November 27, 2012

Keeping Oily Skin Under Control

Question:  Does your makeup ever seem to match your skin perfectly in the morning and look several shades darker by the end of the day?  Mine has.  This has puzzled and frustrated me for years, especially since, like a lot of women of color, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time searching for the perfect foundation.  It always looks great in the store!  So what happens?

Did you know that oil is the main cause of color change in makeup?  Luckily, I’ve never had too much of a problem with oily skin, but after being out in the sun all day or  under hot set lights,  it’s hard to keep anyone’s face from getting shiny.  So, I’m so happy that I was recently introduced to two oil control products from THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP  line by jane iredale.

“Shine is notable by its absence!”

Absence® Oil Control Primer promises to control the oil produced by skin without affecting its moisture.  I’ve been using it under my foundation to control shine for about a week now and I love it! It doesn’t make your skin feel dry and is really sheer and color-free.  In fact, you’ll hardly know it’s there.  You can use a makeup brush or the sponge that’s included to apply it under makeup on the parts of your face that tend to get oily (like I do) or on your entire face as a primer.  It’s good for oily, normal or combination skin and can also be used alone or under any mineral base. 

Absence® is available at and retails for $37.00.

jane iredale Facial Blotting Papers control shine on-the-go!

To keep shine under control while you’re on-the-go, I suggest trying jane iredale’s Facial Bloting Papers.  It’s amazing how much excess oil these tiny little sheets can soak up!  You get 100 blotting papers in a super cute little gold metal compact that you might want to use for business cards later:)  I’ve always just used face powder for touch-ups throughout the day, but these soft, all-natural papers made from organic flax seed are really absorbent and give you a more natural flawless finish.  Great for tucking into your purse to use anytime!

Facial Blotting Papers with Compact are available at and retail for $11.00.


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