Take the shine off.

11 Nov

There’s a big difference between sporting a ‘healthy dewy glow’ and looking like your face has underground oil rigs that have just sprung some leaks – namely on your nose, forehead and chin. We’re all familiar with that unattractive sheen which makes us glow in photos, and which always occurs at the most inopportune times like during your first date with Mr Right, or as you sit in the waiting room before your big interview or on your wedding day.  Instead arm yourself with the ‘shiny girl’s saviours’ which promise to take the shine off your face (in the best possible way).

After your make-up application is complete fix it in place with a light spritz of Urban Decay All-Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (Available from Boots).

When the sheen strikes the last thing you want to do is apply more face powder as it just gives a chalky finish which can end up leaving your make-up looking blotchy and heavy, instead try Paul and Joe miniature Blotting Paper (asos.com)

Or The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Blotting Tissues (also comes in Camomile for sensitive skin) or Dior Blotting papers, one sheet is enough to blot the whole face during touch-ups or when humidity hits.

7 Responses to “Take the shine off.”

  1. Gill November 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Tried the all-nighter on your recommendation, it really works, though left my skin a little dry the next day. Still it was worth it to know my face stayed perfect all night! Just as the label says…

  2. Beauty Boffin November 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Make sure to wash it off before you go to bed! I know after a night out it’s the last thing I feel like doing but it really does help the next morning 🙂 Thanks for the comment.

  3. Ron Tedwater November 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    Really nice post,thank you cna training

  4. Mags Mulryan November 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Covet the Paul and Joe blotting paper – incredible packaging – love it. x

  5. Aine Ryan November 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Okay, am being really cynical but wouldn’t a tissue with a light dusting of powder do the same job? 🙂

  6. Sandra Wayman January 4, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Have the body shops ones, like them for the summer time or nights out cause I can slip them in my jean’s pocket and know they can’t break or get damaged unlike make-up cases.

  7. Loz January 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I think it’s okay to look a little dewy, I prefer it to the matt too much make-up look that people seem to go for when they go out at night. Though wouldn’t mind trying the spray, I just hope it wouldn’t block my pores.

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