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Don’t you just hate it when your face takes on a shine by lunchtime? If you have active skin at any age, controlling oily patches and breakouts can be a full time job, especially when humidity hits an all time high. When blotting papers just won’t get the job done, it’s time to call in the heavy artillery. In addition to using the right skin care regimen to minimize oil production, breakout-causing bacteria, and surface dirt, finding the right foundation is an absolute must.
These 6 unique formulas can help reduce shine and keep your complexion matte all day long.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free ($55) - Liquid-to-powder foundation that absorbs excess oil and covers up flaws with a lovely matte look. Oil-free, humidity-proof, and water-resistant formula stays put from sunup til sundown.
Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation ($66) - Found in dermatologist and plastic surgeon's offices, Oxygenetix is a foundation developed to cover, heal and minimize flaws, blemishes, rosacea and scars. It contains Ceravitae, a proprietary oxygen complex that is touted to speed up healing. Comes in 14 blendable shades.
CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup ($27) - Clinique knows a thing or two about managing oil spills. Their comprehensive range of Acne Solutions includes a liquid medicated makeup that neutralizes redness and keeps blemishes under control.
Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation ($34) - 8 shades of lightweight powder that delivers a flawless finish, plus an infusion of skin-loving antioxidants. Contains an oil-absorbing Cocoa Complex that has a yummy scent of chocolate. Comes in a pretty black compact, suitable for reapplying as needed.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Duo Mat Powder Foundation ($34) Uber long lasting, oil-free powder formula in 11 shades that soaks up shine all day. Apply with a sponge for normal use, or with a brush for an extra-matte finish on spot-prone complexions.
Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($67) - 15 shades of silky even coverage with a super matte effect that is so flattering. For extra oiliness, finish with a light dusting of Perfect Finish Powder Foundation.