Goodbye shiny face!

I’ve got oily skin. It’s a curse. I hate it.

I’ve been on the hunt for makeup and skin products to help tackle this problematic hindrance to my life for what feels like forever!

However, I think I’ve found a couple of products that are real game changers… So I just have to share them with you all.

Firstly, I found a moisturiser that is designed for oily skin, and it’s mattifying! **Insert heart-eye emoji here**

Ok, so for those who don’t know, even if you do have oily skin it’s still so important to keep moisturised. This is because one of the reasons your skin produces oils is to moisturise itself. So, if you don’t keep your skin hydrated and then try to apply products to mattify and absorb excess oil in an attempt to look less oily, you’ll be fighting a losing battle! Trust me, I learned this the hard way. I’ve used moisturisers before that are designed for oily/combination skin, and ones that are meant to be mattifying day creams but until now I felt like my search was in vain.

Then along comes the Garnier Pure Active Matte Control Moisturiser… It’s magnificent! It has a gel like consistency, its cool and refreshing and has a fresh scent, similar to facial cleansing and spot treatment products. It’s a joy to put on, it absorbs well and it makes my skin feel great. Most importantly, it honest to goodness really does work!

The box states it’s for you “if you have combination skin prone to imperfections and if your skin appears shiny 2 or 3 hours after using your existing moisturiser.” (I mean, It’s like they’re actually talking about me on the box!) It claims “Matte control is an inovative moisturiser formulated for skin that is prone to shine or blemishes. The combination of mattifying airlicium, derrived from natural ultra absorbing mineral silica, and purifying salicylic acid, delivers 8 hours of shine control while reducing the appearance of imperfections (pours, uneven skin texture). The soothing gel texture melts onto the skin and is quickly absorbed without leaving a greasy film. Skin is hydrated and stays fresh with a matte finish all day long.” And I couldn’t agree more.

But this isn’t the only product I’ve found that’s contributed to my newly found marvelous matte reflection, oh no! I have also discovered the wonder that is GOSH prime ‘n set primer & mattifying setting powder.

It’s equally important to prime your face before you plaster it with all those beautiful products, so they look the best they possibly can, and also to set them in place once they’re on. What is it people say? You can’t paint unless you’ve prepped your canvas? Something like that, you get what I mean, right? Anyway, primer is important and this one  in particular makes the skin on my face matte and so incredibly soft. It’s a pleasure to use and my foundation goes on a dream with it. Although, I should say that I do use mainly powder products and I’m not sure it fares as a primer so well with a liquid foundation. Still, here’s the good thing, it’s also brilliant to set your make-up and keep that shine at bay, so you can use this product over liquid foundation and it still does a good job!

So, after years of searching and blotting my face at every available opportunity, I’ve found the one…s! These two products paired together make for an all day matte face for me. I’ve worn them both every day for the last couple of weeks and the only time I’ve been even remotely shiny was after I’d had my face on for about 12 hours, and even then one blot with a tissue on my forehead and it was like the shine never happened!

I sincerely hope anyone with oily skin gives these two a go, because I’m in love with them and I highly recommend them!

Thank goodness for this discovery! Or rather, thank GOSH and Garnier!!!!



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