Friday, October 11, 2013

marvelous mattifiers

You wouldn't believe how many clients come to me for help with their oil-control problems, especially when it involves helping their makeup last.  Well the good news is that there are a number of solutions out there, it just depends on what your skincare/make up routine is and how you want to fit these products into it.  So I have broken down my suggestions according to what will best suit the type of regimen you are inclined toward, and if you wanted or needed to, you could combine a few of these goodies.

FOR LOW MAINTENANCE:
Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 is an all-in-one moisturizer, sunscreen, and oil-control mattifier.  Wear it alone or under makeup - no muss no fuss.  There are a few similar all-in-ones on the market but I find the light weight consistency of this to be the best.  Ideally it will control oil for up to 8 hours.

FOR UNDER FOUNDATION:
Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Ant-Acne Treatment is unbelievably great at keeping your foundation in place and preventing that dreaded shine.  Also it helps fill in fine lines and pores.  I know it says anti-acne but you can disregard that bit. If you just have oily skin it will work fine because the magic ingredient is salicylic acid which addresses both oil and blemishes.  This primer is wildly popular so I can't foresee you not loving it.



FOR TOUCH UPS:  Keep a packets of Shiseido Pureness Oil Control Blotting Paper on hand at all times.  The good thing about blotting papers is that they absorb your greasiness without disturbing your make up.  These guys may be enough for you on their own but are also helpful to assist whatever oil control products you are using.  There are many blotting papers out there but even though these are a bit more expensive I find them to be the best - really, they are worth it.

AN ADDITIONAL STEP BUT WORTH IT:
Anthony Logistics For Men Instant Fix Oil Control is a men's mattifier that people of any sex can use.  Because it is initially designed for men read "extra strength".  This is an additional step to layer over your moisturizer and under makeup, or if you are super duper oily you can even use it in place of your moisturizer.  You may not be crazy about adding an extra step to your routine but this product's sole purpose is to mattify therefore that is what it excels at.

SETTING MAKEUP:
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray is the final step in your makeup application.  It sets the makeup up beautifully and prevents it from getting that greasy shine or sliding off your face as the night wears on.  Urban Decay is one of my most favorite makeup lines because they are top notch quality.  I would trust my face with any of their things so I believe you can really count on De-Slick to do the job.




all products reviewed were either bought or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's website. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

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