MAC Matte

3.6

172 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Trisiloxane, Silica, Methicone, BHT


on 9/3/2015 10:20:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

This is the only primer I have ever used, and it probably has turned me away from primers in general. It' s supposed to mattify the skin, but i have sunscreens that can mattify better than that.

I have combination skin and used a small amount of this on my T-zone. I have tried it under my foundation and mixed with my foundation and it got me extremely oily and shiny within an hour both times. On my skin it feels really heavy and unnatural.

Later, I read a review that said that it can be used as an eyeshadow primer, so i used it like that. No luck there either. I got my eyelids more oily and my eyeshadow creased like crazy.

It has a nice hygienic tube and a decent price, but as a product it does absolutely nothing for me.



on 7/20/2015 9:44:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

My face got oily within a few hours of applying this.


on 5/14/2015 2:50:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Other

I give it 5 lippies because I haven't found anything that performs better, and the price doesn't break the bank. It doesn't give me hours and hours of oil control, but then nothing has yet. It doesn't stop foundation from sitting in my pores completely, but it does it better than anything else has.

I don't quite understand what some people are saying when they say it feels heavy or greasy. I use a pea-sized amount over my whole face. It slides around like the silicone-based primer that it is, and turns into something like a powder-feel almost instantly. Under my MUFE HD, it buys me a couple more hours before I have to blot. Would repurchase.


on 1/1/2015 3:51:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is one of the few Mac products I have repurchased many times, and have been using for several years.

I have normal/combination skin, and even my t-zone gets oily by midday sometimes while wearing this product, so I don't think it would be an absolute fix for gals looking for oil control.

I use a pea sized amount of this product mixed in with my MUFE HD foundation. I didn't like how heavy it felt under my foundation, but I absolutely love how this mixes with foundation! When you use the product mixed in with your foundation, it has the twin advantages of both decreasing the amount of foundation you have to apply daily, and it leaves your face feeling silky and smooth (plus it fills in pores).

A tube of this stuff lasts for months. It's a staple in my beauty bag. I wouldn't dream of using another primer. Other ones I have tried made me break out.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this intending to use it under foundation and powder for every day as I have oily skin. I found, however, that it tends to feel very heavy when I wear it underneath liquid foundation or even powder for every day. I gave up on it for a while until I began to wear eyeshadow on a daily basis. This is a great eyeshadow primer. If I don't use primer, the eyeshadow creases very noticeably by midday but with this as a base, my eyeshadow stays fresh and pigmented until the evening. IT goes on very smoothly and makes my skin feel really soft. I just think it's too heavy for every day use on my entire face as I am prone to acne break outs.


on 10/31/2013 5:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Even though it's ment especially for oilier skin types, I think it suits perfectly for all skin types. It creates a super smooth, kinda powdery like (covering up most of those nasty pores!) surface on the skin, with a semi matte finish. And I think it's a all skin types - product?
'Cause it doesn't keep your skin oil free all day long, especially if you're prone to it. It won't make you greasy looking either, skin is more like dewy and glowy at the end of the day. It keeps your makeup put in all types of weather. It creates the perfect surface for applying your makeup. I think it's worth a try even if your skin is on the dryer side. And it'll last forever, 'cause a teeny tiny amount is enough. I think this would be better 'the basic skin primer of mac's' than the prep + prime skin. Just try it!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So pleased this stuff exists.

Brilliant mattifier for my normal/combination skin. It will prevent any makeup melting off the face throughout the day. If I use a generous amount, everything on my face just stays put. No need to touch up with powder sometimes!

And no breakouts so far.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I really like this product. It's not an end all be all to oily skin, but it does help control the oil in my t-zone. After applying MAC oil control moisturizer, I apply a pea sized amount to fingers and dot it along my t-zone and then rub it in. If I have any residue left on my finger I rub that over the rest of my face, but I try to concentrate on my oily areas.

The matte gel formula feels very lightweight on the skin and it creates a super smooth surface to apply your foundation. I have combination skin and sometimes I can be oily on my t-zone but still have a little dry flakiness on my nose area. The matte gel helps to keep the flakiness from showing, especially if I am using a powder foundation like Studio Fix powder plus foundation. It doesn't make my skin oil free.... but at the end of the day my skin a less oily.

One tube really lasts a long time. Also, I try to avoid applying this to my eyes. I don't treat this product as a primer really, only as oil control.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/24/2013 12:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I had high hopes for this product as the SA explained to me that it is designed for oily skin. I am not a huge fan of how it goes on your skin - almost like nothing - but then feels very greasy once it's applied. This primer caused my eye makeup to crease and did not control my oil as I expected. My foundation was blotchy, and smearing all over my face within a few hours. I will not repurchase and I am very disappointed! Maybe this would be good for someone who needs some moisturizing under their foundation?
I'm going back to my Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer because it controls my oil perfectly under every foundation I have tried.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/3/2013 6:17:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Pros:
- Mattifies instantly
- Creates a silky smooth surface
- Does a pretty good job to prevent concealer creasing
- Didn't break me out
- Hygienic tube
- Good amount of product


Cons:
- Doesn't really control oil for long
- Price


I have repurchased it many times but now I'd like to try something else.


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