Must-Have Mattifying Products for Summer
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This classic truly does come in handy when you have a summer makeup meltdown. The fine mist formula locks in makeup for up to 16 hours all while delivering an ultra-matte finish that soaks up oil and controls shine.
Before you even get to the makeup portion, make sure your skin is prepped and prime. BITE's new primers features superstar willow bark extract that cuts oil and blurs pores. But don't worry, your skin won't look or feel dry. There's hyaluronic acid in here as well to combat dryness.
What if we told you it was possible to stop shine before it even started? That's the whole idea behind L'Oréal Paris's cult masks that bring prestige spa care to the drugstore. With pure clays and charcoal as key ingredients, this silky mask draws out impurities, purifies skin, and removes excess oil, all while maintaining your skin's natural oils.
Clinique's Pep-Start formula proves preparation is the name of the game. The oil-free moisturizer boasts an instant matte blurring effect as well as all-day hydration.
Just as the name says, this NYX face primer aims to fight shine. Whether you wear it alone or under your fave foundation, this matte cream arms you in the war against oil.
Attention foundation lovers! Meet your new shine-proof best friend, Elcie Micro Silque Foundation. The full-coverage (yet lightweight) HD foundation goes on smooth and is water and transfer resistant. The hydrating formula dries matte and is buildable so you can find just the right amount of coverage for you. Consider this an editor favorite!
In case a little shine manages to make an appearance (it happens to the best of us), banish it once and for all with the Blotterazzi. To use, simply dab gently as you would a traditional blotting paper. Created by your fave beauty sponge, Beautyblender, this reusable tool is portable, soaks up oil without disturbing makeup, and has earned a spot in our beauty bag for good.
Can't decide whether a balm or a powder is more your style for masking shine? With YSL's compact Blur Perfector, you get the best of both worlds! This travel-friendly product transforms from a dewy balm to a oil-absorbing powder upon application.