6 different ways to control shine
These makeup buys will have you sorted
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 26 2017
Don’t let the extreme heat and humid conditions ruin your epic contour and highlight, perfect base or smoky eye. Instead, reach for these products to control shine and keep your makeup looking fresher for longer.
Solution: Use a finishing product
Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish can be patted onto oily areas to banish shine in an instant. Plus, it’s 100 per cent% fragrance free, and is great for sensitive skin types.
Solution: Use a primer
For oily skin types, try a mattifying primer, like Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer, to prolong the wear of your foundation and minimise shine. A good idea is to use a mattifying primer to lock in your foundation and minimise shine.
Solution: Use a translucent powder
Dust MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Powder Pressed over oily areas like the T-zone to minimise shine. A pressed version is also a much more travel-friendly option as it’s less likely to spill in your makeup bag.
Solution: Use blotting papers
NYX Fresh Face Blotting Papers can easily slide into any small purse and can be pressed straight onto skin to blot excess oils away. Plus, this variant has salicylic acid infused inside each sheet to target blemish-prone skin types.
Solution: Use a makeup spray
Not only will Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray keep shine to a minimum, but it can also make your eye, face and lip makeup last through a hot day or night.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.