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

By Jennifer

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

NUDESTIX Matte PencilPrice: $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

Benefit Cosmetics the Porefessional: License to BlotPrice: $20 at sephora.com
This is another shine-fighting stick, designed to keep you oil-free and gorgeous for up to six hours.

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3 Colorescience Skin Mattifying Face Primer

Colorescience Skin Mattifying Face PrimerPrice: $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

COVER FX Blotting PowderPrice: $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

BareMinerals Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep GelPrice: $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

Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Agent Zero ShinePrice: $30 at sephora.com
This super light-weight powder controls shine without looking cakey or weird.

7 BECCA Blotting Powder Perfector

BECCA Blotting Powder PerfectorPrice: $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

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

9 Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray

Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting SprayPrice: $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

Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder - Shine ControlPrice: $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

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing PowderPrice: $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

Stila Stay All Day Prime & anti Shine BalmPrice: $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

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil FreePrice: $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

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying PowderPrice: $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

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore MinimizingPrice: $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

COVER FX Matte Setting PowderPrice: $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

MAKE up for EVER HD Pressed PowderPrice: $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

Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face PrimerPrice: $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

MILK MAKEUP Roll + BlotPrice: $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

Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting PaperPrice: $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

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cooling Mint Blotting PapersPrice: $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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