The Frying Pan Forehead Fighter

It's a splurge, but it prevents a shiny KFC face.
The Splurge: Murad Oil-Control Mattifier – $27.75$39.50 for 1.7 oz

KFC Face: A condition in which a person’s forehead and nose get so oily by day’s end that the glare resembles the glistening deliciousness that Original Recipe leaves on one’s fingers.

As Beth pointed out last week, it can be tough to know just what’s going on with your skin.  But if the glare off your face is so severe that people have started to wear polarized sunglasses around you, you might want to give this high end mattifier from Murad a serious chance.

Murad Oil Control

It’s better than the Jack Black All Day Oil-Control lotion, and here’s why:

  • It’s less watery, and soaks up extra quick
  • It doubles as a SPF 15 sunscreen
  • And even though the Jack Black stuff does a fine job (check out those pics here), The Murad option requires you to use less, and it seems to last noticeably longer.

The moisturizing effects are decent too.  And you won’t smell like you were jumped by an ex’s makeup bag.  It doesn’t smell like much if anything (the smell is… clean?  Maybe if that?).  It’s an investment at $40 through Sephora (and sometimes can be had for less on Amazon), but it’s top of the line stuff that performs up to its price.

Alternatives from you guys?  Leave it all below.  Top Photo Note:  No, this stuff never touched the cast iron pan.