I know I'm not the only one that spends the summer dealing with a shiny face. My post on using Milk of Magnesia as a mattifying primer is very popular this time of year. I love it, it really does work. However, there are a lot of people that are very reluctant to put something under their makeup that usually is helping them... well, be more "regular".
Enter Proactiv's Daily Oil Control.
First, yes, you can order it without subscribing to get the whole system on a semi-regular basis. (Order a single product from the Proactiv Catalog, not the regular site.)
Second, while it isn't quite as effective as the Milk of Magnesia is for me, it's about 95% as effective, which still means it vastly outperforms any other mattifier I've ever tried.
It is a milky white fluid, and it really has the consistency of a light lotion that has been mixed with water. When you apply it to your face it dries within a minute or two, and you just can't tell that it is there. No residue to see or feel, no whitish cast to your face... just like nothing was applied. I can apply makeup right over it without any issues.
While my face isn't 100% matte throughout the day with Daily Oil Control it is pretty close. I haven't noticed any effect on makeup wear throughout the day. So, if you want to be matte, but the milk of magnesia idea doesn't work for you, this is definitely the product to check out!