Why: If you’re like me, you have a hard time keeping your skin from looking shiny no matter how faithfully you apply powder. Lucky for us, Smashbox offers Compact Anti-Shine. At first glance, you may think this sleek little case is nothing more than a stylish powder compact. Au contraire. Instead of simply covering the shine as a normal powder would, this wonder product actually absorbs oil while conditioning your skin with aloe, repairing it with vitamin E, and controlling acne with tea tree oil. Whatâ€™s more, the formula is colorless, so itâ€™s appropriate for all skin tones. When I tried it, it was as if Iâ€™d taken an eraser to my oily skin without leaving any cake-y residue behind, and the no-shine effect lasted throughout an entire evening. The clever design of the compact contains a flip-up mirror and a quality sponge, but is still small enough to tuck into your tiniest evening clutch. Smashbox has made a name for itself as a brand that can withstand the intense lighting of professional photo shoots while still being light enough for everyday wear. No wonder Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore are fans.
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