Summers tend to bring along oily, sweaty, sticky and shiny skin rendering it prone to blemishes and break-outs. Keeping your countenance looking fresh as a petal when you are soaked to the bone is an art ! Thankfully there is a smorgasbord of some amazing cosmetic products that stay in place all through the day helping you beat the shine and stay matte throught out the day !
Here Are 11 Matte Products To Help You Combat Shine This Summer
1. Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers
These square-shaped beauty papers are made up of abaca leaves and have minute tiny flakes of gold on them. One piece of this beauty paper blots away all the excess oil on your face without disrupting your makeup, leaving you with skin as fresh as a petal. This is suitable for any skin type, oily, dry or combination.
2. Olay Shine Control Lathering Cleanser
This creamy mattifying face cleanser washes off impurities like dust, dirt, sebum and residues of make-up and dissolves excess oil, giving a matte effect to the skin leaving it healthier and glowing without tightness and drying like most other cleansers do.
3. H2O+ Elements Hit The Matte Toner
This gentle, AHA-formulated toner with astringent effect, unclogs pores by removing impurities and removes dead skin cells as well. The combination of witch hazel and bamboo extract helps fight greasiness for a long-lasting mattefied texture.
4. Aztec Secrets, Bentonite Clay
This French Clay Powder is one of the beauty secrets for fighting shiny skin in summers. It needs to be mixed with a small amount of Azadirachta indica powder and a little water and massaged into the skin and then washed off with a warm wash-cloth. Using this Clay Powder twice a week would ensure clean pores and help maintain a mattefied look.
5. Darfin Skin Mat Matifying Fluid
This oil-free fluid is lightweight and breathable, gets rid of excess oil, keeps the skin hydrated and soothes the skin. Its basic ingredient is the “shine-stopper” complex which renders radiance and a mattefied appearance to your skin.
6. Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen
This oil-free sunscreen boasts of SPF 50+ protection against skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays. This Paraben-free, sulphate-free, light-weight sunscreen can be worn daily under the makeup, over your regular moisturizer or even alone as it dries to a matte finish without the shine. This cream is dermatologist tested and is suitable for all skin types including hyper-sensitive skin
7. BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
This Sweat-resistant formula acts like a liquified blotting paper that works on the oily zones of your face to render your skin fresh and mattefied throughout the day. It can be used before make-up, after make-up or even alone and could also be kept handy to touch up your skin all day long. As the name suggests, it also minimizes pores for that perfect matte effect.
8. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint
Say goodbye to your thick and heavyweight foundations and say hello to this tinted lightweight option that smoothens out any blemishes and renders your skin mattefied and smooth as velvet. This non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic moisture tint is loaded with Minerals and Vitamins E & C providing anti-oxidants to the skin while SPF 15 offers protection against the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
9. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
In sultry climes with sweltering temperatures, the best option to combat shine would be to skip the use of foundations altogether and opt for a liquid spot concealer like MAC which provides full coverage and is heat-resistant. It covers blemishes, conceals discolorations and dark eye circles and renders a true matte finish to the skin at the same time.
10. Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder
The most enticing finishing touch to any make-up in summers, is a layer of powder. This colorless pressed powder mattifies your make-up and makes it flawless and imperceptible to HD cameras as well as human eyes. A perfect amalgamation of synthetic mica, silica and silicone, this powder blends seamlessly into the skin fading away imperfections and rendering a soft-focus radiance to your face.
11. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
Once you are through with your make-up, help it stay put with Urban Decay De-slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray. Its a weightless spray that renders a matte finish to the face without disrupting your foundation, eye-shadow or blush-ons. Its high-tech ingredients help the make-up stay cool and skin look matte and velvety smooth. For the best result apply it for the night makeup.
These products are available online as well. Rates may vary from online to offline. So, choose the best one for your skin tone and see the result by its regular application.