Face Oil: Your All-in-One Solution for Nourished Skin and Perfect Makeup

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It’s been a while since I have talked about new skincare that I have been using, and anything that stood out in mastering the art of makeup. So, today I’m diving deep into the world of face oils – those little bottles of liquid gold that have taken the beauty industry by storm.

If you’ve ever had doubts about using face oils, I would like to share some of its transformative effects that I have been observing for a while now, and how face oil can be your all-in-one solution for achieving nourished skin and makeup that’s on point. I’ve been using oils for over a year and am loving it!

Breaking Stereotypes: The Modern Face Oil

Before we dive into the selection process, let’s remind ourselves why face oils are worth incorporating into our routines. These luxurious elixirs are packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that work wonders for your skin.

From hydrating dry patches to soothing irritation, face oils are multitasking miracles that can address a variety of concerns. The key lies in choosing an oil that aligns with your skin’s unique characteristics.

Whether you’re dealing with dryness, dullness, or even fine lines, there’s a face oil out there with your name on it. My personal favourites are from Sunday Riley and due to my acne prone skin, the UFO oil is an absolute dream! I cannot fault it. It treats my acne and makes an amazing base for makeup.

You can use face oils to hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin, and they can be used by people of all ages and skin types, and they can be incorporated into any skincare routine. Let’s talk about some of the benefits:


  • Hydrate the skin: During your skincare routine face oil’s can be used as a last step during night time as they help to lock in moisture, which can help to prevent dry skin. They are especially beneficial for people with dry or dehydrated skin.


  • Improve the skin’s texture: Face oils can help to improve the skin’s texture by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use the oils for regular face yoga to see the visible difference in skin texture and improve skin’s blood circulation.


  • Reduce inflammation: The oils can help to reduce inflammation, which can help to improve the overall appearance of the skin.


  • Protect the skin barrier: A healthy skin barrier is essential for healthy skin. If you shave your face or exfoliate often, face oils can help to protect the skin barrier, which is the outermost layer of the skin that helps to keep moisture in and harmful substances out.


  • Make makeup look smoother and more natural: One visible difference that I have seen is that face oils can help to make makeup look smoother and more natural. They can also help to prevent makeup from creasing or fading. Learn how to use lip oil with face oils as combining both can provide nourishment and hydration to both your lips and your face.

The Skin Foundation: Nourishment for Radiance

Let’s start with the basics – radiant, healthy skin is the foundation of any makeup look. Face oils step up to the plate by delivering a cocktail of essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants directly to your skin.

Picture this: your skin soaking up all the goodness, resulting in a smooth and glowing complexion. And trust me, when your skin is well-nourished, your makeup game will reach new heights.

Prepping for Perfection: Face Oil as Your Makeup Primer

Say goodbye to conventional primers that often feel like a layer of silicone on your skin and make an extra hole in your pocket.

A primer acts as a barrier between your skin and your makeup, creating a smooth canvas that helps your makeup go on more evenly and last longer. It also fills in fine lines and pores, giving you a flawless finish that’s ready for whatever beauty look you’re about to create.

Now, imagine taking the benefits of a primer and infusing them with the nourishing goodness of face oil. That’s exactly what happens when you use face oil as a primer. Not only does it create a velvety base for your makeup, but it also brings a radiant, natural glow that’s hard to achieve with regular primers unless you are using some high-end quality primers.

I always have a glow under my makeup now and that’s even when using powder foundation – it’s changed my life. The Sunday Riley UFO oil as my base and then BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation on top is my dream combination!

Glow Your Own Way: Mixing Face Oil with Foundation

Here’s a beauty hack that’s a game-changer: mix a drop of face oil with your liquid foundation. Not only does this concoction give you a radiant finish, but it also prevents that dreaded cakey look that can sometimes come with matte foundations. The result? A custom-made foundation that’s as unique as you are.

You can also experiment with different types of foundation to find one that works well with face oil to create a look that is both beautiful and natural.

Mastering Artistry: Highlighting and Contouring

If you’re a makeup enthusiast like me, you’ll understand the importance of a killer highlight and contour. Well, guess what? Face oil can be your secret weapon.

Applying a touch of face oil to the high points of your face – think cheekbones, nose bridge, and cupid’s bow – creates an otherworldly glow that’ll have you looking like you’re perpetually basking in sunlight.

And for contouring, consider a matte face oil a few shades darker than your skin tone for a natural, sculpted effect that’s free of those harsh lines.

Finding Your Perfect Match: Choosing the Right Face Oil

With a sea of face oils out there, finding “the one” might seem daunting. When choosing a face oil, it is important to choose one that is right for your skin type. If you have oily skin, you should choose a lightweight oil that will not clog your pores. If you have dry skin, you can choose a heavier oil that will provide more hydration.

Here are some of the most popular face oils:

  • Argan oil: Argan oil is a Moroccan oil that is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. It is a good choice for all skin types, but it is especially beneficial for dry skin.


  • Jojoba oil: A natural oil that is very similar to the sebum that your skin produces naturally. It is a good choice for all skin types, but it is especially beneficial for people with acne-prone skin.


  • Rosehip oil: Lightest of all Rosehip oil is a cold-pressed oil that is rich in vitamins A and C. It is a good choice for all skin types, but it is especially beneficial for mature skin.


  • Grapeseed oil: Rich in linoleic acid it is a good choice for all skin types, but it is especially beneficial for oily skin.


  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a solid oil that is rich in saturated fat. It is a good choice for dry skin, but it can be comedogenic for some people.

If you are new to using face oil, it is a good idea to start with a small amount and gradually increase the amount as needed. You can apply face oil to your face and neck after cleansing and toning.

Some tips for using face oil:

  • Start with a small amount and gradually increase the amount as needed.
  • Apply face oil to your face and neck after cleansing and toning.
  • You can also use face oil as a makeup primer.
  • If you have oily skin, choose a lightweight oil that will not clog your pores.
  • If you have dry skin, choose a heavier oil that will provide more hydration.
  • Be sure to patch test the oil on a small area of your skin before applying it to your entire face.

There you have it – a deep dive into the world of face oils. If you’re ready to embrace a skincare and makeup routine that’s all about radiance, nourishment, and individuality, face oil is your secret weapon. It’s time to bid adieu to old notions and say hello to a new era of glowing skin and makeup perfection. I hope you found this article helpful and let me know if any of you love face oils too!



  1. Ali
    August 28, 2023 / 6:26 pm

    I didn’t know a lot of this! Thanks for sharing x

    • Lorna
      August 28, 2023 / 8:27 pm

      You’re welcome!

  2. Victoria
    August 29, 2023 / 8:10 am

    Where are the fashion/outfit posts as of late?

    • Lorna
      August 30, 2023 / 3:17 am

      Unfortunately I’ve been having a lot of health issues (which I have wanted to explain for a while, but haven’t had the mental capacity to) over the last month or so, and with that means I’ve been unable to take photos in outfits. I’m getting better slowly and I’m hoping to share one at the end of this week.

    • Lorna
      August 30, 2023 / 3:17 am

      It’s a must have!

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