See Ya, Slick!: 10 Products to Help Stop Midday Shine
Posted Monday May 21, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
Many of us fall victim to the dreaded midday shine.
Chock it up to an active lifestyle, skin type or choice in cosmetics - a glistening T-zone seems to be one issue many of us gals simply cannot kick!
With the impending dog days of summer ahead, it may seem like a slick and shiny complexion is something that you’ll just have to deal with. Wrong.
Whether you prefer liquid or powder formulas, there are a slew of effective products on the market that are easy to use and will help to keep the shine at bay from the moment you apply makeup in the morning, to the time you take it off at night – no matter what you do in between!
Check out which products we suggest to combat that midday shine!
Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15, $39.50: Formulated without harsh parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or dyes, this miracle product pulls double time as a moisturizer and oil control formula that will keep you silky smooth and shine free for up to eight hours. It regulates the oil production of your skin and will also helps to reduce breakouts.
Peter Thomas Roth Clini-Matte All Day Oil-Control SPF 20, $48: Both oil and fragrance free, this sheer lotion helps to balance skin by stopping shine and regulating the oil levels on your face all while protecting against the sun. The product works with skin to create a flawless, shine-free complexion that lasts all day long.
DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel, $52:Working to remove dead skin cells and control the natural oil production of skin, this top-notch product works all day long to not only keep the shine at bay, but also control future breakouts.
Prescriptives Virtual Matte Oil-Control Makeup, $32.50: Perfect for all types of skin, this liquid foundation is the perfect option for the gal looking for a cosmetic product that will lend lots of flawless coverage while actively controlling shine. Certainly one of our makeup must-haves!
Per-Fekt Skin Perfection Gel, $57.50: Worth every penny, this slightly tinted formula glides on skin lightly without weighing down skin or looking greasy. From wrinkles to pores, it covers all imperfections to lend the wearer a flawless looking face free of unsightly shine.
CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder, $8: This dynamite drugstore find lends your skin an effortlessly fresh, natural finish. Helping to smooth skin and minimize the appearance of pores, this shine-free formula (also available in a sensitive version) is worth picking up!
MAC Blot Powder/Pressed, $21: The cosmetic giant creates a fabulous matte powder that will keep your complexion looking sleek and sexy from the time you put your makeup on in the morning, until you take it off at night. It disperses the oils so that they don’t accumulate in your T-zone throughout the day without producing an overwhelming powder finish.
Smashbox Photo Set Finishing Powder SPF 15, $28: Suitable for all skin types, this product will lend you a fresh face all day long with a picture-perfect matte finish against even the harshest of lights. The uber-smooth, silica-based powder fades fine lines, large pores and also guards against harsh rays from the sun – it’s a triple threat!
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder, $28 This formula not only locks makeup in place for an all day hold, but also has been proven to minimize the appearance of pores by 20% in just four weeks! The colorless product acts as a skin balancer by reducing dryness, removing oil that comes to the surface and improves the overall texture – it’s perfect for all skin types too!
Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, $32: This lightweight formula contains oil-absorbing rice powder that will keep you shine free from sunrise to sunset. Its lavender shade goes on skin invisibly and works on every skin tone.