs!! Does not clog your pores! Matts your makeup...Works wonders! definitely check it out

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    3. Thanks for sharing this. 8hrs???? I be on cloud 9 if that is the case. Will check that out!!

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  2. Great review, will buy the Mac prime skin primer soon!
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    1. Thanks Diana...the primer was something I was indeed missing. It really do help the foundation stick better.

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  6. Thanks for your advice, I have this problem too.

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    1. Glad to be of help! Learning about these stuff make learning about makeup a whole lot easier. Will be practicing with eye shadow soon :)

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  7. im glad clean n clear works:)
    nice reviews. i hv oily skin and im so pissed with it! i can undertstand when u buy expensive stuff n it doesnt work:(



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    1. Thanks!! I'm sure you are aware of oily skin :( I have two products I want to try, but they are expensive, and I really will be upset if these don’t work either. Still doing research, so we will see.

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