I hate attempting to cover the shine or set foundation with tonnes of powder as I just feel like it masks the problem and doesn't help your skin one bit. So my saviour is?
Lancane Anti-Chafing Gel
Well I heard on the grapevine that this product has basically the same base ingredients as popular high end primers such as MAC Prep and Prime. Well after a bit of web based research I found this to be true but also that the Lancane has only four ingredients compared to MAC's TWENTY SEVEN. I'm not usually fussed about things like that but it is nice to feel like I'm putting something on my face that it not a total crazy mix of chemicals. The MAC also contains acid and silica which doesn't sound that great to me either.
The other major difference is the price. Lancane = £5.99 for 30 ml ; MAC = £16.50 for 30ml.
So far, so good. :)
I have to admit, I have never tried MAC's but I have tried the GOSH primer and as far as I'm aware they are both much of a muchness?
Well this product is the same as the GOSH if not better. All you need is a pea sized amount and you simply rub in into your entire face or the areas you just get oily - after moisturiser; before foundation. It makes my skin so incredibly soft, reduces the appearance of pores and makes my foundation glide on effortlessly. It also does exactly what I want a primer to do - keeps my make up looking fresh all day and keeps my t-zone matte - I assume due to the starch it contains which soaks up any oils.
In conclusion - I love it! I would not be without it in the Summer months now - it just makes the world of difference to my make up. I did get some funny looks when it fell out of my bag one day though - so now I decant it into small clear pots - reduces the embarrassment of the apparent need for an anti-chafing gel....
NB It is also fantastic for popping on under your foundation before a big night out - allows me to dance the night away and still look matte in the photos - fantastic!