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
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?
- Dry skin
- Over 40 Skin
- Skin is looking dull or lacking glow
- Menopausal skin
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:
- Start with clean skin and/or exfoliated skin
- Apply any desired serums, like Water Elixir
- Apply your facial oil, Water Oil
- Apply your eye cream
- 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.
- Start with a clean palette for mixing (Don’t have a makeup mixing palette, use a clean plate from your kitchen.)
- Scrape a bit of your blush onto your plate (I use a clean eyebrow spoolie).
- Add 2-3 drops or Water Oil and mix with your brush.
- Add additional powder until desired color is achieved. Add additional oil if your mixture is too thick/dry.
- 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:
- 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)
Do you have Water Oil in your skin prep collection? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear!