But how to deal with it? Having a tailored skincare regime for oily skin types is a must. But once you have that bit sorted, if you’re still seeing shine within a couple of hours of applying your makeup, don’t be tempted to load up with too much pressed powder – you’ll end up with a cakey, uneven base.
The answer is blotting paper – your oily skin secret weapon. The best ones work their magic by soaking up excess oil on your skin, rather than loading it with extra product. Shine, be gone.
Why are they so different to patting your skin with tissue or toilet paper, we hear you cry? Blotting papers are made out of a super absorbent material that soak up excess sebum, leaving you with a shine-free, refreshed, matte complexion. These little magic sheets are easy to carry on-the-go, are usually easy on the purse strings, and mean that you don’t have to pile on layers of pore-clogging powder foundation.
In fact, we’re such fans of blotting paper, that we’ve discovered a few clever hacks, too. That build-up of grime/makeup/general crap on your phone screen? Don’t just spread that gross-ness about with a bit of tissue, use a blotting sheet! Run out of dry shampoo and CBA to wash your hair? Take a blotting sheet to those roots! No tissue paper to wrap your Christmas presents? You know what to do! (OK, maybe don’t quote us on that one).
These are our favourite blotting papers on the market. Goodbye, grease.