It must be Summer now because my forehead and chin are starting to look shiny! If you have combination skin here some great products to try to battle oily skin this Summer.
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I have dry skin in the Winter but when the warmer weather comes out to play my skin becomes a little more combination. My cheeks are fairly normal sometimes dry but I start to see oil and shine on my forehead and around my chin and just generally around my t-zone. I dislike have a mirror shine on my forehead so to battle the shine I use these two great products to keep things nice and matte!
Once I apply my SPF and skincare and I start prepping for makeup and the very first product I apply is Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. Ever Matte Poreless Primer is the closet formula I’ve found to Urban Decay’s awesome, brilliant but long gone De-Slick in a Tube.
Honestly, Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector works like no other primer I’ve tried before. This is a silicone cream but doesn’t have the powdery set that many mattifying primers have. As you apply it you’ll notice it instantly soaks up excess oil and shine as it blurs the appearance of smaller pores and perfects skin prepping it for makeup. This keeps oil at bay for several hours for me. If you have extra oily skin I won’t promise it’ll keep oil at bay all day but it will fight the good fight for several hours so makeup looks fresh and your forehead isn’t a beacon of shine!
After applying my primer I follow up with concealer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow, etc….
Finally to set my look I use Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine. I LOVE this stuff. As a drier skin girl this powder does not cling to drier area, does not accentuate pores, and it soaks up excess oil like a boss. Plus it’s utterly portable so you can travel with it and swipe it on whenever you need to mop up any excess oil. It even has its own brush which is tucked right into the tube packaging so you can quickly swipe it on! And no it won’t mess up or dull out your makeup when you apply it as it blends to a picture perfect transparent finish! I can’t live without The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine when the warmer weather strikes!
What are your favorite ways keep your skin matte and oil free for Summer?