How To Wear A Facial Oil Before Makeup

Facial oils are having a moment in beauty. But do you really need one? And, is a facial oil before makeup even a good idea?

The biggest question I get about facial oils is, when SHOULD you use a facial oil before makeup? I mean, isn’t a trending technique to do a facial oil after moisturizer? Will wearing a facial oil affect the longevity of your makeup?

Today on the vlog, I’m sharing if you should use a facial oil before makeup, when to apply a facial oil before makeup.

Let’s get to it!

Why you want to use a facial oil before makeup


Your regular moisturizer not cutting it anymore? Instead of searching for a new moisturizer, add a facial oil to your skincare routine! Your skin will feel smoother, softer, and more resilient, not to mention taking on a wet dolphin skin-looking glow.

Facial oils are right for you if you struggle with occasional (think seasonal or climate-related dryness) or persistent dry, flaky, or dehydrated skin and your moisturizer just isn't doing enough no matter how enriched and emollient it is.

A facial oil is going to lubricate your skin to give you a youthful, healthy glow.


Who Is Facial Oil Good For?



Who Is Facial Oil Not Good For?


  • Acne prone skin 
  • Some oily skin (However, facial oils can aid in regulating your skin’s oil production.) 

How To Incorporate Facial Oils into your Skincare Routine


I recommend using a facial oil in the morning and at night to see the full effects. Here’s how to incorporate it into your skincare routine:


  1. Start with clean skin and/or exfoliated skin 
  2. Apply any desired serums, like Water Elixir 
  3. Apply your facial oil, Water Oil  
  4. Apply your eye cream
  5. Seal everything with your favorite moisturizer, I like Water Balm

Prepping Your Skin Before Makeup and Mixing Water Oil


You can use this same routine before applying your makeup. Using a Water Oil  as part of your Skin Prep before makeup will help you achieve that glow from within, skin-like finish to your foundations. 

You can also use Water Oil to make a skin tint or blush with your favorite powder product.


  1. Start with a clean palette for mixing (Don’t have a makeup mixing palette, use a clean plate from your kitchen.)
  2. Scrape a bit of your blush onto your plate (I use a clean eyebrow spoolie). 
  3. Add 2-3 drops or Water Oil and mix with your brush. 
  4. Add additional powder until desired color is achieved. Add additional oil if your mixture is too thick/dry. 
  5. Apply to the face for a fresh flushed glow, use under foundation for an underpinning effect, or over foundation as your cream blush.

Check out this video I made for more about making your own blush. 


Things Your Should Know 


Water Oil is:


  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Fragrance-Free
  • No Chemical Colors 
  • Great for all skin types, even sensitive skin

Water Oil is full of skin loving oils: 


  • Squalane (Derived from Olives)
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil
  • Japanese Camellia Oil
  • Argan Oil 
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Jojoba Seed Oil
  • Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean Oil)
  • Sesamum Indicum Oil (Sesame Seed Oil)
Water Oil Bottles Lined up like bowling pins
Sonia Roselli Beauty

Do you have Water Oil in your skin prep collection? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear!


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