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    Default Matyfying bag-size powder/treatment pls

    My face skin is dry with oily T-zone mostly apparent on my nose. I need to have an on-hand treatment, as small as possible but efficient, to matify the problem zone. Any recs regarding a product/ brand? Thank you.

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    Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil

    http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...categoryId=B70

    I haven't tried this new Hydrating version, but it might work for you, too.

    http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...categoryId=B70
    Last edited by beachroses; 6th October 2009 at 02:34 PM.

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    You may also want to invest in a little packet of blotting papers. They're usually made of a very fine rice paper that sucks up oil like a sponge and come in packs that aren't much bigger than a matchbox. You can use them whether you have make-up on or not. I know E.L.F. Cosmetics - http://www.eyeslipsface.com - carries them very cheaply and you can find them in most cosmetics sections at stores, too.
    Lena
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    I think the powder in brush form would be better since blotting papers would take off make-up layer. However, I have searched and found only bronzing powders in the brush form (instant application - no need for a pad)
    Last edited by Alicka61; 6th October 2009 at 03:05 PM.

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    Does blotting papers leave any residue behind ? I read on another forum that blotting paper makes the skin produce more sebum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inscentiable View Post
    You may also want to invest in a little packet of blotting papers. They're usually made of a very fine rice paper that sucks up oil like a sponge and come in packs that aren't much bigger than a matchbox. You can use them whether you have make-up on or not. I know E.L.F. Cosmetics - http://www.eyeslipsface.com - carries them very cheaply and you can find them in most cosmetics sections at stores, too.

    I prefer to use blotting paper too. When I use them, I see oil on the used paper, and no makeup. I find that mattifying powders tend make matters worse. Papers without powder don't create any more oil but neither powders nor paper will stop the production of oil. NARS and Shiseido make some nice ones. Mary Kay makes some that are okay but what I like about hers is the packaging. They come in a durable plastic envelope-type package that can withstand the trauma of being in my purse. Once the papers are gone, I reuse the package with whatever papers I have.

    If you want to really be thrifty about it, you can go to a beauty supply store and pick up a package of permanent end papers and keep some in a little plastic bag or something in your purse. http://www.sallybeauty.com/Jumbo-End...cgid=Hair06-02

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    If you find yourself stuck with a shiny nose and don't have anything with you, paper toilet seat covers work too.

    Jane Iredale makes a primer called Absence that will help normalize the skin and reduce the excess oil production. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3053524?...:referralID=NA
    It's the only thing I've tried that actually works proactively. The more regularly you use it, the more effective it is.
    Last edited by socalwoman; 6th October 2009 at 03:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Does blotting papers leave any residue behind ? I read on another forum that blotting paper makes the skin produce more sebum.
    I've never had that experience...they just wick up excess oil. All of the ones I've used were just rice paper, they never had anything on them that would leave a residue. They never pull off my make-up either, just oil. If I wear just powder with no foundation, it removes a very minimal amount - like a bit of a shadow on the paper.
    Lena
    "Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form." - Alexander Skarsgård
    Looking to try Les Senteurs Gourmandes Musc Blanc, Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Intense, Chanel Beige and...everything else!

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    You can try the Bare Escentuals foundation with the Mineral Veil, that doesn't even run off my face when it's really hot and humid and it's 100% natural, feels like butterfly wings on your skin not makeup. You only need a tiny bit. They have great blush colors, too. I hate the feel and look of regular makeup, so I don't wear anything else. Since my skin is really dry, I just use the foundation, you only need a tiny bit for coverage.
    Last edited by beachroses; 7th October 2009 at 02:04 AM.

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