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    21 Makeup Products For Oily Skin That Will Actually Keep You Matte All Day

    There's only so much that blotting papers can do.

    Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed

    Wearing makeup and having oily skin can feel like the world is against you.

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    Makeup either slides right off your face, or you look like a glazed doughnut in a matter of minutes.

    Finding products that work can feel more difficult than climbing Mt. Everest, so we asked the BuzzFeed Community what makeup products help matte-ify, de-slick, and won't run off our greasy faces.

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    1. Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder for $22.

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    "Super lightweight, and it keeps my face dry/stops makeup from sliding. As a bonus, it makes your makeup look better in photos!" —Megan Archer, Facebook

    2. Missha Mega EX-Volume Mascara for $18.

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    "I've tested most of the high-end and popular mascaras when I worked at Sephora, and every. single. one. smudges and melts like crazy on me. This Missha formula hasn't smudged in three years." —Robin Caselli, Facebook

    3. Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combo/Oily Skin for $12.99.

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    "I've been using it for probably for four or so years now. It really does STAY! For its price, it has great staying power and never blotches when my face gets oily toward the afternoon. I've tried a couple of the the more expensive, brand ones and always find myself sticking with Revlon." —Nicole Blow, Facebook

    4. Ben Nye Finishing Spray for $15.27.

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    "It literally keeps everything in place. I’ve tried different primers and finishing sprays and miracle cures and none of them have worked. But Ben Nye is pure amazing. It literally locks in your makeup and it doesn’t move for about 12+ hours." — brdalicer

    5. Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner for $19.

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    "I have oily lids so most liners seem to slide right off my face. My holy grail is Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner! It does NOT budge!!!!" —seliaadams09

    6. La Roche-Posay BB Cream for $29.99.

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    "La Roche-Posay BB Cream is by far the best by cream for oily skin! Gives a matte, poreless finish." —FandomsAttack

    7. MAC’s LiquidLast Liner for $21. / Via

    "You could go swimming in this liner, and it would not budge in the slightest." —xoxocko

    8. Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation for $56.

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    "It’s pricey AF, but the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is the only foundation I’ve found that doesn’t have me looking like I rubbed a stick of butter on my face by noon." —meaghanb4a9ce5ff1

    9. One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer for $14.

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    "So many primers will ball up when you apply them (no matter how long I wait for my moisturizer to absorb), and then they only keep me semi-matte for a couple hours before I need to blot and powder again. The first primer that has actually worked for me is the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot primer." —aimeelar

    10. NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for $26.

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    "A little more on the expensive side but lasts forever and works a charm! I've tried everything (including the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion) but this hands-down works the best and makes oily eyelids a thing of the past." —Gabrielle Ebsworth, Facebook

    11. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder for $38.

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    "I was curious and thought it was overhyped so I decided to buy a mini one and I can see why so many people love it — not only does it make my skin look smooth and velvety, it keeps my oil away all day. — meganq4b9227d83

    12. Ulta's Mattifying Balm for $12.50.

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    "I have never been so happy and can go all day without blotting the oil from my face. Put it on after primer, before foundation." —Pamela McHenry, Facebook

    13. Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation for $47.

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    "Lancôme Teint Idole is the best foundation I have ever found for my oily skin. It stays matte even during humid summer days when my skin is at its worst. Plus it has SPF!" —alexandraa4b81c05d9

    14. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector for $36.

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    "I splurged on it after a recommendation from a Sephora employee and haven’t looked back." —kylied46e271b5b

    15. Boscia’s White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray for $38.

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    "You can use it under and over makeup or without makeup. I use it after I apply my makeup and it keeps my face matte all day long. All. Day. Long. Even through this heatwave, my makeup is surviving." —jeaninec4f7336f71

    16. Tarte's Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation for $39.

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    "I’m obsessed with the Amazonian clay liquid foundation from Tarte. It’s super lightweight and I’ve finally found a liquid that doesn’t make me look like I covered my face in Crisco!" —alyssag4f2a014cc

    17. A beautyblender (just be sure to wash it often) for $20.

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    "And, using my beauty blender to apply powder to set my makeup has been extremely helpful to not only help my makeup not look cakey but also helps make my skin look poreless." —aimeelar

    18. Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder for $35.

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    Tarte setting powder is my saving grace. — adrienned483a91a91

    19. STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner for $22.

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    "The Stila Stay All Day eyeliner definitely withstands even the oiliest of eyelids. I put it on in the morning and it’s still intact by the end of the day when I’m ready to take my makeup off." —Fm8902

    20. Vichy Purete Thermale Micellar Water for $14.50.

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    "The Vichy Micellar Water takes off my makeup, cleanses my face, and tones in one easy swipe. It keeps my face oil free through the night!" —notallcherrylimeade

    21. Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips Liner for $15.

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    "And for lips, I never go without my No Bleeding Lips liner. Happy matte-ifying!" —tiffanyh409850d3f

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