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Keeping it matte: three shine reducing beauty buys

I don’t know about you, but the weather right about now is at the height of humidity season. For me, it’s my least favorite time of the year (living in Florida). The moisture outside is potent: walking outdoors in the morning makes your skin feel a bit sticky, your face gets shiny, and your hair gets crazy.

As a long-time Floridian, I have discovered some products over time that have helped me to battle the season of shine. Today I wanted to share three of them that I absolutely cannot live without right about now:

matte face beauty products

1. Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Priming Potion – $31 What I love about this primer is that it reduces the look of pores AND gives you an airbrushed appearance. It is light in texture too, which is important during this time of year. Putting heavier products on your face when it is humid is a recipe for disaster. This primer really does create a great base for your foundation (or BB cream, etc.).

2. Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher – $10.45 This one is important, folks. To finish my makeup, I used to brush on a loose powder that matched my skin tone. It worked for most of the time, but problems arose during humidity season. As the moisture in the air hit my face, it would seem like my makeup would start melting off! Streaky face = not good. Thank goodness for translucent finishing powder! I’ve been using this one from Revlon for months now, and it is working quite well. It keeps my face matte and my makeup in place.

3. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – $29 Now that I’ve been using this setting spray for about a year, I don’t know how I ever lived without it. I mist 2-3 pumps of All Nighter on my face after my makeup is applied, and it works miracles. I’ve even tested it out at the beach on a hot day with amazing results. This one is worth every single penny, in my humble opinion!

Do you have any favorite beauty products that keep your skin looking matte?

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