L’oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder – Review, Photos & Swatches
Hey loves! It feels like it has been ages since I did a decent review. Well, the important thing is that I’m back now and though I don’t do resolutions (because I suck at it), one of them was to blog more (although I wasn’t able to do that mostly this January because I got sick). Well, enough of that, let’s get to one of the things I was sooo excited about this past few months, shall we?
I’m sure by now you’re all familiar of the L’oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder, but if not, you’re seriously living under a rock. Because this product is freakin’ awesome! I know, I know. That’s too much to assume of a product, but pressed powders/foundations rarely blew me off because (1) I find most of them have similar effects on me and (2) most of them don’t pack a punch when used alone. But this one contradicts all of those things I’ve mentioned. And I’ll show you why.
The science behind the magic? Thirty percent of the Mat Magique formula is made of volcanic perlite, a natural, non-irritating sebum absorber. This is the highest concentration of this shine-busting ingredient in a makeup product to date.
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The pressed powder comes in this cute, metallic pink compact with a decent sized mirror and a separate compartment for your sponge and the powder itself. I find that really convenient because I really hate pressed powders/foundations that don’t have their applicators separated (or if they do, they’re only separated by a plastic film that can get lost easily).
I am in the shade ‘Rose Ivory’ and it matches my skin tone really well. This product comes in five shades and most of them have yellow undertones so I’m sure it will suit us pinays. I tested this product out first using the sponge and then a really dense brush (Zoeva Silk Finish Brush). To be quite honest, I prefer using the brush because it packs a lot of product without looking as though you have a ton of powder on your face, and it gives me much coverage. Using a the sponge is great too, but really, it’s just a matter of preference.
This pressed powder is really finely milled yet it is very creamy. It offers a nice coverage whether applied via a sponge or a brush. (FYI though, I had to use a concealer on my pimples but this totally evened out the rest of my skintone) I was blown away by how this powder looked on me and when I posted an FOTD using this product on my instagram, I got a decent number of compliments. One of my friends even asked me how much the product was. I also got compliments from my relatives. Yes, it is matte but it doesn’t look as though I just packed a ton of product on to my face. You can still see though my skin. Another thing, by the way, is that this comes in SPF 34, and I tested this on flash photograhy. So far, I haven’t seen any white casts, so thumbs up for that as well
I failed to take a photo of myself before I applied my makeup but you can see it on my latest vlog here (you can also view it here, but I took it the next day, and yes I wore the same shirt for the sake of consistency ). I have a normal to dry skin with natural shine peeking through every now and then but for some reason this month’s kinda weird. My skin became normal to oily with some dry spots, so I thought this would be a good time to test this product. I applied my makeup I believe at about 3:00 PM then I went to the mall to run some errands. I went home at 6:00 PM then I took a photo of myself and as you can see, still the same. What actually surprised me though is that the concealer I applied didn’t last long. But I’m not here to review the concealer.
Correction: 12 AM
Six hours has passed (about 9:00 PM), my forehead was beginning to be shiny, some of my bumps & redness were beginning to peek through my forehead. (though for some reason it’s not visible in my photos. Dang!) Then by 12:00 PM my T-zone was already shiny and some of the redness around my nose were already visible. Still, 9 hours? That’s very VERY impressive. Had I not fallen asleep (oops ) I might’ve given you a complete 12-hour report.
The product doesn’t smell anything particular. It smells like foundation and you wont really smell it unless you stick your nose onto the pan, which if you think about it, why would you do that? But really, it’s very subtle. And as previously mentioned, 30% of the product’s formula is made of volcanic perlite which is a natural, non-irritating sebum absorber, which makes the product really effective and magical, if I say so myself
Really cute, sturdy packaging
Separate compartment for sponge & powder
Offers a decent coverage
Offers a matte finish but doesn’t make your face look completely made up
Offers SPF 34 PA++++ without the white cast
Comes in 5 shades suitable for Pinays
Claims that it will make your face shine free for 12 hours
Lasted on me for approximately 9 hours
Light to medium coverage
Works great also for setting liquid products
Only Php 499
If you have redness, discoloration or pimples, the coverage may not be enough
If you have really oily skin you may still need to retouch after a couple of hours (but I believe that comparing to other pressed powders, this still offers the best longevity)
Overall, I’m very impressed with this product and ever since I got it, I can’t stop using it. I use it either alone, on top of concealer, or on top of a foundation/BB cream (especially on top of foundation, because it just looks SOOO good! ) I am telling you, this is definitely a phenomenal product and you’re definitely missing out if you don’t try it.
That’s why I will be giving two of my readers an opportunity to try out this magnificent product. All you need to do is fill out the necessary information in the giveaway app below and you’re done. Keep in mind that I will be checking all of your entries and most of these are mandatory. This giveaway will last up to two February 11th (open to Philippine residents only), so you have 2 weeks to enter. Oh and you have to LIKE the Facebook pages indicated. Good luck!
So those are my thoughts so far about the L’oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder. It actually feels like I’ve been babbling through the entire post, but that’s what this product does to me. I can’t stop talking about this. With my friends, family. I actually gave one to my mom and my niece and they LOVE it. I can’t wait for you loves to try it.
Till next time! Cheerio!
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