Sephora Makeup & Skincare Oily Skin Picks

Whenever I see a Sephora I get the urge to walk in. Even if I don’t have anything that I need to buy or can afford to buy. In fact, when my mom and I were vacationing in Vancouver we saw there was a Sephora near our hotel so we decided to pay it a visit.

Now, while I’m a fan of Sephora I do wish they had more sales throughout the year. Makeup and skincare can be expensive. I only have but so much discretionary income that I can spend before I have to start skipping visiting my family or meals. So when Sephora has a sale, I start putting together a list of things I’d like to buy.
Sephora makeup and skincare picks | A Relaxed Gal

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I have oily skin so I’m selective about what products I use because I want to do everything I can to keep the oil to a minimum. Here are my Sephora picks.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

Now if you’re looking for a Smashbox primer that does help with mattifying and controlling oil than the pore minimizing primer is for you. It claims to instantly blur flaw, reduce the appearance of pores, and control oil for up to 8 hours.

I haven’t used this Smashbox primer yet, it’s on my list, but I’ve seen rave reviews of it and it claims to do everything an oily gal wants in a primer.


I prefer to use a sponge to apply my foundation but I’ve yet to try out a Beautyblender. I’ve heard they're awesome. And as a plus, they come in dark colors which is great for those of us who use darker foundation shades.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick

My mom got this during our trip to a Vancouver Sephora to cover some dark undereye circles. When she tried it on in the store it did a really good job of covering them.

The Matte Skinsticks have multiple uses outside of concealing. You can also use them for contouring and correcting.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray

This setting spray claims that it “mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte.”

This is a setting product that I haven’t tried yet but it’s on my list. I’ve seen videos and written reviews from other oily gals who say this is their go-to setting spray. A few of them even use it as a primer substitute which is great for those who travel a lot and don’t want to pack too many makeup products.

Murad Skincare

Back when I had adult acne covering most of my face I could only find one skincare brand that would clear it up. That was Murad. Back I was using them they had a smaller product line than they do now. I imagine that most if not all of their products are great but the two that I really liked when I was dealing with my adult acne were the Clarifying Cleanser and the Skin-perfecting Lotion.

What do you like to buy from Sephora?


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