My Summer Essentials to combat oily skin!

It's summer time and it's hot and humid outside, chances are you are quite similar to me in the sense that if you actually decide to put a full face of make-up on, you do not want it to melt off your face and disappear by noon. I have oily combination skin so lately with the 30 degree celsius weather in Toronto, I have putting a few items in my make-up room to the test to see which ones work for me. 

With that being said, I have narrowed it down to the four products featured in this post - these guys have helped my make-up last the entire day without excess shine or having melted away. 

This has been my go-to all summer - it is a cushion compact that houses a mattifying product that you can use before and throughout the day to help keep oil at bay. I personally use this BEFORE any make-up application, after my skincare routine, like a primer. It has an extremely cooling sensation and works well to blur my pores on my cheeks closer to the nose area as well as keeping my forehead, t-zone and nose matte. It really controls the oil production throughout the day and I love it!

Hylamide - Finisher Matte 12 - $25 cad*
This is another product that can be used before and after make-up. This has a consistency of almost like a thicker primer paste - when I use this before make-up it really helps til fill in the pores and evens the texture on my nose since it is a little thicker than the cushion product above. It doesn't feel too thick or greasy and it helps keep my oil in control. This is a cheaper alternative to the Murad product listed above.

Givenchy - Poudre Première Mat & Translucent-Finish Loose Powder - $66 cad
I have been using this product on and off for 3 years and it's always in the summer time that I use this. I do not use this to bake under the eyes but to set the T-zone, forehead area and nose and I love this throughout the day. If I have an oily nose or forehead, I pat this on and it instantaneously mattifies and is baby smooth - the price tag is high but it's really worth it! Besides, a little goes a long way and I've used this for a long time.

Cover FX - Mattifying Setting Spray - $39 cad
As for a good mattifying setting spray, this is it. It has a very fine mist and is the perfect finishing step to your make-up routine. I use this in combination with the Murad cushion and Givenchy powder and these three products absolutely guarantee my face of make-up to stay on all day.

What are some of your favorite products to keep you matte? Would love to hear from you!

Until next time, XO - M.

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