If you are like me, you want to look picture perfect all day or at least not have your makeup melt by evening. The only tricks I’ve found to avoid the meltdown and shine, are wearing waterproof makeup and finishing powder.
I did find my waterproof makeup after much trial and error and a hefty sum of wasted money, but the finishing powder, I found just by chance. I got a sample of Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian clay finishing powder at Sephora. At first I thought I would look as if I had dusted my face with talcum powder!!! Wrong! And happily so. This clay does mattify and seems to control shine all day. No break outs, no build up. Tarte uses natural ingredients without parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, just to name a few.
What Tarte says about Smooth Operator: Perfects and mattifies skin using breakthrough technology which improves production of keratin, promoting tightening of skin and shrinking oversized pores. Amazonian clay reduces dryness and flakiness. Improves texture and clarity. It removes surface oil, mattifying skin for a flawless finish
For more information about Tarte and their products check www.tartecosmetics.com
Full disclosure: Neither the author nor SpanglishBeauty received compensation from the brands mentioned in the article.