2 + 1 best sunscreens for oily skin

best sunscreens for oily face

aco sunscreen review

Sunscreen and oily skin. Not a good combo. If your skin has even a slight tendency to oiliness – you know just what I’m talking about. I’m not sure what it is exactly that causes my skin to break out and to shine even brighter like a diamond (Rihanna gets it) with sunscreens, but I’ve learned that once you find a product that works for you, you hold on to that product and never let go.

And you tell everyone all about it – since most of us don’t enjoy that sticky feeling anyway. And it would be nice to wear makeup on top of that sunscreen. So – here are three best sunscreens that work for oily and combination skin and that work really well under makeup as well. I would think that all skintypes would benefit from these (if your skin is dry, just apply your regular moisturizers under them).

eucerin mattifying sun fluid

Eucerin sun fluid mattifying (SPF 30 & SPF 50)

Eucerin’s thin fluid sunscreen is the winner for me as the best sunscreen for oily face. When I first found it, I couldn’t believe it’s true. It’s really a super lightweight fluid, almost watery. It absorbs into the skin quickly and it leaves a matte finish. It also stays quite matte, it doesn’t move anywhere. It doesn’t have a heavy scent to it – except that it smells like summer, since it’s always my memory from this product.

This is also Risto’s favorite – as he’s bald he needs to cover his head as well and this is one of his favorite sunscreens, as it’s so light and matte.

The only downside to this is that as it’s so runny (is that a word?), the packaging can get a bit messy. Also – it’s not easily available in Finland (=justfinnishproblems). The packaging could be bigger too, but then again it’s so easy to travel with since it’s quite small. Other than that, per-fect.

Ecerin mattifying fluid SPF 50* on sale right now on feelunique!

aco sun fluid mattifying

ACO Sun Face Fluid Mattifying SPF 50

I got ACO’s mattifying sunscreen as a pr-sample and I was eager to test it, as it’s quite affordable, the packaging is perfect and it’s easily available in my country.  And I am positively surprised.

This fluid is not as thin and watery as the one mentioned before, but it’s still quite lightweight. It feels a bit sticky, when you first apply it, but once it absorbs, it feels nice and lightweight. And yes – it leaves your skin quite matte. Not as matte as possible, but matte enough. This smells pleasant as well, like summer.

For my skin, this works as my moisturizer – if I apply a moisturizer under this, it doesn’t work. It starts to shine. But when I apply this to my cleansed face (possibly just a serum or a moisturizing mist under), it works wonders.

I definitely recommend this product as well – and I would think that if your skin is not quite that oily, you would prefer this than the Eucerin one.
The only thing here is, that this product and brand is only sold in Nordic countries.

I also got to try ACO’s new transparent sun spray (SPF 30), which is amazing for your body, if you want your sunscreen to be non-sticky and lightweight for your body as well. And obviously ACO has a whole range with different products for different skintypes.

www.aco.fi

great sunscreen for oily face

mineral makeup sunscreen

+ Mineral makeup

I know mineral makeup is not technically a sunscreen, but it does act like one. And it does a great job. Also – if you choose your mineral makeup right, it is the right choice for the environment. Minerals work as a physical sunscreen, meaning that they reflect the light away from your skin. I hate to admit it, but physical sunscreens are the ones, that are better for the environment.

If I lost you on ‘physical sunscreen’ – make sure to check out this post: Physical vs. chemical sun lotion.

And in my experience, physical sunscreens don’t let you down. I don’t think I’ve ever burned, wearing mineral makeup on my face (or wearing a physical sunscreen). It’s a safe choice. Needless to say, it also acts as your makeup, so your skin looks beautiful and even.

The only downside to it is that it doesn’t stay matte – unless you powder it and fix it during the day, as you would your makeup.

My favorite mineral makeup is still Pandhy’s loose mineral makeup, but the second would be Everyday Minerals. If you don’t mind silicones, I also like Jane Iredale’s mineral foundations. I also use Zuii Organic‘s foundation bases and they work really well as well (even though it’s not a mineral makeup line per se).

Pandhy’s mineral makeup

Everyday MineralsYou can order free samples from their site, if you want to try first!

Jane IredaleLink to amazon, which is an authorized reseller according to Jane Iredale’s official site

mattifying sunscreen

Photos of me: Kauneusgurusi

 

What is your favorite sunscreen for face?
And do you know of a natural sunscreen for face, that works and is very lightweight? I’d love to find more options.

Look with Naked 3 palette

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look with naked 3 palette

naked 3 palette

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my Naked 3 palette. Leaning more to hate. I was actually gonna sell it, but somehow as soon as I made that decision, I took the palette and I did my makeup with it.

And then I did my makeup again with it…

… and suddenly it was the only palette I used.

The problem with the palette before was that the shimmery colors lacked pigment. Solution: using them wet or on top of a glitter primer. I can’t believe I didn’t realize this before! In this makeup look I simply just wet my brush before going in with the shimmery colors. Now it works fine! The matte shades in the palette are great and pigmented, so now I don’t really have any complaints about it. I like the cool shades in the palette and it compliments my eyes beautifully.

And we’re very much in love now.

naked 3 palette look

About this makeup look:

This week we had another photoshoot with Susanna and I did my makeup as I’ve done it a lot lately: using this eyeshadow trick I contoured my eyes first, and then I applied a shimmery shade on the lid with a wet brush. I wanted my base to look flawless but glowy, so I first went in with a primer, that gives a beautiful glow. Then I used my Double Wear, which is amazing for photoshoots or special occassions, because it’s full-coverage and super long lasting. I contoured my face using my favorite contour kit and on my cheekbones I used the Zuii highlighter (which is bomb!).  On my lips I’m wearing one of the nude shades from IsaDora. Full product list is below and there are links to the blog posts, if you want to know more about the products.

naked 3 makeup

Photos & hair –  Susanna Pomèll / Healthyhair 

Products
Missha BB Boomer (blog post!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear, Ecru (blog post!)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Custard & Vanilla (blog post!)
Everyday Minerals Concealer, Multitasking
Rimmel Loose Powder, Translucent
Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit, Cool (blogpost!)
Zuii Organic Shimmering Powder, Berry

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked3
mad4eyebrow brow filler (blog post!)

IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick, Boho Beige ( blog post!)

What do you think of this look?