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11 Beauty Tips And Products For People Who Like To Stay Matte

It's not a glow, it's sweat.

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1. Start with a daily wash that is made for sweaty, oily skin.

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This face wash smells amazing, and it's great for oily skin. It leaves skin feeling and looking matte after use, and it lasts all day.

Buy the daily wash from Superdrug, £4.69.

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2. These Real Techniques Blotting Cushions are a God send.

Not only do I have oily skin, I also sweat like crazy and these have changed my life. They work like regular blotting paper, but they're reusable and they last for around 3 months, just remember to wash them regularly. You can also use them damp to apply foundation or to smooth creases. A little trick that works for me is blotting your face before applying makeup.

Get the blotting cushions from Superdrug, £8.99.

3. This setting spray that's made for oily, sweaty skin.

Anyone who knows anything about makeup knows about the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray but this new spray might actually be better, especially if you have oily or sweaty skin. It leaves your skin looking matte and once you spray it, your makeup stays put, all whole day. Try spritzing your face before and after applying makeup. Have a look at the reviews here.

You can get the Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray from Urban Decay, £23.50. And if you're looking for a cheaper option, try the NYX Matte Setting Spray, £7.

4. Use a brow product that contains wax so it won't rub off.

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Wax-based brow products are great because they stay on through moisture. Try the Benefit Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit, £26.50. The kit comes includes eyebrow powder and wax, mini tweezers, and an applicator; it also promises 12-hour stay. Or you can try the Sleek Brow Kit, £8.49.

5. Prevent under-eye concealer from creasing when you sweat by setting it with Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder.

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This right here is a lifesaver for oily skin and a beauty product that I swear by. It keeps my concealer in place without looking cakey or settling into my fine lines. I use it on the centre of forehead, bridge of my nose, and under my eyes. Check out this video on how to use it.

But the Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder from Superdrug, £5.

6. Dab powder foundation on top of your liquid foundation to set it.

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This little trick will stop your liquid foundation from sweating off your face. This Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup is a great option, it comes in 8 shades and it includes SPF 10. It sits well on the skin, without feeling cakey.

You can get the powder from Debenhams, £33.

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7. Swap your foundation for BB Cream.

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BB creams are great for people who are sweaty, they are lightweight, and they tend to stay put. But if you like really good coverage, BB creams can fall short. The Smash Box Camera Ready BB Cream is the best BB cream with coverage that I've tried. I've worn it alone during the day and I wear it under my foundation when I'm going out out.

Get it the Smash Box Camera Ready BB Cream from Smashbox, £27.

8. Always use primer.

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I have used a lot, and I mean a lot of primers, and nothing has beat the Benefit Porefessional Primer. It's the only primer that has really worked for me, it keeps my skin matte, it makes my pore smaller, and it feels all soft and silky.

Get the primer from Look Fantastic, £24.50.

9. Use this facial mist to cool you down when you start sweating.

The Body Shop

When you're hot, sweaty, and just bothered, this facial mist comes in handy. It has a rose water scent, which is pretty calming and refreshing. It will also moisturise the skin and leaves it feeling cooler. It's also great for setting your makeup. Check out some reviews here.

Buy the mist from The Body Shop, £10.

10. Swap power blushers for a liquid blush.

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The blusher is especially great for sweaty oily skin because it has a silicone base that stays put all day and night. It gives a natural flush of colour to the cheeks and it's waterproof.

Get the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher from Daniel Sandler, £15.50.

11. Use the Smashbox Limitless Waterproof Liquid Liner Pen because it doesn't move, no matter what.

Smashbox / Via smashbox.co.uk

The verdict is out, this is the best liquid eye liner I’ve ever tried. The tip makes it incredibly easy to apply, plus it survived a very sweaty gym session and it didn't budge.

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