Unlisted Brand • Mattify! Loose Powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
Packaging can do a lot of improvement. I used the product on top of my foundation and it sets the product and mattified for a about 2 hours, and then I had to blot since there is a build up shine, right under the powder. It looks weird on me because the powder looks like it is sitting on top of my face and you can see the shine building underneath. I tried using it under my liquid foundation, and again on top of the liquid foundation. It caked. It is just like a regular baby powder minus the scent. An Okay product. Will not repurchase. I bought a new powder from Kryolan and that one seem to be holding up better than this. Will post a separate review.
**EDIT - I was using it incorrectly. I used to just apply it using a brush, using small amounts as it leaves a whitecast on the face. I tried again, by patting a good amount of powder on my face(just pat the sponge on your face, and leave it there, do not spread), pat it until absorbed. Then dust away the excess using a brush. Let it settle for a few minutes, the white color of the powder will somehow diminish. It is still a bit white for me, so I had to use a darker foundation to even the color. It holds my oil through out the day. 4 lippies since it does what it promise, but I do not like the finish. It is very noticeable because of the color. May have to try the colored one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
If you have oily skin you MUST get this. It is seriously a HG product for those of us who get shiny within a few hours of cleansing.
I read the reviews and studied the website before purchasing and as its so cheap i thought well what can i lose? I am so glad i bought this. I used it yesterday evening over my foundation and by the end of the evening i was less shiny than usual and looked more dewy rather than greasy. The best bit was that i never looked cakey - when i applied over my foundation i just looked polished and later on when i got home i just looked healthy with a little shine.
This is a first for me. I have tried so may powders over foundation and they all leave me looking cakey and dull. This was amazing. I only used a little and buffed onto my T Zone as advised by some of the reviewers on MUA and i looked great! It does blur your imperfections and pores which is great and looks so natural - but make sure you don't use too much!
I have used it again today, but under my foundation (before primer) and then over my foundation and the result is even better.. I put my make up on at 6.45am this morning and it is now 12 midday and i look fresh and a little dewy.. not greasy and no need to blot! I would normally need to blot at 11am..
I will update over the next few days to see how i go after midday and also how effective it is if used after blotting...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was hoping for HG with this product; I have terribly oily, acne-filled skin. However, it did nothing for my oil production of face. It really felt like I was brushing baking powder on my face. It was quick to arrive and the price was right it just didn't do it for me. Also, the package was really small - now I realize though it is better tap it out into a glass bowl for application.
Onto the next product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
O-M-G!!! Let me start off by saying I have super, extremely, unattractive oily skin and if that isnít bad enough, its acne prone. I used Proactiv but for some reason that made my skin even more oily so I stopped using it and my face didnít get as oily anymore, but the acne started but it started clearing up eventually (that's a whole other story) ... Any who, I started using this on top of my Monistat chafing gel (which is awesome primer for oily skin and inexpensive) and then followed by my foundation, either Revlon Colorstay for oily skin or Make Up Forever Velvet Matte foundation. After i applied my foundation I set it with this powder and it looks flawless. I went out to a club that was hot and crowded and with all the dancing I thought my face would be a mess, so I went to the bathroom to retouch and my skin was still matte and perfect. I was amazed. The next day I wore it all day on a sunny day... Usually within 3 hours my face looks like I rubbed butter on top of it, but this time it didnít. By then end of the night my T-Zone had a bit of shine, but I just blot it and it went back to normal which I can tolerate as in comparison to butter face. If you have oily skin try this! its cheap! and very effective!!!. I've tried ALOT of high end products and none compare to this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Amazing! Why is no one talking about this company?! Sets make-up, actually blurs pores and stay oil free all day. No irritating ingredients - corn starch and kaolin clay - perfect for acne-prone skin. My pores are huge so I am always on the hunt for something to make my cheeks look less orange peel, more smooth. This product actually does works. My only complaint is that it is a little chalky for darker skin tones but I fix that with a healthy does of matte bronzer (Dior). It's dirt cheap - $14 for a decent size canister (compared to Tarte Amazonian and the like). I apply with a skunk brush with a light hand only over my T-Zone. I bought the Ultra formula but think I would repurchase in Original because my skin isn't super oily anymore.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The Mattify Ultra Powder is my very favorite #1 must have product, because without it, my oily skin looks like it was dipped in olive oil! I know, nasty. But anyways, Iíve already reviewed the Mattify Powder - now I have an update because I bought their tinted oil absorbing powder last week.
The sample was $3, and I got the Fair Skin color. Itís amazing!! Usually I wear liquid makeup, but in the summer am always looking for something lighter than liquid that will still provide good coverage. I applied the Tinted Mattify with a flat flexible foundation brush. I patted, tapped, and blended until all of my flaws were hidden, then put the Mattify Ultra Powder over the top. My face looked fresh and oil free for about 3 hours before I needed to touch up with the clear Mattify Ultra. I was amazed that my flaws (freckling and a few acne scars) were still hidden, and that my face still looked even colored.
I have tried many different mineral powders, but they all made me itch and look blotchy only a few minutes after application. My biggest nemesis in the world of Mineral Makeup is Bare Escentuals, because it looks horrendous on my skin. I also wrote a review on that, detailing my experience, and it was NOT good! Iíd just about given up on tinted mineral powder, but since I love the transparent Mattify Ultra Powder so much, decided to try their tinted version. The Mattify tinted powder is very high pigment and long lasting, at least for a mineral powder. All the other tinted minerals I tried made my face look oilier and didnít provide any coverage at all.
I didnít need to do a touch up with the Mattify Tinted until about half way through my day. It is very easy to blend, and to layer the color. Iíve noticed that if I use the transparent Mattify Ultra first, then the Tinted Powder, then more Mattify Ultra, I can go about 4 hours without a touch up. In the summer I swim a lot, so will probably use my waterproof liquid makeup for beach days. But this Tinted powder will be perfect for days when I want to look like I have naturally perfect skin, without having to layer on a coat of liquid foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the best powder i have ever used!! And so cheap! I have very oily skin on my nose and chin and this controls the shine super!
Its now 2 o clock and i have make up on since 6.30 this morning and the shine is minimum! i live in belgium and let it ship to me and it was within 3 days delivererd! super! i used mufe matte loose powder thats very expensive... this is much better and cheaper, the colour of my foundation doesnt change during the day and thats also ++++!!
if you have very oily skin, do not hesitate and order the powder, i have the one for very oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
After reading a rec for this stuff on ESD and checking out the reviews on MUA, I decided to give it a try, and I am so glad I did! It's relatively cheap ($15 or so for a big container, including shipping) and quite effective.
Some background: I have unbelievably oily skin. I wash my face, and 20 minutes later it's covered in oil. Super gross. Nothing has even been able to get it under control for longer than an hour, but I find that the Mattify! Ultra powder (I decided to go for the strongest stuff, given how oily my skin is) keeps it shine-free for 3+ hours, and the great thing is, it's really easy to wipe away the oil that does collect. And the oiliness isn't as glaring as it was before, it's more of a glowy sheen. I'm really pale, so I don't have the problem of it making me look ghostly, though I can imagine that being an issue for darker skin types (they recommend only putting it on under foundation, not over, if you're dark), and wonderfully, it doesn't make me look powdery or made-up. It's not a perfect product--I do have to reapply during the day, and I have to put it on both under and over my foundation, and the powder has a tendency to fly up everywhere when I apply it, but I am still extremely pleased. If you have really oily skin (I think the Ultra would be too strong for someone who's combination or drier), I recommend giving it a try!
And note: it contains silica beads, which are NOT the same as silicone. I'm sensitive to silicone products, and this has given me absolutely no problems.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the original Mattify! for a friend, who has oily skin and lives in a hot and humid country. She was skeptical at first because she'd never heard about this brand before. Plus what she always wanted to try was LM powder. So, giving her an unknown product that was not on her list didn't seem so hot for her. (Oh...and did I tell you that she has sensitive skin too? :P)
But a few months later, she asked me to buy her 2 more of Mattify! She said it worked pretty well and would love to have it handy.
I cannot say much since it's not really from my own experience. But I truly believe it's one of the products that those who have oily skin should give a try.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
To start - I have super oily skin. I have spent the last 2 years seaching for something to reduce my shine and help my foundation stay on longer. I have been using the Ultra formula for the past 2 days and all I can say is WOW! Could this be my HG in my makeup kit??? The first day I used it before and after applying L'Oreal Infallible. I saw a small amount of shine after about 4 hours. All it took was a quick touch up and I was good for the rest of the day and evening. The second day I used it before and after applying Ulta mineral makeup. I had no shine all day. While I am not impressed with the Ulta mineral makeup (I will be returning it later this week) I LOVE the Mattify! powder. I have a pile of MMU samples that I loved but didn't continue using because of the shine I would have within minutes of applying them. I have taken them out and I am going to try them again with Mattify!.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I was not able to find a spot to write a review on the Mattify! Ultra, but figured this would do. Many months ago, I tried their original Mattify!, and it worked good Ė still better than any other matte powder I have ever used. It would keep the oil down for like 2 hours. Then I tried the Ultra last month and OMG!!! I didnít have to do a touch up for 4 hours. That has never happened since I was a pre-teen. I swear my skin is the oiliest in the world, and every year I try to buy the latest stuff for oily skin. I am always disappointed. But not this time!
I read that other personís review saying the original didnít work well, and that they were afraid to try the Ultra because of silicone. So far Iíve been using this for around a month, and havenít gotten any breakouts from it. My breakouts have actually gone away since I started using the Mattify before my makeup, so I donít think it will cause acne. Itís probably fine unless you are specifically allergic to silicone. Apparently I have no allergy to silicone, but I am very allergic to Bismuth. Almost all mineral makeup and mineral veil products have Bismuth and so I canít wear them. The Mattify Powders have no Bismuth, so they are perfect for me.
Anyways, I couldnít be happier to have found this product. When you deal with oily skin every single day it gets beyond frustrating. I was seriously beginning to think I would never ever find anything that would stop the oil. This makes my face look like itís totally flawless when I put it over my makeup. And my skin is far from flawless (acne scars, freckles). It blurs all the imperfections, and even hides my large pores. Iíve never written a review for anything before, but I read them religiously before buying products. This one is review worthy, and I would give a hug to whoever invented this. It has improved my life and my looks beyond measure!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I hate to be the first negative review on here, but this did not work for me! I have very oily skin. And by that I mean it will get oily within an hour or two of washing it/ putting on makeup.
I was so excited when it came in the mail. It was super cheap, shipping was extremely fast (ordered on a thursday, came on a Monday or Tuesday). Since i have very oily skin, I applied this before my foundation, and after foundation. During school, I noticed zero change. My face still got just as oily as before. The packaging could also be improved. The actual container it comes in should be a little wider or something, because my makeup brush barely fits in there.
Maybe I should try the Ultra Loose powder, but the ingredients seem very irritating (silicone).
The only good thing about this, is it does make your face look very fresh and "matte" immediately after applying, but after a few hours it has no effect :(
**EDIT** I did end up trying the Ultra Loose powder, and it worked so much better. I stopped using it though because It was almost *too* matte, and my face looked super dry after applying. I now use Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I do have a tip though: Use the mattify powder on your eyelids before putting on eyeshadow (if you have oily lids like me) it works at keeping your eyeshadow in place. It's amazing for that purpose!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Finally, something that makes the oiliness go away! A friend told me to check it out after she read the reviews on MUA, so thanks to her I've found an awesome powder and MUA! I have such oily skin that my makeup gets all greasy like 10 minutes after I put it on. When I put the Mattify Powder on underneath, my face looks matte for almost two hours. That's a world record for me! Then, when it gets a little oily, I just put some more mattify on, and am shine free for 2 or 3 more hours. All other powders I have tried look so fake and orange, but the Mattify is totally clear and natural looking. My friend bought the one called original, but I bought the ULTRA since I'm so super oily. I love this stuff! And it is cheap too, 12 bucks I think. Am eternally happy for this product. It has made a big difference to my daily makeup routine and its great to not have to touch up every half hour with those stupid oil blot papers! This is a must use powder if you're oily!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After seeing a few rave reviews on this and seeing the cheap price, I decided to buy it hoping that it could help with my frying pan of a face. My skin is dehydrated, but instead of being really dry, it gets super oily in compensation of the lack of moisture in my skin. I get oily an hour after I wash my face! TT______TT
When I first applied it, my face looked like I had normal skin (yay!). However, this thing will cling to dry areas of your face! Just be aware of that if you have combination skin. Although this kept me from having to blot every hour, my T-zone was still shiny within 3 hours. I will still be using this as a setting powder for my foundation until I run out or until I can get my hands on another (hopefully inexpensive) mattifier.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I donít even know how to describe the awesomeness of this product! For years Iíve looked for something that would soak up all the oil on my face, and am so sick of wasting money on stuff that doesnít work. A friend of mine had ordered this because of a review she saw here on MUA and let me use some while we were out at a club a few weeks ago. I used my powder puff from my regular compact and patted it all over my face. After 4 hours of dancing, I barely looked shiny at all. Itís a new record for me! I would usually have to use oil blotting sheets at least every hour, and even though they claim to not disturb makeup, they would make my foundation fade and I would have to reapply it. This Mattify powder doesnít cause makeup to fade at all, and keeps the face dry and shine free. It looks white at first when you apply it, but if you pat the powder puff onto your skin a bunch of times, the white shade goes away and nobody can tell youíre wearing the powder. I usually use Cover Girl colored powder, but that looks dark and kind of muddy after using it several times. It feels thick and heavy too. What I like about the Mattify powder is that itís light weight and totally invisible. I bought one for my purse, my car, my desk, and for home because I never want to be without this powder!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Mattify! does seem to do a pretty good job at controlling my oil, but after a few hours I do get very shiny on my T-zone. However, though I get shiny, the oil doesn't cake on itself like with other powders. There's just the initial shine and that's it. It also doesn't make my foundation cake (I'm using Revlon Colorstay). The price is good, but because it's a loose powder it is pretty messy. It does a good job of controlling excess oil, and looks completely natural, though, so I'll buy this product again. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Loose powder made from kaolin clay and cornstarch. Little goes a long way. Very cheap. Only thing that has truly ever worked for any period of time on my oily skin. Keeps the shiny away well past lunch. No sensitivities. Translucent on my skin but dark skinned ladies may have issue. Can find at www.mattifycosmetics.com.