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jacqulenenoel
Matte Powder?
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I'm noticing half way through my work day that my face is starting to feel a little oily and look shiney.  I have oil blotter sheets in my makeup bag which I'm using.  The weather where I live has been slightly warmer than what we are used to for this time of year, which is only making my oily skin worse.  I didn't know if also incorporating a mattifying powder as a touch up during the day would help??  And what some good suggestions would be so I'm not making the oil worse?  Should I apply as a touch up or should I apply in the morning with my normal makeup routine?

 

Here is what I am using now in my routine:

 

*cleaning and moisturizing with Proactiv (incorporating products from the line for oil control)

*amazing concealer for dark circles and redness around nose and mouth

*bare minerals powder foundation all over followed by my usual (blush, highlighter, shadow primer, shadow, gloss, eye liner and mascara)

 

 

Is there something I am missing that would help cut down on the shine and oil?!?!

 

HELP beauty gurus! :smileyhappy:

 

 

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katie1724
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Hmm...on one hand, I'm tempted to say that the mid-day shine happens to everyone -- my skin tends to be dry, and even I notice that my face needs a touch up by noon. On the other hand, is it possible that the Pro-Activ is overdrying your skin, stimulating oil production? **If it's keeping your skin clear and working for you, I would not stop using it -- I would just deal with the oil issue by using a blotting powder (the sheets work, but powder can be more effective).

 

Some to consider trying:

 

Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder (try Invisible Matte if you do not want to deposit color): http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P122748&categoryId=B70 -- $19; this lasts me about five months because I just use it for touch ups.

 

Urban Decay De-Slick, $32 (again, translucent -- it won't add color): http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P210592&categoryId=B70

 

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder -- this one is not as heavy-duty on the oil control, but it does instantly mattify the skin: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P248526&categoryId=B70.

 

Good luck! : )

vivavictoria
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You said that you are using the BareMinerals foundation, have you tried their new matte formulation? That might work really well for you. Also, I don't know if you are using a primer underneath your foundation but there are good ones that help stop oil that you can use to reduce the amount of oil on your face

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