How to Banish Shiny Skin on Your Wedding Day

Hair & Beauty
Matte Skin

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A hot outdoor ceremony topped off with a night on the dance floor pretty much guarantees an epic case of shiny forehead. Luckily, you can maintain a glowing complexion without sliding into grease city — if you're armed with the right products. Here, the tools to help you keep shine at bay.

GLAMGLOW Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser: The best oil-fighting defense starts with a super-clean face. This mud-based cleanser goes deep to de-clog pores and leave behind a matte finish. ($39, available at Sephora)

Bareminerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer: Put this on before applying foundation—it will stop grease in its tracks and help your makeup from melting off in the heat. ($24, available at Ulta)

Revlon Photoready Prime and Antishine Balm: It's like an IRL instagram filter: wear this multi-use balm under your makeup or by itself to blur imperfections. ($10, available at

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NYX HD Finishing Powder: Whether you're going with powder or cream products, a quick dusting of translucent loose powder instantly reduces shine and sets your makeup. ($10, available at Ulta)

Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray: Spritz on this mattifying spray after perfecting your makeup application; then stick it in your clutch for last-minute touch-ups. ($30, available at Ulta)

Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers: Charcoal, a natural purifier, works extra-hard to draw dirt and oil out of your skin, making these to-go sheets a must for touch-ups between rounds on the dance floor. Bonus: They won't disturb your makeup! ($8, available at Sephora)

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