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As part of a new skin care regime I have started putting on factor 50 suncream everyday. Except I shine like a mirror. And it doesn't seem to sink in. I apply make-up about 3 hours later if I am lucky.
What powders can I use, if any, to put on so that I don't go on the school run looking so very shiny? I have zilch experience of powders as they terrify me, and there seem to be loads around for the knowledgable.
I am fair skinned, and would like it to be absolutely colourless - I tried one which I thought fitted that bill, but it makes me look paler. It said it was translucent. And it only partially gets rid of the shine.
I have also tried a mineral sunscreen, as I thought that would be maybe a better idea. But while that seems less shiny it gives me a bit of a white mask. So any sunscreen advice would be welcome too so I don't spend a fortune working through inappropriate options that are shiny or white mask-y. (Non-comodegenic & quickly absorbed as well).
OK, without going upstairs to check, it was definitely white in the tub and loose. It was from Superdrug, so wasn't an expensive purchase - it was one of those brands that is only sold in Superdrug. Is the Biore a mineral one then? Do you wear make-up over it? And it isn't too shiny?
Not shiny, and yes easy to wear makeup over. It's v v popular, especially in Korean skincare I would look powder wise for one that says translucent but appears skin colour. I'm pretty sure No 7 do one. Less likely to leave any white cast. Or blotting papers, or a setting spray could work instead of using powder
As an update, I have to say the Biore watery essence has been brilliant and I am immensely grateful for the recommendation. It has a lot of alcohol in, so smells like a gin and tonic and is very cooling when it goes on. I think that may bother some skins though. I have bought quite a few recently, and this one has far outshone the rest. I have also taken delivery of a waterproof version of this one, so that may be good for holidays - I haven't tried it on my face yet though.
Another great find, is Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV sunscreen with Q10. It is matt, great under make up and feels/looks invisible when it has dried - which only seems to take 5 minutes. This is even after putting on the required 1/4 teaspoon for my face. Yay!
I am blown away by these Japanese sunscreens, I wish I had discovered them ages ago.
@Iamthinking I too have oily skin and really like biore watery essence but I've since purchased Biore uv bright milk and it's marvellous! It's almost like a primer once it absorbs and I can wear it with just a bit of powder over the top. I would highly recommend it