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Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection. But by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder — and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?

For those of us with oily skin, the problem is not the lack of products for oily skin — it's the fact that they never seem to work. The magical powder that mattifies everyone else's face slides off your T-zone in hours, and those oil-blotting sheets that work like a charm for your friend do diddly-squat for you. So, what's a glistening gal to do? Stay chained to your powder compact?

Not anymore. Our readers tested every skin-care and makeup product out there for oily skin, which determined this list of oil-control products that really work. No more wandering through the skin-care aisles, gambling on oil-control primers to find the ones that will finally mattify your lovely mug. These products for oily skin (including foundations, powders, cleansers and more) truly are the cream of the crop. The best part? Most of the oil-control products on this list are under 20 bucks. Now, let's count down to No. 1.

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Best Oil-Control Product No. 16: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, $4.71
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.7*

Why it's great: This "oldie but goodie" is a skin savior for readers struggling with acne and oily skin. One reviewer says she has relied on it since high school because it "tightens pores and sucks out the extra oil" from her face. "It really dries up oily skin without leaving your skin feeling stripped or irritated," says another user. Multiple readers profess that this is their "go-to" product for oily skin because "it's cheap, smells great and works wonders."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque here.

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Best Oil-Control Product No. 15: Prescriptives Virtual Matte Oil-Control Makeup, $40
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.9*

Why it's great: One reader with "extremely oily" skin says this makeup is a godsend. "[It] makes me so flawless that sometimes I think I'm deceiving the whole world," she says. Others say this foundation is "buildable" and the coverage "lasts all day," "without looking greasy." Readers acknowledge it's a little pricier than other foundations, but say it's "worth paying more for."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Prescriptives Virtual Matte Oil-Control Makeup here.

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Best Oil-Control Product No. 14: E.L.F. Translucent Mattifying Powder, $3
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.9*

Why it's great: Readers say this affordable powder "erases oil and shine with one swipe." One user writes, "It's great for toning down any crazy sparkly blush you may have applied and helps mattify your skin flawlessly." For $3, reviewers agree: This powder "is such a steal."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for E.L.F. Translucent Mattifying Powder here.

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Best Oil-Control Product No. 13: Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, $22
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.9*

Why it's great: Reviewers agree that this product is true to its name, as it "strikes that perfect balance of reducing oil and shine without over-drying." Users also love that this product "lathers up quickly," "deeply cleans" and "smells great." For a "wonderful face wash" with "great results," readers recommend this product without hesitation.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash here.

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Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection. But by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder — and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?

For those of us with oily skin, the problem is not the lack of products for oily skin — it's the fact that they never seem to work. The magical powder that mattifies everyone else's face slides off your T-zone in hours, and those oil-blotting sheets that work like a charm for your friend do diddly-squat for you. So, what's a glistening gal to do? Stay chained to your powder compact?

Not anymore. Our readers tested every skin-care and makeup product out there for oily skin, which determined this list of oil-control products that really work. No more wandering through the skin-care aisles, gambling on oil-control primers to find the ones that will finally mattify your lovely mug. These products for oily skin (including foundations, powders, cleansers and more) truly are the cream of the crop. The best part? Most of the oil-control products on this list are under 20 bucks. Now, let's count down to No. 1.

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