Say Goodbye To Shine

Friday, 27 June 2014




Hello Beauties! Last week the lovely Kayleigh from Couture Girl kindly let me guest post on her blog. I was so excited when she offered me the opportunity as I've been a big fan of hers since I started blogging! I thought I'd also share the post on my own blog, just incase any of you missed it and wanted to catch up - but I'm sure most of you have already seen it on Kayleigh's so sorry about that!

I've always had to deal with shine, and during the Summer months I tend to suffer from make up meltdown a lot more than I would during winter. If you suffer from oily skin or a shiny face, you really do need to start with your skincare. If you tackle the problem with your skincare, your mattifying make up won't have to work so hard - meaning your make up will last a lot longer. One of my favourite cleansers for oily skin is the Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser With Tamarind. This really works to deep clean your skin and helps to reduce the amount of oil that your skin produces, without drying out your skin. Another product which is amazing for oily skinned girls is the REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask. This mask really helps to reduce the appearance of pores and control the amount of oil that your skin produces. I love using this once a week and find that it helps to keep my skin clear and under control. I'm already on my second tube of this, which is rare for me as I'm usually tempted to try new things instead of repurchasing the same products. 

Of course, skin care will only take you so far. I good base is also key in preventing shine. Recently when I was wondering the isles of Boots I decided to purchase the Bourjois Happy Light Matte Primer and I'm so glad I did. This little tube helps to keep my make up in place and shine free for a good few hours longer than it would have without it. It has a thin, light consistency which I really like as it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, and it instantly mattifies your face without drying out your skin. Another product which created the perfect matte base, is the MAC Studio Fix Foundation. This is a full coverage, matte finish foundation that I find stays in place for hours longer than others I've tried. What I also love about this foundation is that the shade range is so varied. Being so pale, I often find it hard to find foundations that perfectly match my skin tone and colour, but MAC have it covered with their extensive shade range. To finish off, I like to use my all time favourite powder, MAC Studio Fix Powder. I'm on my 5th or 6th one of these, which really shows I have a deep love for this product. It instantly mattifies your skin and blurs any imperfections, as it also offers a little bit of coverage. I've just ran out of this again, and it's fair to say I'm struggling without it as I can't find anything that compares. 

If you know of any other amazing products which help keep shine at bay, I'd love to know as I'm always on the look out for new products to test out! 

Lots of Love, 

Becky x

10 comments:

  1. I too struggle with the dreaded shine. I was recently given a good size sample of Clinique liquid facial soap, but it's nearly run out, so I might give the Clarins one a try. I love my bareminerals ready touch up veil though. Love the round up of products here. Rachel x
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    1. I used to use the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap and I definitely prefer the Clarins one! I will have to get down to bare minerals, I've never really thought about using loose powder! xx

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  2. Lovely post, i love Mac studio fix fluid! One of my fave foundations!
    xprincessjas | xx

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  3. Loved reading this blog post! I really want to try MAC Studio Fix Fluid.. everyone raves about it!

    Kimberley | Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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    1. I have a feeling you won't like this one as it can sometimes feel heavy on your skin and I know your partial to your light foundation! xx

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  5. The Bourjois primer sounds so good! I'm always looking for drugstore alternatives to some of my favourite primer and this one sounds really good :) can't wait to try it xx

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