::Hello Lovelies! I thought that I would share with all of you, the products that I use to control my oily skin before I apply my foundation. Let me start off by saying, I have a very oily T-zone and at times I hate it! I feel like you can fry chicken on my face or even see your reflection when you look at me and I can't stand it....YUCK! Even though I despise having oily skin, it does have a plus side to it. People who tend to have oily skin, don't wrinkle as fast as a person with dry skin, so the oil keeps the skin looking more supple and younger....hmmmm I'm 28 now, so when I'm 38 will I still look 28? I hope so! =o) Anyways, Here are the products that I use to prevent my oil slick.
The Products include: Monistat Relief Powder Gel, MAC Oil Control Lotion, MAC Mattifying Cream, & MAC Blot Powder (Dark)
::I use all of these products when applying foundation because I like a really matte finish, but you can use up to as many as you would like because they all control oil in some sort of way. I'm going to review these products in the order that I use them before I put on my makeup.
1. MAC Oil Control Lotion: This moisturizer has a fresh clean scent to it, and it gives enough moisture to leave your skin feeling soft, but not oily. This product feels a little wet and kind of sticky after I apply it , so I like to wait at a few minutes and let this dry before I proceed with my next step.
Pros: It has a pleasant scent, and it gives your skin enough moisture to make it soft without leaving it greasy.
Cons: It can leave your face feeling a little wet and sticky and I don't think it's worth $28.00.
2. Monistat Relief Powder Gel: This is the newest product that I added to my oil control collection. I only used this a few times and so far I really like it! It allows your foundation to go on really smooth because creates a barrier between your face and the makeup. It comes out as a gel, but it dries to a silky powdery finish and it helps to eliminate oil.
Price: $6.00-8.00 (depending on where you purchase it from)
Pros: It allows your foundation to go on very smooth and it's a cheap alternative if you don't want to pay a lot for a high end primer.
Cons: It may clog pores because it is a silicone based gel.
3. MAC Mattifying Cream: The consistency of this product isn't a cream at all, its a gel that goes on very sheer and dries to a powdery finish. This cream (gel) is perfect for those who only get oily in there t-zone or someone with combination skin. Only a few drops is needed to control your oily areas.
Pros: This product does well at giving you a matte look and it's great for someone that doesn't have extremely oily skin and for those who don't want to use a primer all over there face, because you use this only on your oily areas.
Cons: My face still gets a little shiny if I don't use a another oil control product with it.
4. MAC Blot Pressed Powder: I love this powder because it goes on sheer and it doesn't turn your foundation another color no matter how many times you apply it. Blot Powder is great for touch ups if you start to get that unwanted glow. It's best applied to your oily areas only and I apply it after I complete my entire makeup routine.
Pros: It's very sheer and it will not darken your foundation, even if you apply it multiple times.
Cons: It doesn't control oil on it's own, so another oil control product will be needed.
Labels: Primer, Review