Makeup Tricks for Oily Skin

Oily Skin

Ever wondered how you would put on makeup and in the next few hours, you’re looking all shiny and oily and even when you try to blot it the makeup ends up smeared all over. It can be very frustrating, to say the least.

Having an oily skin should not stop you from applying makeup and using products. The important factor is knowing your skin type, and these eight ideas below will help solve this beauty problem in no time.

1. Always Prime your Skin First. 

When you have an oily complexion, using a makeup primer helps everything stay put. You should at least put some base on the oiliest areas (think: the T-Zone — forehead, nose, and chin) with an oil-free, anti-shine primer. Apply it first before you put any form of makeup on your face.

2. Prep your Eyes. 

To cut down on eye makeup creasing, avoid priming your lids with concealer, something many women with dark circles or redness do. Instead, use a primer specifically designed for eyelids. The base creates a perfect canvas for eyeshadow and liner while absorbing crease-causing oils throughout the day.

3. Don’t Overdo Powder. 

It sounds like the right thing to do to pile on the face powder. But going overboard could backfire by making your pores push out more oil. Apply powder on shiny areas. Use a matte translucent formula, which can cut shine on any skin tone. If you do apply too much powder, dampen a makeup sponge and blot it over the over-powdered areas.

4. Carry Blotting Papers. 

No matter how flawless and matte your makeup looks in the morning, if you’re prone to oiliness, you’ll spot shine by midday. Some blotting sheets simply lift the oil from your skin. Others deposit a bit of powder to sop up the oil. The trick to using blotting papers without taking off all of your makeup is to press the paper where you’re oily and then roll it off your skin, instead of rubbing the paper on your skin.

5. Go Oil-Free. 

Since your skin naturally produces more than enough oil, invest in makeup products (especially foundation and blush) that are oil-free and noncomedogenic, which means they don’t clog your pores. Also, use face cleansers and toners that are infused with glycolic acids, which cut down on excess oil. Another good acid to consider using is salicylic acid.

6. Look for “Long Wear.” 

Water and oil can do the same things to make up: make it smear, smudge, or slip. That’s a reason to stick to eye products that are waterproof, water-resistant, or long-wear. One of the best, long-wear combos is water-resistant eyeliner and cream eyeshadow over an eye primer.

7. Think Soft Skin, not Slick Skin.

Those heavy, anti-aging creams are fine for nighttime use, but before you put on your makeup, reach for a lighter moisturizer that hydrates without being greasy. Consider using a serum. It tends to be lighter. Don’t forget your sunscreen — look for an oil-free formula. After you’ve put it on, place a tissue flat on your face and press gently to remove any excess before applying your makeup base.

8. Reduce Excess Oil. 

Once or twice a week, use a treatment mask. Those made with kaolin or bentonite clay are best for oily skin types, as they naturally absorb oil and impurities while calming irritation. Apply a quarter-sized amount for the mask with your fingers. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.


Let’s jump right into it. When we say fashion mistakes, we’re not talking about wearing an outfit that could land you on a worst-dressed list. Rather, we’re talking about long-held habits you refuse to break, fashion clichés you still believe are true, trend wagons you jump on and small things you’re avoiding—or doing—that can wreak havoc on your personal style.

Watch how Shea Whitney breaks it down in this video and let us know what you think.

Embracing Your Melanin Goodness, Tenny Coco Shares Her Story

Makeup artist Tenny Coco (Teniola Aisha Kashaam) is embracing her melanin skin and we’re here for it.

The makeup artist shared a photo of herself on her Instagram page showing her rich melanin progress, she spoke about how she started lightening her skin at a young age and how bleaching turned into an addiction.

Tenny also reveals how she overcame this addiction and slowly stopped bleaching her skin and focusing on getting it back to normal.


Read her post below:

My Road to Melanin
At the age of 19, I started lightening my skin….. By the time I was 20, I had become a heavy Skin bleacher… at the time it felt almost normal, I felt like I looked more attractive….. it became an addiction, I just couldn’t stop. I craved so much to be lighter.. I felt being black wasn’t beautiful enough. What a stupid way to have thought… I guess the society we live in played a little role in my decision to bleach my skin… coupled with being very Naive at that age. It’s widely perceived that the lighter you are, the more beautiful you look. To be honest I always knew it was a bad thing… I mean, I had seen loads of people with ridiculously damaged skin courtesy the effects of bleaching but I was just so deep into it… like I said it’s actually an addiction.

As my 25th birthday started approaching I started to do a lot of Soul searching, a lot of self evaluation… concerning every area of my life and I finally started to see the light… to see how crazy I had been all these years… how crazy it was for me to have believed that my black skin wasn’t beautiful, to have allowed myself to feel inadequate or to try and tell God ‘ how you created me isn’t good enough’ what a silly, crazy way to have lived. Today I’m more than grateful that I finally saw the light. Black is beautiful! So beautiful! Never have I ever felt as beautiful and as at peace with my skin tone as I do now… Please Love your skin/Yourself the way God has made you…. you are beautiful, you are enough.

Time will always tell… imagine how I would look 10-15 years from now if I had continued to bleach my skin. Please don’t do it… I did it and I Had/ have so much Regret… it’s not worth it. You are beautiful just as you are.

I get a lot of messages asking me, how I was able to transition my skin back… I will be sharing all the tips soon enough.
Thank you to everyone who helped me get through this…… the Amount of support I have received is enormous… Thank you.

 Thanks for reading.

TMM Style – The Stunning Ini Dima Okojie

Yet again Ini Dima Okojie is our Celebrity Style Star for today

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The stunning actress and tv host is our favourite style star this week, whether she’s glammed up for a red carpet event, looking chic for an afternoon out, or breaking fashion boundaries we totally love her ensembles.

See some of her gorgeous pictures below and let us know what you think.


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Thanks for reading.

Wumi ‘Tuase Covers November Issue of The Mode Mistress


Say hello to our Mode Mistress for the month of November, Wumi Oguntuase, a fashion blogger, personal stylist and fashion entrepreneur. The talented style star in July 2016, launched her online store, The Thrift StoreNG where woke fashion lovers shop classic thrifted pieces at affordable rates. With an impressive Instagram following and a sleek and polished wardrobe to boot, we couldn’t wait to get a glimpse into some parts of her life. From fav designers to life as a blogger, we asked Wumi everything about fashion, business and more.


Get to know Wumi by checking out how she answered our quick-fire questions below.

    1      The first thing I do in the morning is…  pray. I actually try not to miss my quiet time with God.

    2      I would never leave home without… my sunglasses. My eyes are very sensitive so I try to protect them even though I don’t (won’t) use medicated glasses.

    3      My staple clothing item is…  a jacket. Either kimono, denim jacket, blazer or waterfall jacket. I always just have to add something to my outfit.

    4      The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on is… good food (it’s funny because I don’t eat a lot) but for the sake of fashion, definitely shoes.

    5      If I had to describe my personal style in one word it would be… Relatable.

    6      The best thing about Nigerian labels …

Flexibility and Versatility. I’m loving how we’re breaking fashion barriers across the globe and not limiting ourselves to Africa or African styles alone. Nigerian labels have blown and they’re taking Nigeria to the world proudly!

    7      My favourite designers are…  Micheal Kors, Deola Sagoe, Vera Wang & Adidas

   8      When it comes to fashion blogging, people don’t realize…  it’s not just about taking pretty pictures and getting free stuff. It takes a lot of hard work if you’re passionate about it. You need to put in work to get people interested in your style & blog, put in work to retain the said interest and also influence people. So it’s not just about “oh she’s pretty and wears nice stuff, that’s why” No, it doesn’t work that way.

   9      My guilty pleasure is…  window shopping online. I’d literally put everything in my cart then close the tab, it’s crazy but I love it.


10    The most exciting person I’ve ever met was… Maybe when I meet Omari Hardwick, Micheal Ealy or Keke Palmer, then I’d come back. LOL.

   11    One person, I’d love to meet would have to be… Kim Kardashian. I’m fascinated with how she keeps slaying and making her money above all the hate. I need to learn some business tips from her (no shady nudity courses though).

   12    Something people don’t know about me is…  I have a really reserved side. I’m an extrovert but for some years now, I’ve been discovering the part of me that likes to be alone and in my own little world.  I’m still the “Hey let’s turn up everyday” girl but that side of me is in existence too.

   13    The last thing I googled was…  “Celine trapeze mini bag”. See my online window shopping?

  14    The hardest thing about being in the spotlight is…  getting over negative feedback. People can be so rash and uncultured and I’m usually one to give a smart-ass reply when people come at me but I now have to remind myself that I’m building a brand and can’t let everything get to me.


   15   The best thing about being in the spotlight is…  getting recognized. It encourages me to do more and be more. I mean I’m not even a top blogger yet but I get messages from ladies who are being influenced by my style, bloggers who have been inspired by me to start their own blogs or just people wanting style tips when they meet me. It’s the little things that mean a lot to me and that’s the best part for me.

   16    I stay in shape by… doing 50 squats and 100 sit-ups! daily

  17    My beauty essentials include…  Cussons baby wipes for my face, Primer, Foundation (I currently use Glam Girl), Powder (I use Milani) and Lipstick (Current fave is Kylie True Brown)

    18    My favourite place to travel is…  Maldives!

   19    The best thing about being a fashion blogger is…  getting to do what I love and making an impact with it no matter how little. I love to play dress up, mix and match and just look good, the type of good that makes people take an interest in what I’m wearing so achieving that is the best thing. Oh, and of course getting promotional items because let’s face it, how many pieces can I afford to buy all by myself? LOL!

    20    One thing I’ve never done but would love to do is…  go on a world tour with the love of my life, most preferably before I get married.

    21       The greatest life advice I’ve ever received was…  from my mum and she told me “You only know what’s in your heart, don’t be fooled by what people say or do, you never know what’s in their heart”. It’s quite funny because I never used to listen to her but I’ve had to accept after so many events that she was right. Mothers are always right.

Follow Wumi on social media 

Instagram – @wumituase

Blog –


Photography by Moyo Oshibamowo (@awgzz)

Makeup by Gbemi Sowunmi (@makeupbygbemi)

Creative Direction – Yejide Erogbogbo (The Mode Mistress)

Watch the BTS Video below

Rita Dominic, Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, Blessing Egbe Dazzle On Red Carpet At ”The Women” Premiere

Nollywood actress and Filmmaker Blessing Egbe, premiered her highly anticipated new movie ‘The Women’ at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Friday. The event was quite colorful as several celebrities and movie lovers graced the red carpet.

The glamorous event was attended by star actors such as Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Kate Henshaw, Femi Branch, Kene Mkparu, Samuel Olatunji (Bigsam), Moses Babatope, Gregory Ojefua, Kalu Ikeagwu, Anthony Monjaro, Lillian Afegbai, Rita Dominic and host of others.

The movie ‘The Women’ follows the events that occur when a group of women and their partners decided to go on a weekend getaway. At this getaway event, the set of malicious women are met with challenging trials that each must confront or succumb to. A tale of love, friendship, lies, and betrayals, take us all on an interesting journey filled with so much drama, humor, and lessons. The movie touch on may emotions that the screening hall became emotionally charged with divided opinions with some people standing for women and many other for men.

Written, produced and Directed by Blessing Egbe, ‘The Women’ features some of Nollywood’s top stars including Kate Henshaw, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Branch, Anthony Monjaro, Gregory Ojefua and Lilian Afegbai. The movie also introduces upcoming actors like Unity Nathan and Roxy Antak.

Blessing who is the producer and director of critically acclaimed soap, Lekki Wives said it is her best movie yet. The movie will be showing in cinemas across Nigeria from Friday, September 29, 2017.

Watch the Trailer HERE

After the Breakup What Next

People break up for different reasons. However, many people are confused after their breakup on what step to take next, while others claim to know what’s coming.

Do they really know what’s coming, or are they bluffing?

My Opinion – I feel in the quest to move on quickly a lot of people don’t grieve properly, and this act in itself is self-destructive. Let’s talk about the mind, body and spirit connection; the mind means mental improvement, the body is physical improvement and the spirit involves getting closer to your maker (God). Once these three align your heart break journey will be healthier and more productive.



Grieving is an important process, however “who grief epp?”

Please Share Your Thoughts.