Oily Skin? No More With Hey, Babe Skin Pre-Makeup Oil

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Hello, gorgeousness! So, Chloe from Hey, Babe Skin reached out to me about over a month ago and asked if I would like to give some thoughts on their recently launched pre-makeup oil. I honestly feel intrigued about this little thing. I feel the need to try it out myself. I occasionally incorporated facial oils in my skincare routine and a lot of them were mediocre and 'meh' feeling.

I posted a couple of sneak peek on Instagram (follow me if you haven't already) when I first got the pre-makeup oil. I am a fan of its packaging and the scent was all over the box. I was quite excited, you would know if you're following me lol. I will have it on the Highlights if you haven't caught up with it. That is if I manage to not be lazy...

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What is Hey, Babe Skin Pre-Makeup Oil?

It's a facial oil (duh?) that helps reduce oily complexion with makeup. It acts like a primer if that doesn't ring your bell. I know what you're thinking. How is it possible? An oil that will help our complexion to be oil-free? That's almost impossible to take in but it is what it is. At Hey, Babe Skin, they target problems like oily/ dry/ combination skin with makeup + skincare. It's a very versatile and flexible product where you can use as part of your makeup or skincare routine.

What Does It Do and What It Claims?

  • Reduces oily complexion with makeup up to 50%
  • Reduces excess oil production with makeup
  • Longer lasting makeup
  • Helps blend foundation to skin flawlessly
  • Mattify makeup
  • Tame pores, soothe and calm skin
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • 100% natural-derived ingredients 
  • Cruelty-free, alcohol-free


The pre-makeup oil is housed in a small vial with a dropper to dispense the product. It's pretty cute with all the labeling. It's pretty straightforward and see-through packaging, which I like as I am able to see the actual product. On top of that, the overall packaging is cute and quite hygienic as it avoids direct contact between the applicator with our fingers and skin.

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Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Oil, Rosa Centifolia Flower

Ingredient Analysis
  1. Right off the bat, the ingredients are minimal and I can see that jojoba oil (or goat nut oil) is their main ingredient which doesn't trigger anything negative on my skin so that's great. It's also high in Vitamin E, EU allergen-free, and fungal acne (Malassezia) safe.
  2. I would consider this as magic in a bottle because the star ingredient itself which is the goat nut oil that regulates sebum production, has anti-inflammatory properties and seals the skin with long-lasting moisture.
  3. 86% of the ingredients are listed as "low risk" according to the EWG Health Rating standard. That's quite high and you know most of the ingredients won't upset your skin. My skin reacts almost immediately if she hates something but I guess this product is pretty mild that ruining my skin is not on its to-do list. Also, I would say this pre-makeup oil hugely consists of emollients as it is so moisturizing, you can see it for yourself on SkinCarisma.

How To Use (makeup-wise)

They suggest mixing the pre-makeup oil with your foundation but since I am going foundation-free as of recently, this method is not ideal for me anymore. BUT! I have tried to mix 2 drops of the pre-makeup oil with my favorite foundation just for fun and I kinda like the finish. The mixture is flawless and looked super healthy and glowy!

How To Use (skincare-wise)

I can see myself using this pre-makeup oil for tons of its skincare benefit rather than makeup but both methods work just as best in my opinion. As far as skincare goes, they suggest using 1 drop and massaging all over skin before applying moisturizer. Well, that works too but have you tried to mix it with your moisturizer? Like, use both at the same time? Man, it's magical. I can stare at my glowy skin for hours! Really nice if you're going for the matte makeup look after. You don't look matte-er and flat. So I really recommend you to try my personal favorite method too.

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I like it so much it's almost run out

My thoughts

This pre-makeup oil is meant for babes like me. I am usually an oil-slick but every time I mixed the pre-makeup oil along with my gel moisturizer, my skin never felt so good. Now, the pre-makeup oil is not meant to get rid of your sebum hundred percent but I can definitely see less oil on my face. Difference is a difference. That's definitely positive progress, no?

I also think that my makeup lasts longer and still looks fresh after 6 hours when I use this pre-makeup oil! Usually even in an air-conditioned room, after 2 hours I will catch myself as an oil-slick already and I am not cute anymore but if I use this oil, my face will only start to look a bit shiny at the 4-5 hour mark. That's pretty fair considering how freakin' oily my skin is.

For those days where I need to run errands and not be in an air-conditioned room and brave the Malaysian sun, my matte base makeup is not matte anymore. That's fair enough. Nothing can survive the Malaysian sun nowadays and Hey, Babe Skin never claims to produce a product that will make your makeup survive the Malaysian sun.

As far as the product itself, it absorbs so fast! You don't have to worry about the oil is sitting on top of your skin because it's not going to do that. Comfortability is one of the things I look forward to when it comes to skincare. Who would want to wear something if it gives you itchiness and overall just an unpleasant experience? Not me.

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The oil blended all over my hand - resulting really smooth surface

But I guess, in my humble opinion, it doesn't matter if you use it for the sake of makeup or skincare or both, it's going to work. Period. Now, let's go through the claims, and let's just see from there.

  • Reduces oily complexion with makeup up to 50% - Checked
  • Reduces excess oil production with makeup - Checked
  • Longer-lasting makeup - Super checked!
  • Helps blend foundation to skin flawlessly - Checked
  • Mattify makeup - Not at all
  • Tame pores, soothe and calm skin - Very checked!
So far, so good. This pre-makeup oil almost lives up to all of its claims! I like that. Who doesn't like brands that really deliver? I think Hey, Babe Skin is that one potential brand to grow bigger and successful-er. They really did their research and did not play around while creating this oil. I don't mind spending RM49 on a product that really works. I really am dependant on this product now to achieve healthy and glowy-looking skin. I am OBSESSED! Please check out their website and if you're planning to get the pre-makeup oil, I would say go for it!

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1 comment

  1. what's important is how cute the packagings are hahaha. gerammm