As an oily skinned girl, I’m always on the lookout for the products that give me a shine-free matte look. I recently came across reviews for a US based brand called MATTIFY! COSMETICS on many blogs and decided to try out their loose mineral powders that guarantee the best oil control for oily skin.
Today I’m reviewing Mattify! cosmetics loose mineral powder : Original powder for combination skin(click to view product on website)
Price: $7.99 (around Rs 400 approx)
Quantity : 30 gm
What Mattify! says about the product :
Stop your oily T-Zone with this translucent oil absorbing powder. Gives oil control where you need it without drying out your skin.
Why mess around with oil-blotting sheets and touch ups with cakey colored powders? Let your base cosmetics do the work for you! Whether you need a little bit of oil control or a lot, Mattify! Cosmetics provide adjustable oil absorption, depending on how you apply them.
The entire line of Mattify! Transparent Powder can be worn four different ways:
- Alone to minimize redness, pores & acne, while also absorbing oil
- Before foundation as primer to prevent acne & protect pores from makeup
- After foundation to create an airbrushed poreless finish and help makeup last
- BEFORE and AFTER foundation for maximum oil absorption and skin clarity
My take on the product :
I have sensitive acne prone oily skin which is combination in winters and super oily rest of the year. The high humidity levels of Mumbai especially in the monsoon makes touch ups very frequent and necessary to remain presentable for me. I mostly use very light moisturizers and mattifying sunscreen but despite that most compacts give me only 1-2 hours of oil free finish after which I need to blot my T-zone with a tissue or touch up with compact.
My biggest expectation from MATTIFY! Cosmetics loose mineral powder was oil control for at least 3-4 hours which is exactly what it delivered.
Packaging: The product comes in a transparent round jar with a black plastic screw on lid. A sifter placed inside the jar regulated the amount of product that comes out. The design is simple and easy to use and the product doesn’t fly around when you open the lid.
Texture and formula : The powder is translucent powder that appears white in the jar but melts into the skin when blended giving a transparent finish. The powder particles are very finely milled and its blends like a dream. Sometime my face is a little moist/oily when I touch up with it but it never sticks to the wet areas and blends evenly. It does not get patchy or get uneven. Despite being colorless, it evens out my skin tone giving a matte yet not too cakey look. You can layer this powder and apply a LOT of quantity and still it doesn’t give a cakey/dry look. I like the fact that after using this, my face looks clean and oil free, never too matte or cakey/dry.
Fragrance: It smells faintly starchy which is probably due to presence of corn starch. You need a fluffy brush to apply since its a loose powder .I use The Body Shop face and body brush to apply this.
I generally use this product before and after foundation as directed and it typically gives me 3-4 hours of oil control which is better than the compacts I’ve used to far. It is exactly as claimed for very oily skin. I’m sure in lesser humid conditions it would give longer oil control. This product has become a staple in my everyday makeup routine now and I’m looking forward to trying out their ULTRA! powder for very oily skin.
The GOOD about Mattify! Cosmetics original powder for combination skin –
- Sturdy, clean packaging- loose powder housed well, doesn’t fly around on opening the lid.
- Transparent powder- will suit all skin tones.
- Powder is finely milled and blends like a dream.
- Gives even finish to the skin- oil free , clean and matte.
- Gives oil control for very oily skin up to 4 hours (will work longer for combination skin).
- Did not break my skin out or irritate it in any way.
- Reasonably priced for 30 gm of great product.
- It doesn’t really give pore-less finish as claimed (Frankly, nothing can!)
- It does even out the tone- but doesn’t really minimize acne.
- Hassle of online ordering!
Overall Verdict : Its a fabulous product for oily/combination skinned women looking for oil control. The powder is finely milled, blends wonderfully to give an even finish to the skin and controls oil for upto 4 hours for very oily skin- which is exactly as claimed. It would give longer oil control for combination skin types. It gives a very clean matte finish to the skin, no dryness, sticking to patches or cakey look- no matter how much product you apply. It is the best product for oil control I have used so far.
Highly recommended for combination/oily skinned women.
You can check out the entire range of products at their website HERE.
Rating : 4.25 /5
Will I repurchase: Yes
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