Summer heat is in full force, and it’s not the time to play around with trying to achieve your best “dewy” look, particularly if you have oily skin. Rather, check out mattifying skin care and matte makeup products that help you look as fresh at the end of the day as when you put them on. From sunscreen to foundation, we have the best in “matte” covered.
Try these editor-approved products to keep your skin fresh and matte.
Inspired by the hit formulation of Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50, this all-mineral SPF from the leaders in sun protection smoothes, protects, and mattifies even in humid conditions. High-protection SPF can be challenging for combination and oily complexions, often creating a heavy look on the skin and clogging pores. Physical Matte UV Defense has a proven dual function against sun and shine, providing SPF 50 broadspectrum coverage in a weightless mousse texture. The aerated silica technology is able to absorb up to 15x its weight in oil, and the optimized smoothing base and translucent color spheres refine and perfect the appearance of skin tone and texture. The formula is noncomedogenic, and proven to maintain a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions.
Available at SkinCeuticals.com
A multifunctional beauty balm with makeup and skincare benefits helps hydrate, prime and camouflage for instantly brightened and even-toned skin. The lightweight, velvety and oil-free formula provides the line’s fullest coverage and features an optical pearl pigment for a naturally luminous glow. The four shades prevent shine without a chalky, matte finish.
Available at Walgreens
OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel $41
OC8 is clinically proven to reduce shine and improve the appearance of facial foundation. It can be used after your regular facial cleansing and moisturizing routine and before applying makeup. With OC8’s 8-hour formula featuring ACRYSORB®, micro-particles trap facial oils to reduce shine and redness for up to eight hours. You’ll get beautiful, worry-free results that last all day.
Wake up the skin, and provide natural color with a radiant, healthy glow for a flawless, no-makeup look. Sheer, buildable coverage lets you customize your glow, while the modern, multidimensional matte finish imparts a hint of soft luminosity. The bronze shades provide a neutral warmth in varying intensities. The ultralightweight formula feels weightless on skin and applies smoothly and blends effortlessly. The smooth, silky, velvety texture feels comfortable, while the long-wearing formula lasts up to eight hours and stays color-true without oxidizing for an even wear. Each tile is hand-mixed with a unique design.
Go beyond extending makeup wear to address the root cause of why your makeup moves. This formula specifically targets oil-prone areas and acts as liquid blotting paper to leave your skin fresh and matte all day. Use alone, before, or after foundation to control excess oil, while minimizing the appearance of pores. Feel free to use throughout the day to touch up areas of concern.
These portable, soothing blotting sheets are made from 100 percent natural Abaca Tree fiber to absorb excess oil and reduce shine without disturbing makeup. Infused with black bamboo charcoal to actively purify pores, they keep skin clear, refreshed, and refined.
Matte Maker is an invisible oil-blotting powder to use alone or over foundation for weightless, clear oil control. Pores appear smaller and skin clarity is improved. Powder reduces shine, yielding a flawless matte finish.
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