Keeping your face shine-free all day is tiring, isn’t it? It’s not easy keeping your face matte if you have oily or combination skin. But you can get the polished complexion you want without using powder or wiping your face a bajillion times a day – it’s all about the products you use.
Keep scrolling to discover the heroic mattifying skin care and beauty products that will keep your face fresh shine-free, all day long!
Glossier Priming Moisturizer Balance
A lightweight gel-cream moisturizer that balances oil without drying skin and minimizes pores, shine, and leaves skin hydrated.
FirstAid Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
A moisturizer that mattifies skin and delivers lightweight hydration without clogging pores.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer
Created for oily skin, this moisturizer is on-comedogenic with a light matte finish and an excellent base for makeup.
Origins Skin Matte Moisturizer
A hydrating matte moisturizer that softens, smooths, and minimizes pores for a glowing finish.
Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer
A lightweight gel cream moisturizer that hydrates dry skin with hyaluronic acid and ceramides for visible plumping hydration.
Laura Mercier Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer
A water-based moisturizer with oil control that hydrates the skin while leaving a natural matte finish.
Milk Makeup Pore Eclipse Mattifying + Blurring Primer
This primer gets top marks for blurring the appearance of pores.
The POREfessional Matte Rescue Primer
With over 60,000 reviews on Google, users rave about how POREfessional’s translucent formula goes on matte and smooth.
Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper Matte Finishing Primer
Paula’s Choice primer provides a soft, powder finish.
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YSL Nu Blotting Lotion Mattifying Primer
The gel formulation of this primer allows the formula to go on smooth and evenly.
Dermablend Poresaver Matte Primer
With only six ingredients, this gel primer dries down to a matte, oil-absorbing finish.
Estee Lauder The Mattifier
The combination of oil-control and natural finish makes The Mattifier a top pick amongst customers.
BareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation
This talc-free foundation offers sheer-to-full buildable coverage. Available in 30 shades.
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
This sheer formula is perfect for all-over coverage or spot treatments. Available in 14 shades.
Lancome Long Time No Shine Loose Setting Powder
This loose mineral powder can be used to both blot and set your makeup. Available in two shades.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation
Touted as humidity and sweat-proof, reviewers love how the foundation offers a soft, matte finish. Available in 50 shades.
Patrick Star Mini Ultimate Blurring Setting Powder
This superfine powder promises to keep you shine-free for 14 hours. Available in both full and travel sizes; in two colors.
Clinique Stay-Matte Invisible Blotting Powder
This translucent blotting powder can be slipped into your tote bag for discreet touch-ups throughout the day.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
This dermatologist tested foundation is both fragrance-free and allergy tested. Available in 40 shades.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation
Offering a medium to full coverage, this long-lasting foundation promises to diffuse the look of pores. Available in 50 shades.
CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation
This oil-absorbing foundation promises to stay put for up to 12 hours, using a transfer-resistant formula that goes on smoothly. Available in 40 shades.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Matte Foundation
Looking for more coverage? The Lancome Teint Idole is a full coverage foundation that somehow manages to be both lightweight and super matte.
NARS Soft Matte Long Lasting Foundation
Nars promises the color you put on at 10 a.m. is the same color you see at 4 p.m., thanks to their formula which resists oxidation. The full-coverage foundation is available in 34 shades.
Too Faced Born This Way Matte 24 Hour Foundation
Ready for summer fun, this waterproof foundation offers medium coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Available in 35 shades.
Mattifying Setting Sprays
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finishing Setting Spray
This light setting spray instantly gives you a matte finish without leaving your skin tacky or sticky.
ELF Cosmetics Matte Magic Mist
This affordable setting spray is both cruelty-free and vegan.
Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Matte Makeup Setting Spray
The All Nighter spray uses kaolin clay to absorb excess oil, leaving your skin matte and fresh.
Milk Hydro Grip Setting Spray
The Milk Hydro Grip spray has a gel formulation which promises to keep your makeup matte for up to 12 hours.
Milani Cosmetics Make It Last Setting Spray
With watermelon fruit extract, the Make It Last setting spray keeps your skin fresh and matte all day long.
Patrick Stay On ‘Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray
Made to be rub-proof, this waterproof setting spray has notes of green tea and cucumber for a refreshing experience.
Do you use a mattifying moisturizer and other matte makeup? Tell us in the comments!
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