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8 Best New Mattifiers

From primers to makeup, you'll be glad you have these when the next heat wave hits
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Amala Purifying Mattifier, $48
Want all the benefits you'd get from a powder -- minus that cakey, powdery look? You can apply this lightweight mattifier over your moisturizer or foundation. Its main ingredient is rice hull powder, which will help absorb any excess oil. You can also apply it as a primer under makeup for a more matte finish.

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Philosophy Total Matteness, $40
If you're looking for a de-shiner that can also help fight blackheads and make your pores appear smaller, check out this serum. It contains salicylic acid and lentil seed extract to tighten pores, and it has bamboo extract to soak up excess oil.

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Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, $36
If your makeup slides off your face on humid days, this primer is for you. It locks foundation in place for eight hours -- and you can even use it on your eyelids as a base for shadow.

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Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer, $32
So, you want to get rid of shine, but you can't imagine adding yet another step to your already tedious routine. Fortunately, there's this primer, which contains salicylic acid and vitamins A, C, and E.

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L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Oil-Free, $19.99
This isn't a primer -- instead, like the name suggests, think of it as a blur-ifier. (It's basically an Instagram filter for your face.) It hides fine lines, pores, spots, and imperfections while helping your skin stay matte and giving you an SPF 30.

I love dewy skin. It looks pretty and makes me look healthy. But too often, I leave my house with dewy skin and 10 minutes later it's crossed the line into shiny territory -- especially this time of year.

That's where mattifiers come in. Unlike powders, they won't take away your dewiness completely, but they will keep you from getting shiny. Plus, the newest versions do so much more than mattify. From skin care benefits to full-coverage color, they're fantastic multitaskers. Bonus: Just think of all the money you'll save on blotting papers.
BY DAWN DAVIS | JUN 10, 2013 | SHARES
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