NATURAL SKINCARE RECIPES! To gain access and start making today, clicking here.

Q&A: Tips For Applying Mineral Foundation On Oily Skin?


Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase via my links, I may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. See my disclosure for more info.


mineral foundation / powder foundation / makeup tips / green beauty


Hello there!

I need help with applying my Mineral Makeup Foundation on my oily skin. My face is too glowy and I feel like a glow stick! I tried using the Oil Absorbing Setting Powder before and after I apply the minerals, but I still look greasy. Am I doing something wrong? Should I be using a different foundation like Nature’s Veil CC Cream instead of the Mineral Makeup Foundation? Help!?

Mineral makeup foundation made with natural ingredients / powder foundation / dry skin / kabuki brush / green beauty




Hey There!

A woman after my heart! I totally understand the pains when it comes to getting the hang of the mineral foundation. For
years I avoided this foundation type, for the same reason- I just couldn’t seem to master the application. Coming from a history of oil-skin makes finding a foundation particularly tricky, but it can be done. Now that I’ve got my technique down, I love reaching for a mineral foundation because it really can help combat my mid-day oiliness.

Here are a few tips that I’ve found to help me get a flawless finish with a mineral foundation on my oily skin.

  1. This one is likely the most obvious, but using skincare products that help balance oil production will go the longest yard. It’s taken me time to figure out my routine, but not that I’ve got a set of products that help me tackle oil and congestion, the other challenges (like the one you’re having with the Mineral Makeup Foundation) seem to fall away. I still experience small influxes in oily, but for the most part, my skin is healthy and balanced.
  2. I love our Mineral Makeup Foundation in the summer as that’s when it’s most likely for my oils to spike. That being said, on days I plan to use a mineral foundation, I wait until my moisturizer is completely absorbed. If it’s not, the minerals just tend to stick to where the moisturizer is still soaking in. I like to apply my moisturizer immediately after I get out of the shower. I then go about other parts of my morning routine (like getting dressed) to give it a solid chunk of time to absorb. I also find that the Raw Radiance Moisturizer tends to be the fastest at soaking into my skin.
  3. Your brush- Hopefully, you’re using a kabuki brush. My personal preference is to use a flat-top kabuki that is SUPER dense with bristles. They should still be super soft, but that stiffness really helps to buff out the product. I save my rounded kabuki for things like mineral blush and bronzer because I find they’re better at diffusing colour.
  4. It’s all in the application! I find that the lighter the layer I apply, the better it blends. It takes some practice and patience, but I find that this goes a long way for avoiding that “metallic” look that can happen when you start with too much. You can also mix in a little bit of the Oil Absorbing Setting Powder right into your cap with the Mineral Makeup Foundation when loading your brush. This will help to mattify and make sure the powder can help prolong your wear and minimize your oil all day. It’s translucent so it won’t affect the colour of your foundation and it helps to set the foundation right from the start.

Hopefully, these tips will help you master the challenges of mineral foundation for your oily skin. Let me know how it goes!

With Love & Radiance,

Karla's signature


Pin this article for later:

mineral foundation / powder foundation / makeup tips / green beauty


Your Skin Craves

Say goodbye to store-bought products and hello to fresh, natural ingredients that your skin will love.

Sign up for our mailing list and be the first to know when we release new homemade skincare recipes and resources!

Jamie Sabot, Author, Grounded Sage Skincare

Jamie Sabot

Jamie Sabot is the founder of Grounded Sage Skincare. Since she started in 2009, Grounded Sage Skincare has helped thousands of customers with their skin by creating handcrafted skincare products, online workshops, and this blog, which has been a trusted resource for straightforward natural skincare information to over 2 million readers and counting.

Sign up to get to know your skin better through gentle prompts, DIY skincare recipes, and holistic beauty education.

The best of natural skincare products