Makeup for Oily Skin

Discover how to apply makeup for oily skin and create a smooth-looking, long-lasting makeup look.

Applying makeup to oily skin can be challenging as the skin's natural oils can cause makeup to budge and break down. Discover Charlotte's makeup for oily skin routine and unlock her tips and tricks for creating airbrushed, flawless-looking makeup that lasts!


  1. Charlotte's full-coverage Airbrush Flawless Foundation in shade 9 Warm

    Step 1: Apply Long-Lasting Foundation and Concealer

    As the skin's natural oils seep through foundation, they can cause product to break down and slip and slide around the face. To create a fool-proof foundation look for oily skin, Charlotte recommends applying a long-lasting foundation that sets down and stays all day. Her Airbrush Flawless Foundation is a full-coverage, natural-matte foundation that's designed to keep skin looking FLAWLESS while feeling weightless. The long-wearing formula is perfect for oily skin, providing the perfect base to help with the longevity of the rest of your makeup.

    Airbrush Flawless Foundation pairs perfectly with Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, a brightening concealer with medium-buildable coverage that helps to conceal and blur the appearance of pores, blemishes and dark circles.

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  2. Airbrush Flawless Finish pressed powder in shade 3 for tan complexions

    Step 2: Set Makeup with Powder

    Powder is the secret to making makeup last, and Charlotte's AWARD-WINNING pressed powder, Airbrush Flawless Finish, is perfect for setting down your foundation and concealer while giving the complexion an airbrushed, flawless-looking finish! With the Powder & Sculpt Brush, apply a light veil of powder onto the face, focusing in the oiliest areas such as the T-zone and around the mouth. Your powder will help to reduce unwanted shine and blur the look of pores.

    Tilbury Tip: Keep Airbrush Flawless Finish in your bag for touch ups throughout the day as the skin begins to produce excess oil.

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  3. Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk Intense, a richly pigmented, two-toned pressed powder blush

    Step 3: Use a Powder Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter

    Liquids and creams can be prone to slipping around on oily skin, so it's often best to choose powder formulas with greater longevity. When choosing a blush, bronzer and highlighter for oily skin, reach for Charlotte's pressed powder ICONS! There's Cheek to Chic blush, a two-toned, satin-meets-shimmer formula for beautifying the apples of the cheeks, Airbrush Bronzer, a modern, matte bronzer for creating an eternally sun-kissed complexion, and Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter, a soft-focus powder highlighter to give the face a Hollywood glow! With Charlotte's cheek-perfecting beauty secrets, you can create a gorgeous blush, bronze and glow for oily skin!

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  4. Matte Eyes to Mesmerise in Chocolate Veil, a rich, chocolate brown cream eyeshadow

    Step 4: Prime the Eyelids

    Charlotte's Matte Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows are perfect for priming the eyelids for eyeshadow. Available in 5 neutral colours, these beautiful shades are perfect for mattifying oily eyelids and look gorgeous worn alone or alongside your favourite Luxury Palette. Apply lashings of Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! to complete the look!

  5. Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria, a taupey-nude matte lipstick inspired by Victoria Beckham

    Step 5: Add a Pop of Matte Lipstick

    To match your natural-matte makeup look, apply a matte lipstick such as Matte Revolution in Very Victoria for a natural-looking pout, applying straight from the bullet to give the lips instant colour with a comfortable, non-drying finish. For added definition, line your lips with Lip Cheat before going in with lipstick to sketch out your perfect lip shape.

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  6. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day

    Step 6: Lock in your Look with Setting Spray

    Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is the ultimate makeup fix, helping makeup to last for up to 16 HOURS! The previous steps are perfect for creating a long-lasting makeup look, and Charlotte's ICONIC setting spray is the cherry on top! Mist the smoothing-effect formula onto the face and it will fuse seamlessly with your makeup, locking it into place to make the magic last longer!

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Darlings, makeup can look flawless on oily skin! Now that you've discovered Charlotte's tips and tricks for applying makeup for oily skin, use her recommendations to create makeup magic that stays all day!