10 shine-killing powders for oily skin
Having oily or combination skin makes it pretty easy to land on the wrong side of glow-y. Add the hot summer sun to the equation, and next thing you know you’re a big greasy mess.
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That’s why it’s important to set up preventive measures even before the shine starts to peek through. While using the right skin care to keep excess sebum at bay should be of the utmost importance – a quick mattifying fix is a good face powder. Read on for our favourite shine-killing picks below!
Australis Matte & Glow Finishing Powder Palette, $20.99
You never have to worry about looking flat when you apply a mattifying powder ever again. Australis’ powder palette comes with a Glow setting powder that can be brushed on the skin to bring back dimension to the face.
Clarins Ever Matte Compact, $64
This product provides a light weight shine-stopping complex that helps control oil on the skin, so you stay looking fresh and matte throughout the day.
CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free, $65
Fans of this compact powder rave about the fuss-free fix it offers and so do we. This product has a built in mirror and sponge applicator, perfect for touch ups on the go.
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Setting Powder, $67
Laura Mercier has pretty much solidified its status as the maker of everyone’s favourite loose powder. However, their pressed setting powder is one that definitely deserves the same love. It comes in a compact packaging with a puff applicator, so all you need is a few dabs and you’re good to go.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, $14.99
It’s no surprise that this pressed powder has built a cult-like following over the years. It’s compact, easy on the pocket and does the job – all strong Yes-es in our books.
INIKA Organic Mineral Mattifying Powder, $44
While pressed powders definitely make for easier application, nothing quite beats the mattifying power of a loose face powder. Made with mica minerals, an ultra-fine natural earth mineral, it absorbs excess oil and blurs the look of enlarged pores and fine lines for matte and even-looking skin.
DB Cosmetics Ready Set Translucent Setting Powder, $15.99
This product has a lightweight and silky formula that helps set makeup and control shine. The translucent shade makes it suitable for a variety of skin tones, it’s also talc-free and is formulation with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid and green tea.
jane iredale Amazing Matte® Loose Finishing Powder, $84
Enriched with oil-absorbing and youth-preserving ingredients like rice powder and pomegranate extract, this loose finishing powder from jane iredale cares for the skin while keeping you matte.
Essence Mattifying Compact Powder, $6.30
This pressed powder from Essence not only sets your makeup, it also provides a sheer wash of colour for added coverage, all while being the same price as your morning coffee.
M.A.C Next To Nothing Pressed Powder, $56
M.A.C may have cracked the code for creating a creamy powder that gives a luminous finish. Formulated with micro-light boosters, this pressed powder gives the skin a radiant glow with no filters needed.
What’s your favourite pressed powder?
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