During the peak of eggs-frying-on-the-sidewalk summer heat, us oily skin types suddenly have a serious problem on our hands. Luckily, the beauty gods invented mattifiers, and one of these favorites is definitely going to help solve your ordeal. And don't forget to check out our 7 expert tips for 24/7 shine-free skin!
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner, $45
If you're a fan of skin that looks both matte and flawless (and frankly, who isn't?), then it's worth the cash to use this smoothing, flaxseed-infused, oil-absorbing gem.
Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, $29
The phrase "Don't leave home without it," springs to mind when I think about essential this new-ish product is (to me, anyway). Just replace your regular translucent powder with this mirrored compact, and you can easily dab away oil slicks.
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MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone, $19.50
Prepare to have your mind blown, (ok, from a mattifying product perspective anyway): This bad boy goes on wet to gently micro-exfoliate, then dries into a long-lasting matte finish that's strong enough for that hotbed that is your T-zone.
Sonia Kashuk Eliminate Shine Mattifying Spray Powder, $10.99
Our expert road tester, Allure beauty editor Victoria Kirby, said, "It felt lighter on my skin than most of the cream/gel ones because its a spray-on powder that absorbs oil." We say, this is a relief for people who hate applying lotion products to oily skin.
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Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.29
For the kind of active summer days when spray primers and compacts are ridiculously out of place and inconvenient, these are great to stash in your pocket, and nothing is more satisfying than blotting and knowing the oil has been transferred to the paper and off your nose.
-- Erin Flaherty
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