21 Genius Ways for Girls to Reduce Shiny Skin All Day Long ...

My skin is so oily, by mid-day, I'm all about the shine. So I've chatted up the pros at my favorite makeup counter, and they've all made some swell suggestions to keep me fresh-faced and shine-free all day long.

1. NUDESTIX Matte Pencil

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Price: $24 at amazon.com
Use this pencil on your t-zone, to combat shine and to keep your face blemish-free.

2. Benefit Cosmetics the Porefessional: License to Blot

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Price: $20 at sephora.com
This is another shine-fighting stick, designed to keep you oil-free and gorgeous for up to six hours.

3. Colorescience Skin Mattifying Face Primer

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Price: $49 at amazon.com
This high-tech matte primer has a built in SPF 20, and it helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

4. COVER FX Blotting Powder

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Price: $24 at sephora.com
Choose your hue from three natural-looking shades, then apply to control oil and shine all day long.

5. BareMinerals Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel

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Price: $24 at sephora.com
Why does oily skin so often end up with blemishes? It's just not fair! This gel controls oil and fights acne, giving you a smooth, flawless matte finish.

6. Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine

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Price: $30 at sephora.com
This super light-weight powder controls shine without looking cakey or weird.

7. BECCA Blotting Powder Perfector

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Price: $38 at sephora.com
Think of this powder as a mattifying blotting paper you apply in the morning to control shine throughout the day. Minus the paper, of course!

8. KORRES Pomegranate Mattifying Primer

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Price: $33 at sephora.com
This water-based primer gives your skin an oil-free matte finish.

9. Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray

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Price: $38 at sephora.com
Once you have the look you love, keep it matte and marvelous with a spritz of this finishing spray.

10. Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder - Shine Control

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Price: $35 at sephora.com
This colorless powder is designed to do one thing - control shine - and it works wonders.

11. Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

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Price: $35 at sephora.com
This light-weight pressed powder uses Amazonian clay to absorb excess oil and control shine.

12. Stila Stay All Day Prime & anti Shine Balm

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Price: $10 at stilacosmetics.com
I love that you can use this clear gel either before makeup (to prime) or after makeup (to set), and either way, you'll get a matte, shine-free finish.

13. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free

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Price: $36 at sephora.com
Use this light-weight gel before you apply your makeup to control oil and keep your face shine-free.

14. Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

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Price: $32 at sephora.com
This translucent, pale purple powder works for all skin tones, providing a flawless, matte finish all day long.

15. Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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Price: $39 at sephora.com
This award-winning primer ensures your makeup stays all day, and that you'll have a matte finish, too. You're photo ready!

16. COVER FX Matte Setting Powder

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Price: $32 at sephora.com
Available in three hues, this loose powder helps control oil, and sets your makeup with a smooth matte finish.

17. MAKE up for EVER HD Pressed Powder

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Price: $45 at amazon.com
If you're worried about controlling shine without over-drying your skin, this is the mattifying pressed powder for you.

18. Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face Primer

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Price: $31 at sephora.com
Use this balm under your makeup to help it last, or use it throughout the day to absorb unwanted oil and shine.

19. MILK MAKEUP Roll + Blot

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Price: $10 at milkmakeup.com
These hemp paper blotting sheets can be used anytime to absorb oil and keep shine at bay, without disturbing your makeup.

20. Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper

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Price: $8 at sephora.com
These oil-absorbing blotting papers are made of mulberry, and they really get the job done!

21. SEPHORA COLLECTION Cooling Mint Blotting Papers

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Price: $18 at amazon.com
These blotting papers are made with mint, perfect for hot summer days, to absorb oil and sweat with a cooling feel. Love!

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