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! Smiley Happy



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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): -- $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):


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:


Good luck! : )

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