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The Best Mattifying Shine Fighters: Primers, Powders and Setting Sprays

The Best Mattifying Shine Fighters

It’s the middle of the summer, which means my face is a big shiny mess. Make is melting off by mid-day, and there’s definitely a lot of oil. Unless I take measures to prevent the oily skin and mattify! There are a lot of great products out there to help, here are some of my favorites.

Primers

1. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
2. Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment: My favorite if you have blemishes
3. Cover FX Custom Blot Drops: I like to use these in my t-zone, sometimes I mix them into my foundation. I keep them at home, at work (for those 24-48 hour shifts) and travel with them. I just found out this morning that they’re being discontinued! I may have bought 5 within moments of getting that email….
4. MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment: Very lightweight, but not as mattifying as the other options and it comes in a very small tube.

Other good options:
Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer
NYX Shine Killer

Blotting Papers

5. Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers

Other Papers:
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Blotting Sheets

Sprays

6. Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray
7. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

More Setting Sprays:
Ben Nye Final Seal
NYX Professional Makeup Make Up Setting Spray

Powders

8. Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
9. e.l.f. High Definition Powder (check out my best of ELF post)

More Powder Options:
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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6 Comments

  1. 6.20.18
    Melanie Lawson said:

    Thank you for this Christine! It’s not fair that at 43 I get pimples and wrinkles! My face is such an oil slick it makes my eye make up burn. I’m going to try the Cover FX Custom Blot Drops. It’s half off. Hope all is well! Melanie

    • 6.20.18
      15mins said:

      It is, but it’s being discontinued. 🙁 I seriously bought 5. For real. I’m hoarding it and hoping they bring it back!!

  2. 4.19.22
    Whit said:

    Hi! Is the Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients: TALC • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • SILICA • DIMETHICONE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • PHENYL TRIMETHICONE • HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • DIISOSTEARYL MALATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE • KAOLIN • GERANIOL • [+/- : CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) • CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) • CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) • CI 15850 (RED 6) • CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) • CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)]

  3. 6.28.22
    Alice said:

    Hi Dr!
    What about L Roche Posay Toleriane Mousse Foundation:
    DIMETHICONE • UNDECANE • DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER • TRIDECANE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • TOCOPHEROL • SILICA SILYLATE • HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL • PERLITE • DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE • [+/- MAY CONTAIN • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES]

    Thank you!

    • 7.1.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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