If you have oily skin and are looking for some mattifiers for your skin, I’ve got you covered! Oily skinned gals like us require a skintervention when it comes to keeping our glistening skin matte. I know what it’s like to apply your foundation and powder only to be shiny less than an hour later! If you’ve tried lots of products promising to leave you with smooth, matte skin but you’re left disappointed and shiny, why not give one of these absolutely fabulous mattifiers for your skin a try?
1 Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15
Mattifiers for your skin should provide hours of oil control, and Murad’s mattifier does that and helps control acne! If you have oily and acne prone skin, this mattifier can help keep skin healthy and balanced without drying it out. This baby also has SPF 15, which is always a plus, and it’s lightweight, easily absorbed, gentle and hydrating so your skin gets the royal treatment! Get it at Sephora for $39.50.
2 Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
If you’re looking for a drugstore skin mattifier, many women swear by Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder. Use a kabuki brush to apply this all over your face to set foundation and control excess oil for hours! Although the packaging leaves something to be desired, it’s an effective product and for less than $4 a pop, it’s hard to complain! This comes in three shades, translucent, silky and sand. Get yours at Walmart for $3.49.
Just because we want matte skin doesn’t mean we want to nix all the moisture! Clinique’s Stay Matte Hydrator helps refine pores and control excess oil, all while keeping our skin hydrated and feeling fresh! With continued use, pores should be less noticeable and refined. Use this before you apply your makeup for a smooth, matte finish for hours! Find it at Sephora for $37.
4 Peter Thomas Roth Clini-Matte All Day Oil-Control SPF 20
Peter Thomas Roth makes a pretty nice skin mattifier with skin protecting broad spectrum SPF. This lightweight lotion promises to get rid of excess oil, reduce pore size and keep the skin shine-free for hours. It has a time-released system so the ingredients work all day. Use it regularly under makeup or on clean skin to enjoy more balanced and happy skin! Get yours at Sephora for $48.50.
5 Origins Zero Oil Instant Matte Finish
Origins’ skin care products use natural ingredients to help stop excess oil production and keep skin shine-free, hydrated and refreshed. This product is best for skin that’s oily and acne prone and can help reduce the likelihood of acne while refining pores. Apply this lotion under or over makeup for an instant matte finish any time of the day or night! It's available at Sephora for $14.50.
6 Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
There are lots of primers that claim to keep skin matte, but not all work as well as this one! This primer got rave reviews from oily gals for locking in makeup, minimizing the appearance of pores and controlling shine all day! Use this alone, under or over your foundation for beautiful matte skin. You can also use this on oily eyelids to keep eye shadow in place! Get your tube at Sephora for $36.
7 Neutrogena Shine Control Powder with Rice Protein Complex
Another drugstore option for matte skin can be achieved by using Neutrogena’s Shine Control Powder. The line also has a shine control primer and foundation, however the powder seems to get the best reviews. I’ve used this powder myself and it works!. I love that it’s so affordable and it’s translucent. Use this to set foundation and for touch-ups throughout the day for fresh and shine-free skin!
I’ve tried so many skin mattifying products, so I know it can get frustrating when nothing seems to work. If you have a hard time controlling oil, take a look at some of these skin mattifiers as well as your skin care routine to see if there are other areas you can tweak to help mend the situation. Have you used any of these skin mattifiers before? What has worked for you?