It’s taken me years to find any product that could combat the dreaded oils that take over my face. After using products that promise a “matte-free finish,” I get disappointed and let down after an hour or two of wearing the product.
To be honest, I think I’ve tried every trick. One that I actually dared to try was using Milk of Magnesia on my face. Surprisingly, dabbing the white liquid on my face everyday worked pretty well. After it hardened, I applied my usual foundation and makeup products and felt comfortable enough to go out without carrying my Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, which is something I always have in my purse.
However, after reading endless blogs on the use of Magnesia as a primer and how it can harm my skin, I dumped my bottle in the trash. I mean, how would you go about telling people that you use a laxative on your face to achieve your “matte” look?
“What you need to understand is that the alkaline nature of milk of magnesia might mess up the acidic balance of the face.”
“When the acid balance is damaged, skin becomes too dry and prone to irritation as the normal flora is destroyed.”
I then began my search for makeup products, making sure they were oil-free. Luckily, I found some that have worked wonders, and some that have been a huge waste of money. Reading blogs and watching YouTube videos have been a huge help in my search to reaching a beautiful and flawless face.
I’ve shopped in both drug stores and high-end stores to find my products. Here are just a few that I believe work for me, and maybe can work for you too.