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Staff Picks: How we stop oil in its tracks

Staff Picks: How we stop oil in its tracks

Given the choice, would you rather have dry skin or oily skin? There is a constant debate on which skin type is easier to manage. Excessive sebum production makes oily skin more prone to breakouts, while dry skin is more prone to aging because it lacks moisture.

Over at Project Vanity, we get a lot of questions about what ingredients to look for and which products are best for oily skin, so we can only assume that many of our readers fall under this category. Even if you're not, please keep on reading! Today, we're sharing our favorite products to keep oil and shine at bay. Ready, set, stop!

Kim: I love Max Factor's Creme Puff Powder for oil control! I've tested it against so many other powders, both compressed and loose, and it won every single time when it came to keeping oil at bay.

Den: I dread the thought of finding smashed face powder getting all over my purse, so I prefer to use Oil-Absorbing Rice Paper Tissues from Palladio. It's very easy to bring around, and I don't a brush or puff to apply. I'm dry-skinned so I only need half a sheet to lightly pat all over my T-zone.

Image via Makeup Alley

Image via Makeup Alley

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Kisty: I don't bring any compact powders when I go out because I always change bags (and end up forgetting to transfer my stuff to the other bag, hehe). I prefer oil-blotting sheets to remove the oil residue on my face.

Marielle: I don't specifically use oil-control powder, since the sebum-control ones tend to bring out my dry spots. I've been using Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake as a setting powder. It does take a little while longer before my nose becomes shiny again.

Stacie: Although I’m not particularly oily, I use Benefit’s Agent Zero Shine powder before leaving the house. It makes my skin appear flawless and prevents it from becoming oily. IF I do get oily throughout the day, I blot with regular tissue paper and pat Tony Moly’s Cat’s Wink Clear Pact. It’s tinted but almost invisible on the skin. It also doesn’t make my skin cakey! :D

Image via My Lucid Intervals

Image via My Lucid Intervals

Katsy: My go-to powder for oil control (which basically lives in my bag) is the Avon Ideal Oil Control Pressed Powder. I use the shade Neutral. It's affordable and does the job well.

Image via makeupandbeautyblog.com

Image via makeupandbeautyblog.com

Rae: Despite having oily skin, I'm not a fan of oil control powders because I don't prefer the matte look. When I do need to tone down the shine, I blot with Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets, and powder with either MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural or Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow powder. These two products effectively take out the shine but still leave a natural skin-like sheen.

Do you agree with our picks? How do you keep your face fresh and shine-free? Sound off in the comments!

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