Finding the balance between achieving a dewy summer glow rather than an oily shine can be difficult, especially in the summer. With the hot weather not only challenging our usual makeup that little bit more, as well as causing sweat and oil production to increase, it can be a recipe for a complexion catastrophe, particularly for those who already suffer from oily skin.
We've put together the ultimate list of our mattifying must-have makeup products that are sure to keep you glowing and shine-free all summer long, compiling both the best oil-controlling formulas, as well as the quick fix powders and blotting papers for every type of shiny skincare sos.
1.La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ SPF30 with NiacinamideMade for oily and blemish prone skin types, this non-greasy, quick-absorbing moisturiser from La Roche Posay helps to control oil production and keep the skin looking matte and clear. Enriched with niacinamide and salicylic acid, the formula gently exfoliates the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells, impurities and excess sebum to keep the complexion balanced and free from shine.
2.Revlon Volcanic Stone Oil-Absorbing RollerThe ultimate summer handbag hero, this handy roller helps to reduce shine in just seconds. The volcanic stone roller glides across the face, absorbing excess oil effortlessly without disrupting your makeup. A more sustainable option, the roller can be washed and air dried and then used again once dry.
3.Rodial Glass PaperPowered by ultra-absorbant kaolin clay, these handy blotting papers help to pick up excess oil without affecting your makeup. Designed with high-quality soft fibres, the gentle papers instantly refresh the complexion and fit perfectly into any handbag or even your pocket for on-the-go touch ups.
4.GLAMGLOW Supermud Clay MaskDesigned to minimise breakouts, even the skin tone and prevent excess oil, the GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Mask is a multi-benefit formula that works in just 5 minutes. Powered by activated-X charcoal, six exfoliating acids and kaolin clay, the clay mask helps to lift dirt and impurities from the skin as well as excess oil, to reveal a more refined complexion.
5.Kiehl's Oil Eliminator CleanserSet your skin up for shine-free success right from the first step in your routine with this Oil Eliminator Cleanser from Kiehl's. The gentle exfoliating cleanser contains crushed apricot kernels that remove dirt and impurities from the skin, helping to unblock pores and remove excess oil and sweat without stripping away essential moisture.
6.Smashbox Photo Finish Control Mattifying Primer Silkscreen ComplexProlong the wear of your makeup and reduce shine from oil and sweat with this innovative Photo Finish Control Mattifying Primer by Smashbox. The lightweight gel forms a silky barrier on the skin, blurring imperfections and helping to even the skin tone and texture even before foundation. Enriched with clarifying witch hazel, salicylic acid and zinc, the primer helps to control the production of sebum, whilst infusing a hydrating Silkscreen Complex into the skin to hydrate and defend against external aggressors.
7.MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying MistApplied in a few easy sprays, the iconic MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist offers a weightless veil of hydrating ingredients that form a barrier over the skin, protecting makeup and preventing oil build-up. The soothing mist boasts oil-absorbing powders which help to keep the complexion matte and refined, leaving you with that perfect summer glow.
8.Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting PowderThis bestselling Translucent Loose Setting Powder from Laura Mercier is perfect for adding radiance and luminosity whilst preventing shine. Blended with pearl pigments, the sheer powder gives a delicate shimmer to the skin whilst helping to blur imperfections and create a more even finish. The powder consistency helps to absorb excess oil, removing unwanted shine, whilst keeping your complexion looking photo-ready for up to 16 hours.
9.Garnier Pure Active Micellar Water facial cleanser Oily SkinKeep your skin clear and oil-free whilst on-the-go or at home with the Garnier Pure Micellar Cleansing Water. Part of their bestselling micellar range, the formula is dermatologically tested for oily and sensitive skin, soothing the complexion whilst lifting away makeup, dirt and excess oil. With no need for rinsing, the Micellar Water simply sweeps across the face, lifting away impurities effortlessly.
10.Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying toner with Saw Palmetto & MintRefine pores to reduce oil production with this Purifying Toner by Origins. Blended with saw palmetto and salicylic acid, the exfoliating toner helps to remove any sebum or dirt left over after cleansing and unclogs the pores, tightening them for a more even finish. Soothing aloe leaf juice and glycerin in the toner help to calm the complexion, keeping skin feeling comfortable and refreshed.