Murad • Oil-Control Mattifier • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
So my face has always been really oily that I have basically given up trying to keep it shine free. And I mean really oily, that from when I wash my face to half an hr later when I get to work, I am shiny again. This stuff kept me more or less shine free during a party for 2 or 3 hours and I only had to use 2 blotting sheets for my whole face instead of 5. Score! BUT... if you are planning on having your picture taken (especially with flash), DO NOT use this as a primer. Your face will look insanely ghost like compared to your neck and like you don't know how to match your foundation/powder to your skin. I'm guessing it is because of the spf stuff that I can't think of the name right now. Or you can try a extremely thin layer of it. Or else you will want to burn all the pictures like I did. On the plus side, it is a really good sunscreen for the face.
Packaging wise, the holes for the tube and for the cap are strange. The tube one is larger than the cap so you will potentially have a lot of product build up in the cap. And it has the consistency of liquidy paste. I never store this thing cap down and I apply a lot of little dots all over my face and the spread or else I would overapply to one spot on my face just bc it won't spread.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This was my HG until recently, when I was put on RX meds and my skin was too irritated to handle it. Seriously-if you've got oily skin, save up your money and BUY THIS. You'll have perfectly smooth, non-greasy skin that isn't dried out all day. I miss it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm a really oily person. I've been looking for oil control products for a year or two now, and I finally stepped upon Murad's Oil Control Mattifier. And it works like magic for me, i don't blot anymore(goodbye blotting papers), unless on a very hot day I have to dab a little powder or blot some spots.
It totally control my oil release.
Though this does not totally leave my face as totally matte, more of like a satin-matte finish shine after hours of use. I don't find it ugly but more of a healthy glow.
I'm totally sticking with this one, even though its costs so much at my country. Around 80usd!!!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I first recieved this product as a sephora sample and soon bought a full size. It does dry really fast once you begin to spread it out on your skin but once you get the hang of it, it shouldn't be a hassle. When i first smelled the product, I gagged. Its so strong and over-whelming! But it didn't matter once it absorbed into my skin. The moisturizer does work but its not the greatest! Overall, if you want a moisturizer worth its prise, don't get it...there might as well be another moisturizer cheaper that may perhaps have the same consistency as the Murad Oil-Control Moisturizer. Though, I will say..this is a good product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
A little goes a long way with this product! I highly recommend it if you have oily skin. On the rare occasion I forget to put this on, I can tell as soon as I finish my makeup. It really helps your makeup go on smoother and your skin looks better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I received samples of this product and decided to start using it since I am in Arizona right now and it's summer! I was really impressed!
The texture isn't that bad... I didn't really notice until I read the other reviews here and it does resemble glue a little but it's nothing that turned me off.
I use it after washing my face with my clarisonic brush. Then apply MUFE HD foundation, MAC Prep + Prime translucent powder, and MAC MSF Natural. I've been really happy with the results- MUCH LESS oil in my T-zone and my face looks less shiny in general (which I hate LOL). I think it does help foundation stay on longer as well.
If you have really dry skin, you might want to use a moistrizer too. I just use a little Mary Kay eye cream around my eyes since they've been the only dry area on my face lately.
Def going to buy this in the full size when my little sampler runs out. If you have oily skin or live in a humid/hot area you might want to look into this:) Sephora often has samples!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have acne-pore skin yet, oily always. This moisturizer is SPF 15 and it is dmoisturized enough while oil controlling very well. I had used a lot of oil-free moisturizer but they nonetheless made my face oily in 15 minutes or less. I took off a point is because the product is too creamy, which means you need to use a lot at a time, and as a result, it ran out very quickly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been using this mattifier for several months now and it's definitely a winner for me. Yes, it has a glue-like texture but the product is effective, so I don't mind that so much. I have combo skin that tends to lean oily during the summer. Right now, Murad + MAC Pro Longwear foundation + Maybelline Dream Matte powder is my HG summer combination. This mattifier keeps me from getting overly oily, especially in my t-zone. I don't have to blot as often when I use this. During the summer, I can use this alone under my makeup; however, during the winter, I usually need a moisturizer in addition to it since I get drier areas around my cheeks and lips. I wish this product weren't so expensive, but you can find it cheaper on Amazon or eBay. I would repurchase this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
It's been quite agreed upon among MUA reviewers this has a wierd, yet familiar texture (think crafts projects in the 2nd grade) but since you are reading the review for this product you can be prepared to persevere throughout the experience of applying the 'glue'-like texture to your face knowing it actually is effective at controlling oil! This was a suprise from Murad, since a number of their products are totally ineffective. I actually like that it is spf 15 because my problem with a lot of suncreens is that they are greasy and break me out. This is a nice combo of having protection from sun, yet controlling oil. I have tried DDF's version of this. Same concept of oil control with an spf..not nearly as good as this. Only reason I took a lippie off is the price..I don't know if I can continue to buy this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The other reviewers are absolutely right in describing this as similar to glue. The first time I dotted this around on my face, I was horrified. How was I going to spread this around, much less put make-up on top? However, despite my doubts I soldiered on, and it actually does absorb nicely after 5-10 min. (I've found applying this when my face is still slightly damp makes it easier to rub into my skin). And it does make a nice primer for make-up, plus it has sunscreen. Since I have oily skin I figure the fewer creams/lotions that I put on, the better, so I love that this a 3-in-1 (moisturizer, primer, sunscreen). This lotion does suppress oiliness, but I agree with other reviewers that it only does this for 3-4 hours. After that I need to blot pretty regularly. However, this is the best mattifier I have found so far.
Now to the cons: above I said it was a moisturizer, but in winter weather it wasn't moisturizing enough for me. Rather, during the winter months (when my oiliness miraculously decreases a little) I found that in the morning, even with the moisturizer, my skin would be dry and flaky (yet annoyingly well-oiled a few hours later, as some of you with oily skin may understand!). And I consider myself as having SUPER oily skin (so it may not be moisturizing enough for some you with less oily skin).
The other (major) downside is the price: I bought this moisturizer last September, and I still haven't quite finished up the tube. I would have used it up long ago, but since it was so pricey, I have only used it for state occasions, to make it last a little longer. I would repurchase this, but not until the weather cools off in the fall, since I'm doubtful that anything can keep the oil at bay in the summer heat/humidity.
So, while this does definitely help, I will continue looking for something better/lower in price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is more of an oil-control lotion than a oil-control primer. Please keep that in mind! It's a tad bit thicker than some of the facial lotions I tend to use but I have confidence in knowing that this product will not make my skin worse. As far as oil control, I gave it a middle-ground score of 3. It controls oil when compared to using nothing at all or other lotions... but it doesn't control oil better than primers I've used. But some of the primers cause me to breakout whereas this product doesn't cause breakouts at all for me. I use this under my makeup whenever the whether is tolerable and it keeps my skin hydrated and my makeup from drying out and looking caked on. But when it gets hot, it doesn't hold up as well for me. So yes, it does mattify when compared to oily alternatives but it doesn't hold a candle to shine-control primers that I have used for the hot weather.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I went into Spehora looking for a sunscreen that wouldn't turn my face into an oil slick and wouldn't leave white residue behind (thanks, L'Occitane). One of the girls pointed this out and gave me a sample. So far, it does what I wanted it to do: it's non-greasy and keeps me matte all day. Time will tell if it's a good sunscreen, but it certainly smells like sunscreen, so if you don't like the chemically smell, beware.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have oily acne proned skin and out of all of the products i've tried (to control oil) this is the best so far. I didn't give it the full 5 lippys because you still get some oil but it is definitley not like before. It last longer than most, and i love the pacakging. The tube is built to prevent all of the nasty junk that occurs on a twist tube. My best friend hates the smell too, she says it smells like horrible, i don't see a big deal with it, but she loves what it does so she sucked it up. It is very expensive for a moisturizer, Like i told my bff before she bought, go to Sephora, get a sample and try it out first. I will keep buying this until someone knocks them off their throne. Im not sure if that will appen...lol
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this after reading so many good reviews on it. first of all, the smell of the product was horrible...to me, it smelled like glue! like elmer's glue, no joke! but, i sucked it up and applied it to my skin. it kept me matte for about 3-4 hours which is no where close to the 8 hrs the product promised. So, i still needed to use blot powder/blot paper after. for the price, i wished it did what it promised. needless to say, i returned it. i'm still on my quest to finding the best oil mattifier!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product is one of the best (if not the best) oil control mattifiers I've tried. I like this product more than the body shoppe's seaweed oil control mattifier (which is cheaper, but makes my acne inflamed). If you have very oily skin, you should put it on 5 minutes out of the shower to see the best results, and a little bit goes a long way. This product makes my skin very soft, and keeps it matte for a good 5-6 hours (except around the nose and parts of the forehead). Now for the bad part...It is very expensive ($40), and initially when I put it on, and for a good hour or so after my face gets red...this is very strange considering my skin is very tough and not sensitive to many products. I've been using it for about 8 months now, and haven't found a better mattifier out there. It's pretty non-comedogenic (although it does not state it is), but I do still get acne afterwards (it can be just my skin or a combo between the product and my skin being crappy). Some days I'm in love with it, and others I'm indifferent...you should give it a try if you have 40$ to kill because it deffinately works the best out of probably all of the mattifiers out there...the redness issue can just be a personal allergy, but it is a huge set back for me whereas I hesitate to use this product daily.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually got this as an item from Sephora for the skin care challenge. That being said, I gave price a 1. I have very oily, acne prone skin. This didn't aggravate my skin at all so I haven't dealt with any additional break outs when using this. This did keep my face matte longer than other moisturizers, but it isn't a miracle product (only thing thats a miracle product for me is the Aspirin mask! But thats another review). The formula on this is very strange. Its a bit gel like.. its not very creamy. Its quite thick so you do have to work it in fast which feels really awkward for me, especially with an active break out. The price of this kind of keeps me away from repurchasing it. I will stick to my current moisturizer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have very oily skin. I want to say that although this mattifier is not a miracle for me, it's really been the best mattifier I have ever tried. My face definitely gets to its usual greasiness on days I don't use this. I'm talking about the glaring at you, shiny skin oiliness. The consistency is medium-thick but it doesn't feel heavy on my face (note: I also want to share I'm used to alot of products on my face). The only thing i'm not very fond of is it has a low spf of 15. I then always add another sunscreen with better protection and it makes the spf in this product seem useless. Wish it came in a version without spf. I am probably going to update this in the summer because I only recently discovered this product and have been using it the whole winter & spring. I want to put the summer heat and my powerful oily skin to the test! But so far, it really has been a great skincare investment for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok, I really thought this was going to be a hit with me but after only 2 days I have decided I am returning it and going back to my other foundation primer. First, the consistency and the way that it feels going onto my skin isn't even mattifying.. it feels like a thick lotion and makes my face feel greasy (I don't know if that may be because of the SPF). I also started using it with MUFE HD foundation, which is supposed to give skin a natural glow anyways, but I have found myself blotting every hour- no joke! Also, this morning I woke up with two new blemishes around my eyebrow/forehead area.. I do have acne prone skin but have been using prescription grade products for 4 weeks now and have had 0 new blemishes until now. I am pretty sure it is from the Murad oil controller.. I looked through the ingredients and saw it contains dimethicone, which is horrible for oily/acne prone skin.. I am not quite sure why this product isnt working for me as it works for others.. but I am very disapointed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
My skin tends to be very oily, and I've tried a number of mattifiers and potions to help control this. Nothing has ever worked for me - except this. I used to have to blot within an hour or two of washing my face and then every other hour after that. Now I blot once or twice a day. So it isn't perfect oil control, but it helps a lot, and for me, that is a big deal! I told a friend about it, and she now uses it every day too, also with good results. It isn't the most moisturizing product, so if you need more moisture you may want to layer a moisturizer on top. I love that it has spf 15 in it too. The price could be cheaper for the amount you get, but for what it does, I'll keep buying it, unless I find something better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My face is VERY oily. No matter what I do or what products I've used, my face is guaranteed to get oily in an hour. After a few hours, it's even oilier. This is in any type of weather, but it gets worse in the summer. I would use blotting sheets every few hours. Sometimes even two. The first time I used this moisturizer, I saw a significant change in the oiliness in my face! After 12 hours, my nose was a little shiny. Other than that, the rest of my face was oil free! The shininess in my nose I can totally tolerate, especially after 12 hours! I've been using this for a few days now with the same results! I am SO HAPPY I found this moisturizer! It is very thick. You just need to spread it around and let it settle for a few minutes and you're all set! Bonus points for having SPF! The cons? Only one, the price. $40 for 1.7 ounces. I have a feeling I'm going to go through this tube very quickly. This is the best oil-control product I have ever used. I will definitely repurchase as soon as I run out of my first tube. I would give this 5 lippies, but after a few days I noticed my skin was getting getting dry and itchy. This is not a good for moisturizing at all!