Monday, June 30, 2008

sick of being slick....the search is on!!

as the seasons change, your skin can do some crazy things.

i'm an oily girl. add the summer heat and some humidity, and we have a real issue on our hands. i've tried so many products, just trying to keep the issue under control. i don't necessarily have a breakout problem, but the oil does get bothersome.

i'm in the process of changing my skin care routine (which definitely plays a part in making things less greasy). another key part is to start your daily face with a good mattifying primer.

i used to use a discontinued product by Philosophy called Never Let Them See you Sweat (not to be confused with the recently released Never Let Them See You Shine). i recall that working fairly well, though i wear more makeup now than i did then.

Benefit's Dr. Feelgood works fairly well for me in the cooler months, but i need something a bit more potent right now.

i'm uber picky about mattifiers, but it's because i expect a lot. i want it to last all day, not only be matte but FEEL matte, hold makeup well, and not break me out. those stipulations would intimidate any mattifier.

here are a few i've tried:
-Artistry Matte Finish Gel (no longer made. doesn't last throughout the day anyway)
-Cargo blu-ray High Definition Mattifier (i desperately wanted to love this, but it didn't even last me 8 hours)
-Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer (makes my foundation smooth, but didn't really do much mattifying)
-Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Spray (i don't like hosing my face down. it didn't give the texture i wanted, either)

i used Dr. Brandt Pores No More today. i'm going to be test-driving it for the next week.

i'm also going to try Urban Decay's De-Slick, Philosophy's Never Let Them See You Shine, Smashbox AntiShine, and Smashbox Compact AntiShine.

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