This is the best makeup to keep you fresh-faced and matte no matter how much the summer sun beats down on you.

By Claudia Fisher
June 27, 2018
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There are two common fallacies when it comes to preventing your face from getting shiny in the summer. The first is that when sweat starts to dot your skin, the more powder the better. It's true that a little powder can go a long way when it comes to dabbing out oil or sheen, but too much can have the opposite effect and create a cakey or clumpy look that accentuates oil.

The second is that if you have oily skin or are prone to getting shiny, you should dry out your skin with harsh products. Doing this actually makes your skin want to produce more oil to make up for what you're depleting. The trick is, somewhat counterintuitively, to hydrate your skin to keep it plumped up with water and happy.

The best makeup products for summer are a mix of weightless powders and cream formulas that strike the perfect balance between coverage and sheerness while keeping you fresh-faced and matte no matter how much the heat gets to you.

Below are our top picks for your summer makeup lineup. 

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