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Shine Proof Your Face for the Summer

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On Jul 13, 2018
Shine Proof Your Face for the Summer

Whether it’s due to the rising temperatures of the season or just your stubborn skin type, oily skin will seriously ruin a good day. You leave your house feeling fresh and flawless and by the time you get to your destination, an oil truck seemingly found a home on your pores.

After placing layers of primers and mattifying products on your skin to smooth out imperfections and erase the appearance of pores, you still find yourself latched on to your face powder just to make it through the day.

With summertime quickly approaching, knowing how to sweat-proof your skin is the key to going long days and even longer nights without having to “touch-up” every 30 minutes. With so many products failing to live up to their promises of making your skin oil-free, we’ve come up with a master list of products that really work.


1) Make Up Forever Skin Equalizing Primer

Prep your skin for your makeup with this mattifying primer that balances your skin’s texture for smoother and long-lasting makeup wear.

2) Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Keep your face cool with this oil-control primer that promises to minimize pores and mattify skin for up to 12 hours. The formula is sweat- and humidity-resistant and free of silicone, oil, alcohol, and fragrance.


3) Murad Oil-Control Mattifier

Good skincare precedes oil-control. While you may think that adding more products to your skin will make you oilier, if you don’t add moisturizer to your routine, your skin will actually overcompensate and produce more oils. This moisturizer regulates oil production and mattifies your skin until you’re left with a smooth finish.

4) Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

This oil-controlling moisturizing gel doubles as a face primer to prevent oiliness and allow for your makeup to last longer. The lightweight formula absorbs into the skin quickly making it the perfect choice for summertime.

Face Powders

5) MAC Blot Powder

This blot powder has had numerous amazing reviews as a “must-have” for anyone with oily skin. It’s perfect for touching up and reducing shine without feeling too overdone.

6) Cover Girl Oil Control Pressed Powder

This oil- and fragrance-free powder is perfect for carrying around in your purse to reduce oiliness and keep your skin fresh all throughout the day.

Setting Sprays

7) Urban Decay Setting Spray

This mist prevents sliding or smudging of makeup. Simply spritz it all over your face after applying your makeup and your makeup won’t budge for the entire day!

8) Skindinavia Setting Spray

Award winning oil-control finishing spray leaves you with a matte finish, eliminates grease, and reduces makeup creasing and transfer.

Any other products you recommend? Come on, help a sista out!

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