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Summer Shine Busters

Summer Shine Busters
Writer and expert6 years ago
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I know I can't be the only one that struggles with makeup sliding off my face as soon as the weather heats up. I love highlighters for adding glow and radiance but an oily shine is not the one for me.

If you're in the same boat and struggling with oily skin during the heat, these are the products we recommend for beating the Summer shine.

The Best Summer Makeup for Oily Skin

Murad Oil Control Mattifier Spf 15 (50ml)

Prepping is key. A lot of SPFs can leave skin feeling greasy but this is a brilliant nourishing and mattifying moisturiser that protects against UV whilst leaving the skin soft and smooth before you apply your makeup.

Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer 30ml

For primers, you can't find better than the Illamasqua Matte Veil. The soothing gel cream dries down to a velvety finish and helps banish oil and shine all day long.

Bourjois Matte 24Hour Foundation (Various Shades)

For foundations, Bourjois are always a great affordable choice. The Matte 24 Hour Foundation gives a medium coverage but feels lightweight on the skin. Thanks to mattifying powders within the formula it helps absorb excess oil throughout the day so it keeps looking flawless all day long.

Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free 7.6g (Various Shades)

Setting your makeup in place is really important for keeping it lasting on the skin. This translucent powder helps set makeup and absorb shine, so just dab it on all over the face, focusing on the t-zone for a beautiful velvet finish.

Shiseido Pureness Oil Control Blotting Paper (100 Sheets)

For one the go touch-ups that won't leave makeup looking heavy or cakey, these are a handbag essential. Just press onto the face and they will absorb any excess oil to leave you shine-free.

benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Control Powder

We love a mattifying powder and this one from Benefit is fab. It has a built in brush that lets you sweep the pore-perfecting loose powder wherever you need it. It It can work over and under makeup to leave your base looking flawless.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer SPF35 3g

If you have any imperfections you want to give a little extra coverage to, then this is the concealer for you. Oil-free but beautifully blendable, it is water, sweat and humidity resistant and so simple to tap onto any blemishes.

Enjoy this? Try our best foundation for oily skin guide.

Writer and expert
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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid