1. After washing and moisturizing your face, dab an oil absorbing primer (Benefit the Porefessional, $28; at sephora.com) over your T-zone to cut shine and help your makeup last.
2. Choose a noncomedogenic liquid (Neutrogena Skin Clearing oil-free makeup, $12; at shop.neutrogena.com) and use a sponge (Sonia Kashuk non-latex square sponges, $4/2; at target.com), not your fingers, to get formula from the bottle.
3. Use blotting sheets (Paul & Joe blotting papers, $5/100; at beautyhabit.com) to soak up excess oil without messing up your makeup.Read MoreLess