I hereby declare my never ending love for a matte base.
It might be because I still am stuck in the eighties, when everything was powdered like there was no tomorrow, or because I have been shiny all my life.
Growing up with an oily, acne prone skin, with hair that would be greasy three hours after washing it, I have had my fair share of glow.
Seriously, why would anyone ever want to be 16 again?
|Maybelline Matte Maker in “Light Beige”|
So it comes as no surprise I had to get my hands on a product called “Matte Maker”.
Of course, now that I am out of puberty things aren’t quite as dramatic, but I honestly never experienced a day in my life where I looked into a mirror and thought: “Boy, my skin looks dull today.”
Pale, sick, I know all that, but even after countless nights with four hours of sleep there was always a “healthy glow” on my face.
And this is why my highlighters gather dust while my powders are the products I hit pan on.
What Maybelline claims:
For an even matte finish, absorbing access oil throughout the day without dehydrating the skin (..) feels lightweight.
The “Matte Maker” comes in four different shades: “Light Beige”, “Nude Beige”, “Amber Beige” and “Sun Beige”. As the addition “Beige” suggests, they are all neutral to warm-toned.
It contains 16g of product and retails for 4,35 € here.
There is Talc and Mineral Oil included, which breaks some people out, as well as Titanium Dioxide, a physical sunscreen that can flash back in pictures.
On to pictures:
1. Just base, no powder. (On my face Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, review here)
|Shine all over the face|
2. Face powdered
|That is how I like my base!|
3. After a four hours of wear:
A little shiny in my T-Zone and cheekbones. And as I like it matte, I would reapply at this point.
|After four hours of wear|
Does it live up to its claims?
It gives me an even, matte finish and it feels lightweight.
Whether it absorbs access oil throughout the day or not, who knows? I have to touch up after a few hours, as my “natural glow” is too strong, but that has happened to me with every powder I tried so far.
Will I repurchase?
Someday maybe. But I still have too many other powders on my to-try list to do so right away.
Who would I recommend it to?
Anyone who likes a matte finish. There is no “Hourglass glow” with this product, it does what it says on the tin.
Are you a matte or a glow girl?
Do you powder at all?
Tell me in the comments below.