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best anti-shine facial powder

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upthegardenpath Fri 01-Jul-16 11:29:02

All this muggy, crappy, sweaty weather is turning my face into a, well, muggy, crappy, sweaty mess by the middle of the day.
Eons ago I had some travel paper thingies - they came in a pack and you wiped them over the shiny bits to absorb the grease and it was all gone.
I think I also used to use some posh stuff in a compact years before that, which didn't clog pores and was a neutral colour.
My 'beauty regime' is far far more basic these days and consequently I haven't a clue what's out there any more and what is best for reducing shine.
For the record: I hate foundation. I normally use a very light day moisturiser, containing UVA screen. I wear a bit of mascara and some concealer for the odd zit.

notamummy10 Fri 01-Jul-16 11:32:50

My favourite is: Rimmel London Clear Complexion in Translucent, it's only £3.99 too!

I do use a primer underneath my foundation too, my favourites are: Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum (£12ish) L'oreal Infalliable 24h Matte primer (£10) and Nivea Men Post Shave Balm (£6)

upthegardenpath Fri 01-Jul-16 11:36:38

I shall investigate.
Is it a foundation in compact form though, or just a shine-removing powder?

notamummy10 Fri 01-Jul-16 11:39:38

Just a shine removing powder smile, I would recommend trying out a primer though!

upthegardenpath Fri 01-Jul-16 13:02:53

Thanks notamummy10
Unless it's grey primer that goes on under paint grin I have absolutely no idea what a facial primer does!

JDSTER Fri 01-Jul-16 13:41:17

I also have skin that gets shiny in the middle of the day. I always use primer, it gives a nice matte finish to your face before you apply foundation and /or powder. I like to use foundation but a primer will work without, just with powder on the top. I use benefit porefessional which has a higher price point than the ones notamummy mentions above but it's worth trying one to see what you think. Have a look on boots website for reviews.
I tried a rimmel powder but didn't rate it to be honest. I like mac blot pressed powder the best but I've recently tried soap and glory ' one heck of a blot' powder which is pretty good. Again, you can get this in Boots. The other thing that is your friend if you're shiny is blotting papers. Boots skin clear oil absorbing sheets are good. A blot with them any time of the day, removes shine. I don't work for Boots btw!

BananaL0af Fri 01-Jul-16 15:17:06

MAC blot powder, it does come in a few shades but it's very subtle and doesn't make you look "made up". It's one of my few repeat buys.

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 01-Jul-16 15:22:46

I use lily Lolo mineral foundation and I love it. I don't wear it heavily, I use it somewhere between a powder & foundation and really rate it.

pandaskitchen Fri 01-Jul-16 15:22:54

I use this from Benefit over make up or just on its own as a loose powder and it works great as it is translucent. Bit on the pricey side but you don't need much.

ktjb39 Fri 01-Jul-16 15:39:18

Corn silk powder might be what you are looking for - boots sell it buts it's usually with skincare not make up for some odd reason.

mumsnit Fri 01-Jul-16 15:49:38

You can buy blotting sheets. I usually use Kleenex ones but they seem to have disappeared from Amazon. There are other brands though - I just haven't tried them!

I use primer, matte foundation and powder but STILL get shiny by lunchtime - so the blotting sheets are good for the handbag!

Loulou2kent Fri 01-Jul-16 16:48:25

Agree with the benefit powder too. But I'm also loving the bare minerals ATM. Just moisturise & a light dusting of loose powder and it stays put so well. Can build it up if you need cover of just a loose dusting if just want to look fresh. I've also noticed that since I've been using L'Octane foam cleanser morning & night, I feel less sweaty & greesy in the day anyway. smile ps I apologise for the spellings. I am shocking! I also used to have dr feel good actually in a metal tin. Really did make your face smooth & finished! Goodluck OP hope you find something your happy with.

jennymac Fri 01-Jul-16 16:59:43

I also use Lily Lolo mineral foundation and it really makes a big difference shine wise. Plus, it looks as good hours later as when I first put it on.

Plumpcious Fri 01-Jul-16 17:53:15

Are you near a branch of Muji? They do excellent blotting paper and it's not expensive (£1.95 a pack - a bit small though, I use 2 sheets for a really good all-over blot):

Oh, I've just seen they do mail order too.

I actually think blotting is better than caking your face with more 'product' because it removes the oil instead of holding it on the surface. The Muji sheets are good because they are just paper so there's no plastic waste. Years ago I used the Clean & Clear oil-absorbing sheets (the blue packet on that Amazon link) which were good but they were plastic.

upthegardenpath Fri 08-Jul-16 12:26:03

Thanks everyone - internet was down, so only just saw the posts.
Blotting paper - that's what I used to use! I think it was Body Shop, but back in 1945 or something...grin
Particularly liking the sound of the Occitane foam cleanser (love their products, but so pricey I don't normally go for them - I'm more of a Radox girl), the Rimmel powder and the blotting paper - agree that if you're de-shining a lot throughout the day, it's probably wise not to slap on too much powder, as it may cake onto the skin with he amount of oil it has to absorb, possibly leading to zits...eew.
Professional Benefits looks amazing - but the price tag - Jesus!
Will look into the Bare Minerals too.
Thanks flowers

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