I'm coming to the conclusion that it's less about the potions and the primers and more about something even more basic. It does seem to help when I make sure my skin is well hydrated, which is kind of counter to my years-old strategy of scrub and strip. In addition to that fundamental change, I've added something super basic to my day: the blotting paper.
I found that just topping the face with more pressed powder during the day made the powder cake into a vile, cakey disgusting layer on my nose which made itself even further disgusting by settingly into my nose pores. Ew. I've been using the Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens, which is an un-powdered fine sheet which does an admirable job on the herculean task of mopping up the oil.
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Shiny disaster is averted and over which I can (if I feel motivated) powder my nose. Simple and effective and comes in a small package. I've purchased another one as I think I'm down to 1 last sheet in the 100 sheet pack.
What's your oil averter? Have you found a potion or are you low-tech like me?