My newest attempt at maintaining "Grown Up Skin"
(also known as NON-OILY skin):
Sephora's Anti-Shine Foundation Primer.
High hopes...let's see...
Here are my before & after pics...taken at 8:23 in the morning, then 3:00 in the afternoon.
You can see, 7 hours later, that I still had oily skin, despite the anti-shine primer.
No blotting, powdering or other touch-ups were done throughout the day. I wanted to see what this primer could do without any help. NOTE: I DID use setting powder after original application, as usual in my makeup routine.
Here, I focus on my forehead, which is always the MOST slick when the day is done. You can see the oil definitely broke through in the "after" pic.
Here, a good shot of the side of my face shows T-Zone oiliness. Cheeks, nose, chin and even mouth area is pretty oily by 3pm.
Did it help? I think it helped minimally. I think the amount of help it provided was just not worth $17 per .5 oz.
I guess I will continue my search for a mattifying primer that works miracles. Until then, I guess I'll continue to blot and powder! (check out my review of Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens HERE).
If you haven't read my other mattifying primer reviews, here is the review for OC8, fresh, and My Prime mattifiers.
Have you found a mattifying/anti-shine primer/gel/serum that works well? Do share!