Friday, April 11, 2014

oil-free makeup & skincare

I'm trying to prepare myself for another hot, humid summer in Japan with a makeup & skincare routine that will keep me fresh all day long. 

For my skincare, I absolutely love Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins. I use it at night to lock in my toner, and my skin feels so soft when I wake up in the morning, and not oily at all! 

I have a very oily T-zone, and when I was looking for skincare products at ULTA one day, a sales associate recommended me the Mario Badescu Silver Powder. I only use it once or twice a week where I get the most oily (around my nose), and it refreshes my skin and leaves it matte. 

For makeup, I swear by Laura Mercier's oil-free products. I've been using the Oil-free foundation primer for a while, and the foundations I've used really stay put all day. I just picked up the Oil-free tinted moisturizer recently, but I already love it. The sales associate recommended I use the Laura Mercier mineral powder to finish off my sheer, not-too-done look. 

What makeup or skincare products do you use for a natural, oil-free look? 
Let me know in the comments!


Samantha Mariko


  1. I have oily skin so I,always have to use oil-free products, thank you for this helpful post! I love Laura Merciers products!

  2. I think the products of Laura Marciel would be perfect, are they very expensive?? Please, let me know. Have a great day!!

  3. Very nice products, I'd like to try them!

  4. Great products, I love LM.


  5. Someone else was just saying how much they loved Laura Mercier. I've only tried her bath & body collection. These sound awesome Sam! It gets humid and hot here, so I need to do the same. HAHAHA

  6. Currently, I am using Vichy and a powder of Shisedo :) <3

  7. I´m considering to buy foundation from this brand, because it looks really helpful. :)
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  8. The foundation primer looks great, dear!
    I have a very oily T-Zone too, i think it will do good to my skin.

    keep pretty!

  9. i've heard great things about laura mercier products. i swear by aveda, especially their oil-free tinted moisturizer. i also love bare minerals! both give a great natural look. i'd love to try that origins nighttime product. i've been looking for a good one!


  10. ive been meaning to try laura mercier, it sounds great!
    and awesome post, thanks for sharing!


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  11. I use Ringana fresh cosmetics, but I've heard great things about Laura Mercier.

  12. This would've been good to know when I was in Japan last summer. It was so humid, my face would be oily after being outside for 30 minutes! (And I have naturally dry skin :X).

    I'm actually trying out new products, so I don't have anything to recommend for a natural, oil-free look (yet).

  13. Thank you for this! I am totally dreading the humid summers again so finding some makeup that will help fight against oily skin will definitely save me lol

  14. Oh very good products! Thanks for your review!

  15. I love Laura Mercier face products! I don't have oily skin but a lot of these products probably would be great for hot and humid summers. Would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? If you do so, please let me know on my blog so I can follow back!


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