During the summer, most of us experience increased shine on our faces, and for gals with oily skin it's a year-round battle. I checked in with Christine our Makeup Artistry specialist, to get some advice:
First, she has noted that since she began using Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer, her skin has balanced out and is not as oily. Often, if there is not enough moisture in the skin, the sebaceous glands will become overactive. What a paradox!
If serious shine-control is still needed, a great first step is Absence Oil Control Primerunder your foundation. It controls oil without affecting the moisture, so it won't dry out the skin (starting the cycle over again). Apply it with the Foundation Brushand remember that a little goes a longway!
For the occasional (or persistent) oily moment, the Facial Blotting Papers are great in your purse or at your desk. We all love these because you are not just piling on more product, but actually removing the excess oil. I also put my business cards in the elegant case, so I have cards and blotting papers on hand and I am ready for business!
Finally, Christine recommends that we blot with the Facial Blotting Papers first, THEN apply PureMatte Finish Powder, Brush-Me Matte, etc.
This way, the excess oil is removed and then the rice starch in the Matte powders are there to absorb for the rest of the day or night.
I don't know about you, but I feel fresh and ready to face the day (and night)!
Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.