Managing oily skin can be tricky—luckily, these beauty finds keep your makeup looking fresh and smooth.

By Rachel Wermager
February 26, 2019
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Oil and shine can quickly ruin a good makeup day. Sound familiar? These beauty products are just as much about eliminating shine as they are about giving your makeup staying power. Layer them under your foundation or wear them on bare skin—they could finally be the right solution for that tricky T-zone!

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e.l.f. Oil Control Primer Mist

This water-based primer mist preps your skin for a smooth, matte finish. It's enriched with purified water, cucumber, and vitamins B and E to refresh and hydrate skin. Spritz it on clean skin before applying foundation, and you won't have to worry about your complexion becoming oily or overly shiny throughout the day.

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Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder

To keep makeup looking fresh for hours, this matte-finish powder makes a great addition to your morning makeup routine. After applying your foundation or BB cream, use a makeup brush to dust the powder over your face. This shine-fighting setting formula works for all skin types, but is most highly rated among those looking to keep their complexion smooth and oil-free.

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Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Blotting Sheets

When you're out and about and in need of a simple on-the-go fix to help your makeup keep up with you, these oil absorbing facial blotting sheets are the perfect portable life-savers. The sheets soak up excess oil and remove shine without smudging makeup or leaving any powder behind. Simply blot your face to absorb the oil and shine, anywhere and any time of day.

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NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer Primer

Smooth this primer on before applying your favorite foundation to create a fresh, matte look that lasts (you can also wear it sans foundation to keep oil-prone skin in check). It gets high marks for being gentle on sensitive skin, standing up to humidity and making pores disappear.


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