Make your face an oil-free zone with the best shine-fighting wonder products, writes international make-up artist and my guest blogger Heidi Scarlett King.
"Have you spent the last few weeks fighting shine? With these extremely muggy conditions (we're talking Australian summer here), even the driest of skins can turn into oil slicks! Yes, having an oily complexion is great for anti-ageing in the long term, but in the short term, no one wants their make-up sliding off before it's even lunchtime. The solution? The best anti-shine products below - and they won't make your make-up look cakey, promise!
1. M.A.C Matte texture cream, £16
The velvety, creamy texture of this silicone-based primer ensures a perfect application and mattifying finish to your foundation, without looking too powdery. Apply just to the areas of the face you want to keep matte, then add foundation on top. It's great to use lightly in the oil zones for touch-ups instead of powder, as it looks like a second skin.
2. Guerlain Illuminating Matte Powder, £37.50
A newcomer to the opulent Guerlain collection is this incredible invisible setting powder. Until you try it you will not believe just how flawless and transparent it is, making it perfect for all day touch-ups. The imperfection-blurring feature, as well as the decadent packaging, makes this the It-powder of the minute.
3. Studio 10 Prime and Perfect Refining Powder Silk, £28
Cult UK brand Studio 10 are all about multi-tasking, and this compact has your complexion problems covered. On the left of the pack is an incredibly sheer and translucent setting powder, to the right is a stunning powder highlight. With these two forces combined, you can highlight and powder your face in different parts perfectly. Great for on-the-go beauty.
4. By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, £42
My all time favourite loose powder does everything in one - except look cakey. The hyaluronic acid helps by filling in fine lines and smoothing over pores while mattifying the skin. After foundation, set in areas of the face that need to stay matte by lightly patting with a small sized blush brush.
5. Beautyblender Blotterazzi, £16
What a genius idea - an oil blotting tool for those who don't want any extra product on their face! An ergonomically shaped compact, it works to lift off oil without disturbing make-up, all thanks to the iconic Beautyblender material inside. Great for the natural make-up lovers out there."
Where to buy -
Heidi's website http://www.heidiscarlettking.com/