Mattify! Cosmetics Powders /Review/

Hey everyone!

My fave season is summer because summer means the sun and the sea and lazy days at the beach! But it also means shiny and oily face... So today I'd like to tell you about my recent discovery that helps me to fight with my own and my clients' shiny and oily faces - Mattify! Cosmetics

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Mattify! Cosmetics provide you with makeup for oily skin that contains an oil absorbent kaolin clay base - to continuously soak up oil all day long. Kaolin Clay is a natural clay that absorbs an astonishing 3x its weight in oil. 

Mattify! Cosmetics offer three different versions of Mattify! Transparent Powder for Oily Skin, to suit your individual skin care needs. Choose from Mattify! Original, Sensitive, or ULTRA. Each of the 3 formulas will absorb oil from your face while protecting pores from foundation, and preventing makeup meltdown. (Info from MattifyCosmetics.com)
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What company says: 

Mattify! Original Loose Powder - This amazing translucent powder is a multi-tasker that absorbs oil all day long and keeps makeup looking freshly applied. Mattify! Original is composed of Kaolin Clay and Cornstarch - two powerful oil-absorbing (yet natural) ingredients found in most oil-absorbent makeup. This light-weight wonder formula is your answer to a shine free complexion. The effect is comparable to that of many Mineral Veils on the market, but Mattify! is much less expensive, keeps working for hours longer, and is much more gentle to oily and acne prone skin. It works to keep your pores clean - paving the way for a healthier, glowing complexion.

Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin - If you have had allergic reactions to cosmetics in the past, Mattify! For Sensitive Skin is the answer! This item is the first of its kind to be free of all food-based ingredients. People with sensitive skin and food allergies are often intolerant to two items commonly found in cosmetics: Rice Powder and Corn Starch. Sensitivity to these can result in acne breakouts and rashes. Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin allows you to enjoy a shine-free complexion, without the worry of irritation from food-based ingredients. The oil absorbing power of Silica Microspheres and Kaolin Clay combined with Titanium Dioxide, and Magnesium Stearate ensure a matte, shine free complexion for hours. The Silica Microspheres in our formula not only work to absorb oil, but also scatter the light to blur fine lines and pores. The Kaolin Clay works to keep your pores clean - paving the way for a healthier, acne free, glowing complexion.  

Mattify! ULTRA - If you battle with extremely oily skin, Mattify! ULTRA is the answer! This amazing translucent powder is a multi-tasker that absorbs oil all day long and keeps makeup looking freshly applied. Mattify! ULTRA is composed of the same Kaolin Clay and Cornstarch used in our famous original formula, but also includes the oil absorption power of Rice Powder, Silica Microspheres, and Titanium Dioxide. This finely milled wonder formula is your answer to a matte, shine free complexion for hours. The Silica Microspheres in our formula not only work to absorb oil, but also scatter the light to blur fine lines and pores. The Kaolin Clay works to keep your pores clean - paving the way for a healthier, acne free, glowing complexion.  

Directions: Mattify! can be applied before foundation as a primer to aid in oil absorption and provide a matte base for makeup. It can also be applied after foundation for added absorption and to set makeup for hours. This is one of the rare cosmetic items out there that is even perfect for men with oily skin! It instantly creates a matte complexion with no noticeable coloring or residue. If you have oily skin also plagued by acne, use a good exfoliant (we like either Dr Brandt Microderm Scrub or St Ives Apricor Scrub) to remove any dry flakes that could be caused by your acne treatment. You want to make sure your skin is flake-free bvefore using this powder because it has a tendency to cling to dry areas. You can apply Mattify! with a fluffy powder brush or a powder puff, by patting it onto the skin (if applying it over foundation, do not rub - pat until the formula disappears into the skin).
  • Combination skin: Apply only to oily areas. Shine-free finish should last about 8 hours.
  • Oily skin: Apply either immediately before or after foundation. Shine-free finish lasts about 6 hours.
  • Very oily skin: Apply both before and after foundation. Shine-free finish should last about 4 hours. Can be re-applied over existing foundation without disturbing it. 
  • Dry skin: Not recommended. The powder will stick to dry flaky areas and make them more noticeable.
  • Men: Apply using a fluffy powder brush, dusting in circular motions to blend into the skin. Dust away excess with the brush.
  • Dark skin: Apply generously before foundation. If using alone, or after foundation, blend with a fluffy brush in circular motions to buff the product intio the skin, making it invisible.
Ingredients:
 
Mattify! Original Loose Powder - Kaolin Clay, Cornstarch.

Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin - Silica Microspheres, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate.  

Mattify! ULTRA - Kaolin Clay, Cornstarch, Rice Powder, Silica Microspheres, Titanium Dioxide. 

Price: 

Mattify! Original Loose Powder -  $7.99 / 240 rub. for 1 oz. / 30 g sifter jar.

Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin - $10.99 / 330 rub. for 1 oz. / 30 g sifter jar.

Mattify! ULTRA - $12.99 / 390 rub. for 1 oz. / 30 g sifter jar.

Mattify! Cosmetics offer $1.50 / 45 rub. shipping anywhere in the world. They also offer Super-Sized Jar Options with FREE powder puff and FREE shipping to anywhere in the world.

My experience: Mattify! Powders come in simple sifter jars with black lids. Two small jars you can see next to them are Mattify! Eyeshadows, I'll tell you about them later.

   Mattify! Powders / the packaging  

Mattify! Powders have cute labels at the bottom of the jars:

Mattify! Powders / the packaging

All Mattify! Powders are white, silky smooth, fine milled, fragrance-free loose powders.

   Mattify! Powders / in the jars 
left to right - Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, Mattify! ULTRA

On the next photo you can see all three Mattify! Powders swatched on my hand. I purposely used too much product to show you the difference in the textures:

   Mattify! Powders / swatched on the hand  
left to right - Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, Mattify! ULTRA  

Don't be scared, Mattify! Powders never look so white on the face) If you use reasonable amount of the product and blend it well with your buffer brush, it 'melts' into the skin and doesn't change your skin tone, just leaves a matte finish.

All Mattify! Powders are great! They are translucent, weightless, scentless and free of harsh chemicals. They can be used alone or before / after your foundation and reapplied throughout the day. They provide silky smooth and matte finish that looks absolutely natural and lasts for 4-5 hours. Mattify! Cosmetics say that shine-free finish should last up to 8 hours but in my case this is a sort of an overstatement. I can get 4-5 hours of matte finish and I'm happy with that because other powders are nowhere near such a great result.

I love that Mattify! Powders contain Kaolin Clay. This ingredients has oil-absorbing and healing properties. It's like walking around in purifying clay mask that noone can see)

Next I want to show you all three Mattify! Powders swatched on my face so you can see some differences between them. Let's start with my bare face. This is how I look every morning after applying my moisturizer. My face is shiny.

   Mattify! Powders / before  

On the next photo I used Mattify! Original Loose Powder. My skin looks more matte and the skin tone is more even.

   Mattify! Powders / after Mattify! Original Loose Powder    

Next one is Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin. Sorry for the 'out of focus' photo, my DSLR camera went crazy that day and this photo is the best I could get. Anyways, you can see that Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin gives a healthy glowing finish to the face. 

Mattify! Powders / after Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin

And the last one is Mattify! ULTRA. This is my fave! It gives the most matte finish that lasts the longest time and also it evens out the skin tone. 

Mattify! Powders / after Mattify! ULTRA

That's it! This summer I have three wonderful products from Mattify! Cosmetics that help me to stay fresh and shine-free. Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, or Mattify! ULTRA - what is your choice?
  
 I received Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, and Mattify! ULTRA from Mattify! Cosmetics for review purposes

8 comments:

  1. You are absolutely right, i really cant saw white marks on your face, this product should be great!

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  2. cosmeticos importados, they really are)

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  3. queen-offf-pain, I love the effect too!

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  4. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REVIEW THAT WAS ACCOMPANIED WITH PICTURES! i've been looking all over for an in-depth review of the mattify! products but haven't found any on other blogs that were as comprehensive as i'd like. yours was great and really helpful. thanks so much c:

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  5. I'm looking forward to gettimg my first mattify powder...I'm so excited!

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