We all love shine... in the right places. Shiny hair, sheeny cheekbones, a glossy manicure, but when it comes to our T-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) we like that to be matte. A shiny T-zone makes us look a little, for want of a more pleasant word, sweaty. The trouble is, if you have an oily skin type (like me) then you're likely to see that shine pop up around 4 pm regardless of whether you powdered your face in the morning.
You could add more powder but layering powder onto sebum can be a recipe for a cakey makeup disaster. There are, of course, blotting papers that lift away the excess oil without imparting more makeup onto the face, but these run out and have to be replaced. Which is why here at The Beauty Editor we're obsessed with this incredibly Instagrammable little gadget: Naturience's Instant Mat Roll On, €10. This re-useable roller is made from volcanic stone that can be used over makeup to mop up excess oil. It also doubles as a face massager, roll it over a cleansed face to boost circulation to the skin and, in turn, glow!
With wedding season nearly upon us, it's also ideal for brides and bridesmaids to use on the big day to keep shine at bay during the photos, dinner, speeches and dancing. It's so tiny it will easily fit in a clutch bag.
Once you've rolled this over your face and eliminated the excess shine, you can then use a little concealer to touch-up any areas that may need it. A far better tactic for retaining a flawless, natural-looking complexion than loading up with more and more powder as the day wears on.
Shop the Naturience Instant Mat Roller below.