Age 57 and don’t wear foundation — it’s too heavy for my taste. But I should wear it to even out my uneven skin tone. I’d like to try one of the tinted moisturizers but, at age 57, I still have a very oily T-zone. Any suggestions?

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  1. AlyssaMK wrote on :

    I can agree with you that foundation can be a bit much! What I use is Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer. It has SPF 20 and it is very affordable! Click on the website below to check out that and more products, there is also free shipping available.

  2. Urblessed wrote on :

    Try neriumAD. One product that will change your skin tone and help with lines and wrinkles. In 30 days you won’t need foundation. Check out http://www.urblessed.nerium.com. It’s amazing!

  3. DJRTurner wrote on :

    I’m a Mary Kay Independent Consultant and Mary Kay has fabulous foundations for oily skin. I would be glad to help you find a Tinted Moisturizer in your shade or any other products which you would be interested in.

  4. catbefit wrote on :

    Hi Robyn,
    A lot of great suggestions have already been given, but just thought I would mention something I have not seen yet. There are products which will help to keep the oil in the T-Zone or wherever under control. One which I use is the Mary Kay Oil Mattifier, which absorbs oil and helps control shine for at least 8 hours. Good skincare is the key and consistency will get you results you are proud of, but even after 19 years as a skincare consultant I still have T-Zone oiliness, so I do not believe that it can be completely solved. Best of luck to you in your quest! Cathy

  5. Cubie131 wrote on :

    I would look at the new BB creams-nearly every line has one. They are made to give light coverage while addressing skin issues, so there is one out there for you.

  6. Maria Comfort wrote on :

    Hi Robyn, I see this problem of an oily t-zone often in the spa. So, before you begin with makeup, you need to work on your skin problem. My first suggestion is to apply extra virgin olive oil to your skin immediately after you cleanse it. The cell size of the EVOO is smaller than your blood cell, and it will penetrate quickly into your skin.

    You are producing more oil in places of your face that are dry. The body works to protect the skin by adding oil to moisturize those dry areas. Once the body feels the presence of the oil, it will cease producing additional oil. This will make your skin more normal within five days.

    Once your skin is even, you will be able to enjoy a tinted moisturizer. They usually go on more smoothly than basic makeup or powder, and give a more natural, but fresh, appearance.

    Good luck with this technique. It has been very successful for ALL my clients.

    Maria Comfort

    • RobynR wrote on :

      wow! I’ll give it a try. thank you.

  7. mkflaa@hotmail.com wrote on :

    Hi Robyn,

    I love all of the new BB Creams, many of which are specifically designed to address issues for skin over 40. BB Creams are fairly new to the USA, but have been common in Asian Countries for years. They are a mulit use cream or all in one product that will help with sun block, anti aging, moisturizing and sometimes evening out skin tone. Typically they don’t contain a covering agent, but there are some that do. Here are some of the ones I have tried and use on my clients with rave reveiws:

    Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream SPF 30 – has a light reflecting agent to give skin that youthful glow. Available at Sephora – $39.00.

    Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (has pigment in it so it will help even out skin tone). Available at Department Stores and under $40.

    Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm is a great BB cream but does not offer any coverage. If you like the product for skin care reasons, you can buy a dual purpose light weight powder to put over it to help even out skin tones. Both are available at Department stores or Sephora.

    Aveeno Postively Radiant Tinted Moisturizers offers skin care and adds a bit of color to your skin. Available at most drug stores for under $20.

    Neutrogena SPF 30 Light Tint Healthy Defense Daily. Is a tinted moisturizer. Available at drupg stores for under $25.

    I also recommend that unless you have an immediate reaction to a product, you use it for 30 days or more to let it do “it’s magic” before deciding whether it is right or not right for you. Once you find a product, I recommned sticking with it until it doesn’t work anymore rather than frequently trying new products.

    I hope this help. Best, Mary

    • RobynR wrote on :

      so these BB creams will not help with oil control? That’s one of the reasons I don’t wear foundation/tinted moisturizer, because you either wipe it off as you blot oil, it makes the oil worse, or using powder to fight the shine makes you look cakey.

    • mkflaa@hotmail.com wrote on :

      Professionally and personally I have found that a good skin routine that is right for my skin type is half the battle to controlling excessive oil on some parts of my face such as the T-zone.

      A good skin care routine should consist of Cleanser, toner, moisturizer (since we are over 40, one for day and one with more moisturizing and anti aging benefits for night), and any serums that will help the anti aging process.

      You can check out some of the BB creams that include targeting oil control.

      Smashbox, Garnier, and Too Faced are some that are made specifically to help control oil and easy to find at department or drug stores.

      Since Asia has been the leader in BB creams, I also recommend my clients try BB Creams made by Asian companies. They can usually be found on E-bay or by googling the products name.

      Check out Etude House BB Magic Cream. Missha M Vita which has a mattifying agent. Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm BB Cream VIP Gold Collection.

      After you have found a skin care routine and BB cream that seems to work for you, if your skin still gets oily on occasion, instead of trying new skin care products, I recommend using blotting papers on the days where it seems to be worse.

      Let us know how it goes. Best, Mary

  8. RobynR wrote on :

    Thank you all so much! I’m headed to the mall makeup counter!

  9. Nancy Norris wrote on :

    Dear Robyn,I am 62 and feel the same. I use a BB cream.I think that the one
    that was the original from Dr.Jart with water base is great and use it when I am going out as it is an SPF also.There are so many things in this cream,or creme, you will be so thrilled that you tried.If you can ask at your local Sephora for a sample of a few BB cremes,include both Dr.Jart versions.I’m excited for you.

  10. avonlady wrote on :

    Avon has a nice tinted foundation under the mark brand that feels very soft on the face.
    I also like Almaty which is hypoallergenic.

  11. casavon wrote on :

    If foundation feels heavy on you, then you’re using the wrong kind. You need a very lightweight foundation-something that’s so light you can’t feel it. And since you still have some oily areas, I have a suggestion.

    Avon has a great tinted product called Magix Cashmere. It’s good for all skin types and is so light, I promise you won’t know you’re wearing it. (Did you know that you should never use more foundation that will fit on the end of a cotton swab? If you use more than that, it WILL feel heavy and cakey!!)

    Avon also has a Magix which will give your skin a matte finish-it’s clear-so you can apply your foundation on top and have a nice finish to your skin. You can use it with or without foundation.

    Good luck!! Chris


  12. traceybrown wrote on :

    Hi Robyn,

    It’s very common for many women to still deal with oily skin throughout their lifetime. I love tinted moisturizers and their new ‘sisters’ BB and CC creams. You just need to find one that’s oil free and promises matte coverage. You can find them in drugstores to department stores. I have found a few products that work well for your concerns:

    1. I recently reviewed L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur for O Magazine, and it is fab. Even skin tone and large pores etc. Leaves skin with a matte finish. I would combine that with a concealer for best coverage.

    2. CC & BB Creams are great. Lumene makes a lovely BB cream that leaves my skin quite matte and velvety. Not as “creamy” as others.


    3. Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer SPF 45 Matte is great as well. I have road tested it.

    4. Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 — I just got this one to try, haven’t yet but it promises to fight shine and a natural matte finish.

    5. Smashbox also makes a matte finish BB cream

    Hope that helps.

  13. redAllison wrote on :

    Hi Robin, my ultimate suggestion for you is to consider either a BB cream which provides additional benefits like SPF over tinted moisturizer or mineral powder like Bare Minerals. I wear a lightweight cream foundation from Almay Anti-Aging Smart Shade for everyday and I really like it. For mature skin, less is more, so you can just avoid your oily T-zone if you like or apply less there, and with the Almay, you can do that easily. I just wrote an article about foundation on my blog: http://www.neversaydiebeauty.com/beauty-tips/foundation-makeup-friend-or-foe/ and I also have a couple of product reviews: Revlon BB, Bobbi Brown BB, the Almay I just suggested, and a Japanese BB cream. I still have a few more posts to write on Bare Minerals regular mineral foundation and the new Ready foundation. The Ready foundation would be too heavy for you. Hope this gives you a start on your quest!

  14. Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

    I would use a BB cream I like them they work well or you could get a tinted moisturizer from clinique for oily skin

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