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!
Answered[ Edited ]
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=P12
Urban Decay De-Slick, $32 (again, translucent -- it won't add color): http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P21
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=P24
Good luck! : )
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