Best Anti-Shine Solutions


Summertime is beautiful, but getting an oily shiny face certainly doesn't make you feel that way. Greasy skin can make you feel hot and sweaty and the excess oil can make your makeup run and your face break out. That's why we put together a list of the top three products that will help you combat the shine, all summer long.

Paula's Choice Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish

Clinically proven to keep your skin oil free for up to six hours, this cream goes on easily and dries to a soft and silky powder finish to minimize oil and shine throughout the day. A unique micro sponge technology works to minimize pores by absorbing and trapping oil as it reaches the surface of the skin, just like a sponge!

Tatcha Aburatoriga Blotting Papers

Blotting papers are a great way to absorb excess oil when you're on the go. Use them to soak up oil before you put on makeup and when you're out running around and feel that light sheen developping. These beautiful papers are not only durable enough to withstand very oily skin but are designed to stop shine without messing up (or wiping off) your makeup!

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

This new powder isn't available until September (just in time for Indian Summer!) but it's perfect for shiny faces because it absorbs oil (like all powders) and is also a color corrector, face protector, and UV protector all-in-one. Until September, we'll just have to settle for MAC Blot Powder, a longtime favorite pressed powder for combating shine—just make sure to blot your face first with a tissue or blotting paper so you don't end up with cakey makeup!

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