There are two myths about preventing your face from getting shiny in the summer. The first is that when sweat starts to come through, you add more powder, the more powder the better. While it’s true that a little powder can go a long way when it comes to dabbing out oil or sheen, too much can have the opposite effect and create a cakey or clumpy look that accentuates oil.
The second is that oily skin is prone to getting shiny. You should dry out your oily skin with harsh products. Doing this actually makes your skin want to produce more oil to make up for what you’re depleting. Actually, hydrating your skin will keep it plumped up with water and happy.
The best makeup products for summer strike the perfect balance between coverage and sheerness while keeping you fresh-faced and matte no matter how much the heat gets to you.
Below are top picks for your summer makeup lineup.
This oil-absorbing powder helps minimize shine while concealing skin redness for a perfect matte finish. takes away unwanted shine, while reducing the appearance of redness for a perfect, matte finish. Dusts on lightly over or under moisturizer or makeup.
- Translucent powder absorbs oil when used over or under moisturizer or makeup
- Formulated with a green pigment and naturally derived minerals to reduce the appearance of redness and deliver a more even, matte finish
- Works on a variety of skin tones to diminish shine while helping makeup last longer
- Complex softens, cools, and conditions oily/ combination skin
- Allergy- and dermatologist-tested
- Formulated without gluten
For flawless, naturally beautiful skin, try the silky-smooth, feather-light mineral powder foundation to conceal imperfections and provide buildable coverage. This “no makeup” feel formula helps prevent moisture loss and creates a shine-free finish. The innovative fabric sifter keeps the powder inside for no mess.
- Optilight Technology delivers the appearance of smoother skin
- Botanical ingredients help balance and perfect complexion by delivering hydration
- Silky-smooth, feather-light formula conceals imperfections with buildable coverage
- “No-makeup” feel formula prevents moisture loss while creating a shine-free natural finish
- Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen protects against UVA/UVB rays
- Customized fabric mesh sifter works with the brush and formula for mess-free application
- Vegan formula, non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested
- Available in 12 shades
- Long wearing powder seamlessly blends into skin while delivering moisture to achieve a youthful, natural-looking radiance
- Enhances all skin tones and helps conceal the appearance of redness
- Blends and builds easily with or without a bronzer to create a natural, healthy look
- Suitable for all skin types
- Multitasking spray helps set, protect, and refresh both makeup and skin
- Sets makeup in place while helping shield skin from environmental stressors such as dirt and pollution
- Helps minimize shine or oil breakthrough throughout the day
- Skin-loving botanicals refresh, hydrate, smooth and soothe — blurring the line between skincare and makeup
- Can be used over makeup as a setting spray or throughout the day on bare face as a skin refresher
- Suitable for all skin types
- Ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers
- Formulated gluten-free