My Top 5 Shine Control Must Haves!

It’s that time of year when the weather just WILL NOT cooperate with my oily complexion – UGH! Anyone else have this issue? You apply your makeup & an hour later you look like a total grease ball. Warmer weather means I need to change over my makeup products to my fave 5 or else I’ll be a shiny disco ball all summer long!

Just because you don’t necessarily have oily skin like moi doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try these amazing shine control products! We all get a little shiny throughout the warmer months or even just throughout the day. So here are my top 5 must have products to combat shine to keep you looking fresh all summer long!

Gel Moisturizers- During the summer months I switch over to a gel moisturizer. I still get the silky smoothness my skins needs but I’m less prone to become greasy throughout the day because these are water based moisturizers. Most moisturizers even though they say oil free are still an oil or cream base. Don’t think because you have oily skin that you shouldn’t moisturize!! All skin types need a good hydration to lay the base of any great makeup application!

Derma E Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Moisturizing Gel

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

NARS Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer


Primers- My absolute number one recommendation for making your makeup last longer in the warmer months is to invest in some good primers! These are mattifying primers which are a little bit more heavy duty for us oily gals. They seal down your pores to minimize their appearance & really smooth out your skin. I personally can get about 4-6 hours of wear out of my makeup application after using the Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer. That’s just my personal experience but use them & let me know how long you can go before having to touch up!

Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer

Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer


BB Cream – To help reduce the oil visibility you don’t want to cake your makeup on, especially on humid days that are just around the corner! That’s where BB cream & it’s amazingness comes in to save the day! It has the right amount of light weight coverage to help conceal & won’t seep down into your pores to clog them up & produce more oil.

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Moisturizer SPF 20

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35


Translucent Powder- Now you’ve put on your moisturizer, primer & BB cream but 6-8 hours into the day & you’re ready for a little touch up. Translucent powder acts as an oil sponge soaking it all up leaving you with a fresh polished face! No need to go overboard, just a little dab in your T zone or grease spots should do the trick. I always have this on hand when doing touch ups for brides or even just on myself!

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Makeup Forever Microfinish Powder

Ben Nye Translucent Setting Powders


Setting Spray – Hallelujah!! Is the feeling I get after applying my MAC Fix+! It locks your makeup in place, sealing everything & making your makeup water resistant. Oil & sweat streaks be gone!

MAC Fix+ Setting Spray

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray

Ben Nye Final Seal Setting Spray

Now you'll be able to take on the warm weather & battle that oily complexion with confidence! If you loved this blog & want more like it share some ideas or leave some love in the comments below! 

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