I have skin that tends to shine...no glow...ok let's be honest...it's oily! I've been told that this natural oil will prevent wrinkles and fine lines down the road...however, that shall remain to be seen. But in the meantime, it can be a real pain! Luckily, there are a lot of beauty products out there that not only prevent shine but also help to subdue it. Here are my favorites:
Moisturizing is key to balancing oily skin...it brings the necessary moisture to your skin so it doesn't have to work overtime. Plus, it is especially important to find a moisturizer with SPF...even if it's not sunny out, those UV rays will penetrate your skin and cause major damge down the line. I like this moisturizer by Bobbi Brown because it helps with oil control, has the SPF and really sets up your skin nicely.
Equally as important is primer. This primer by YSL is a miracle worker. It goes on like baby powder and literally keeps your makeup lasting all day long. Plus you can add it during the day and it keeps your complexion looking and feeling amazing.
Again, as a girl with oily skin, I never thought that foundation would be the right choice for me. But I was really surprised with how much I love this tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. This is definitely a foundation, not a moisturizer (though it does have the SPF)...but the nice thing about it is that it goes on lightly and does not feel heavy like regular foundations. And of course...it's oil free!
This is the holy grail of all shine control...there are many imitators out there, but I feel this is the Grand Poobah of them all. Clean & Clear got this one right. These babies absorb the oil and honestly won't smudge your makeup. I live by them and think that any woman who wants to freshen up quickly should have them in her purse.
And to end on a fun note...I wanted to share my favorite new blush/bronzer:
Bobbi Brown's Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua is amazing! The online photo does not do the color justice IRL. It's very sheer, yet has the right level of glow and pink to make your cheeks look fabulous. I highly recommend checking this out!
Any other great beauty products out there for girls that shine? I'd love to hear!