simone powderly showcasing mattified skin

Although we luuuurve summer, for a fair few of us, the season brings with it a constant battle with shine control. Packing on powder throughout the day and even redoing a full face of slap are common fixes, but they can be a hassle – especially when makeup starts getting cakey. That’s why we asked influencer Simone Powderly (@hairissimba) to show you a makeup routine that helps reduce shine and maximise the matte factor from the off…

Prime for perfection

Primer reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines and controls shine by mattifying the skin to give it an airbrushed finish – uh, yes please! Apply a squirt or two of e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer to the areas that get the oiliest – could be your whole face or just your T-zone. Simply rub the product in with your fingers.

e.l.f. e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer £7.50 Buy Now

Flawless foundation

It’s time for foundation and we’re reaching straight for B. Flawless Matte Foundation. It’s specially formulated to control shine and has a medium coverage, so it won’t feel cakey in the heat. Apply in thin layers with a duo fibre brush until you’re happy with the coverage.

B. B. Flawless Matte Foundation W6.5 £9.99 Buy Now
B. B. Duo Fibre Stippling Brush £8.99 Buy Now

Brighten and perfect

If you feel there are still a couple of areas that need perfecting, grab a matte concealer, like Revolution Conceal and Define. Its coverage is great for hiding any imperfections.

TOP TIP: When using matte makeup, your face can look a bit flat. Using a lighter concealer, like Simone does, will brighten your eyes and give your look a little more dimension.

Revolution Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer C9 £4.00 Buy Now

Powder that shine

We’re opting for Revolution Luxury Banana Powder. This will obvs set the creamier products and give a matte finish, and its ultra-fine texture will ensure you don’t end up looking cakey. Its yellow tone will also reduce any redness you might have, so this really is an all-round winner. Set your under-eye area with a concealer brush for more precision, and switch to a bigger fluffy brush to sweep over your T-zone.

Revolution Revolution Luxury Banana Powder £5.00 Buy Now
B. B. Concealer Brush £6.99 Buy Now
B. B. Powder and Bronzer Brush £9.99 Buy Now

Maintain the matte factor

Simone’s routine should see you in good stead for the day, but – just in case – keep a pack of Superdrug Deep Action Mattifying Shine Control Papers in your bag, to help with any on-the-go oil control. Just tear out a sheet, dab where you need it, and you’re sorted!

Deep Action Superdrug Deep Action Mattifying Shine Control Papers £2.99 Buy Now