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Mattify! Cosmetics Loose Powder for Oily Skin - Review
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Poll :: Are you going to try Mattify! Powder for Oily Skin?

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No
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sarah1977
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:39 pm      Reply with quote
This is the ultimate product if you have oily skin. I just can't explain how happy I am to have found it. My skin has been plagued with oil and acne since I was 12 years old. I'm now 33 and am STILL dealing with this. I have spent probably thousands of dollars on face washes, powders, toners... and nothing has worked. Then, several months ago I found this Mattify! Powder on Ebay. It was only 6 bucks, so I gave it a try.

I started out using it just over the top of my makeup, and it stopped me from getting oily for about 2 hours. Usually, Iím oily within just 20-30 minutes. Then, I actually read the instruction sheet that came with it, and saw that you can also use it underneath your makeup. So, I applied it underneath as well as over the top. Now, it was taking 3-4 hours before I got oily. Seriously?! I was totally amazed.

Last week I visited the Mattify! website and found a different powder they have called ULTRA. Iíve used this for the past 3 days, and it has kept me oil free for around 4 or 5 hours. It feels silkier than their regular formula, and gives me an oh-so-pretty air brushed face. This product has helped stop my acne too. It kind of forms a barrier between my liquid makeup and my pores, so I think less foundation is clogging up my pores. I still get blackheads, but far fewer than before. On the days Iíve forgotten to use the Mattify, sure enough Iíd end up with some breakouts a few days later. But, when I go back to using it under my foundation, I get no breakouts.

The best part is that this powder goes on clear, so you donít get that orangey-cakey coating that you do with most face powders. There are some days Iím out and about from 6am Ėmidnight, and I can just keep reapplying the Mattify Powder over my foundation, and at the end of the night, my makeup is still close to flawless. In the past, Iíve tried the Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, which is similar to this, but not nearly as good. The BE Veil made my skin itch, and Iíd get greasy looking just an hour after applying it. The more I applied, the oilier my face seemed to get! This is when I discovered that one of the problems was Pearl Powder, and Mica too. These are awful ingredients to have in face powder, especially when youíre trying to stop shine. The Mattify website actually has a whole page talking about how they donít use either of those in their powders because they cause problems with oily skin.

In short, I would highly recommend the Mattify! Powder or Mattify! ULTRA to anyone who has issues with oily skin. Itís the one and only product that has ever done anything to effectively cut the shine. The regular one costs $8 and the ULTRA costs $12 at the Mattify! Cosmetics website. This post isn't letting me write in the site address, but just type Mattify into your search bar and it comes up.
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Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:09 pm      Reply with quote
Thumbs up, so far, from me, on Mattify Ultra! I ordered Ultra from Mattify just this past Monday and it arrived in the mail on Friday afternoon. I blotted my face, and instead of my usual re-application of MMU, I applied and buffed in Ultra with a small MMU kabuki brush. Five hours later, my t-zone had just a tiny smidge of oil break-through. Amazing!

For over a year now, I've been using Murad Oil Mattifying cream under my MMU in my t-zone area. It has been okay, but I'm still blotting a half-dozen times a day, and reapplying MMU at least two, sometime three times a day. Without anything on my face, my t-zone is oily 10-15 minutes after cleansing. So I guess you could say I'm very oily. I'm 51, have been very oily since I was 12, though it has calmed down considerably in the past few years. My t-zone, though, is still going strong.

I thought I was the perfect candidate for Mattify Ultra; why not try it? I'm happy I did. Today, I applied some Ultra on my forehead and nose before my MMU. Then took my son to swim practice, sitting an hour in the humid pool area - a sure recipe for frizzy hair and oily skin. Well, my hair didn't look so hot, but my face looked only slightly dewy!

Ultra is a white powder that turns translucent on my pale skin. I can see where someone with darker skin would have to take extra care to blend Ultra in, so it doesn't look chalky. Ultra could easily be worn by men, too; it just doesn't look like powder or foundation on the skin at all.

So far, so good. Fellow oily-skinned sufferers, Ultra is worth a try!

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Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:43 pm      Reply with quote
This looks awesome, great price as well. May have to try the regular version. Very Happy
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Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:39 pm      Reply with quote
An update on Mattify Ultra - still loving this. I did, however, make a change in my routine with this; I added the Murad Oil Mattifying cream back in. I found that I stayed less oily for a longer period of time that way. So now what I do is put the Murad on first on my t-zone, give that a minute or so to set in, then floof some Ultra on over it. Then I apply my regular MMU powder over that. Three or four hours later I'll do a quick check, blot, and floof on some more Ultra if I feel I need it. Then I'm good to go for another several hours.

Very happy with this product!

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Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:40 pm      Reply with quote
I took a look at their site and could not find ingredients.

There is a few reviews on Makeupalley.com. One review said the regular formula was kaolin clay and corn starch. (corn starch is in BE Mineral Veil.) Kaolin clay DOES absorb oil.

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Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:38 am      Reply with quote
I just heard of this brand 2 weeks ago.
It sounds really good.

Right now I'm using Mario Badescu Special healing powder.
It is made from Talc and sulfur and does help.

But I was told talc is bad for your skin?
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Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:57 am      Reply with quote
Ottawa Shopper wrote:
I just heard of this brand 2 weeks ago.
It sounds really good.

Right now I'm using Mario Badescu Special healing powder.
It is made from Talc and sulfur and does help.

But I was told talc is bad for your skin?


Talc is a respiratory irritant so it's not a good thing to breath, as far as your skin it's very oil absorbing. It will work well for oily skin, but it also settles into lines. Rolling Eyes

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