(Closed) Best Way(s) To Not Look Shiny?

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 5
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Primer is definitely the way to go.  The Laure Mercier oil-free primer is my favorite and I tend to shine (although I have generally dry skin – ironic and unfair!)

Post # 6
92 posts
Worker bee

I’m shiny too! The smashbox primer actually clogs my pores if I use it often. For me, I prefer Philosophy’s The Present makeup primer. I use that with Makeup Forever HD foundation. I stay un-shiny for most of my workday before having to powder myself.

And yes, you can use blotting papers after you’ve put on makeup. Just make sure you press, not rub so that it absorbs the oil without messing up your makeup. Personally, I prefer to sweep with powder, but that’s just me.

Post # 7
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My best defense against shiny skin?  Photoshop (or Picnik Premium).  I occasionally use the blotters (which work over makeup as long as you blot and don’t wipe), but they don’t always work completely.  Powder sometimes helps, but not if I’m sweaty at all (like I was towards the end of my wedding day)

Post # 8
235 posts
Helper bee

Blotting papers work great, theyre pretty cheap so give them a try beforehand. 

Post # 9
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I’m picking up blotting sheets to have on hand for the wedding day!

Post # 10
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Dr. Feelgood by Benefit is my fave beauty product of all time. It soaks up any shine but it doesn’t cake up like powder, doesn’t affect yur makeup and it feels so nice and refreshing. I have turned back if I realized I forgot it at home 😉

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