Monday, 8 May 2017

Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector

People always say that in your twenties, your skin changes. I always laughed this off as ridiculous, but in the last six months my skins has changed dramatically - going from right in the centre of normal to very, very oily. Having never really had to worry about my skin before then, I didn't really know how to cope with skin that seemed to immediately break up any sort of product that was laid down on top of it. I worked with Murad closely, though not sponsored anywhere on this blog by Murad, to help clear up my blemish proof skin, and so when they came through and offered me their MattEffect Blotting Perfector, I was more than happy to give it a go and see if it could solve the issues I was facing (no pun intended).

This is, in essence, a cushion liquid blotting formula; and interestingly, you can use it to set makeup, touch up makeup throughout the day, on bare skin for a natural matte look, or in some other ways I'm going to discuss. I've actually just read right now that the cooling, antimicrobial applicator is designed as to not disturb makeup, it works on all skin tones and 96% of people agree excess oil is absorbed immediately; which are some interesting bits and pieces of information not to be messed with. I have to admit that I'm not usually into the whole cushion makeup thing; I've tried cushion foundation in the past and it always seems too wet, not a product that works well with the applicator that comes with it, and they seem to run out quickly. Nevertheless though, Murad have saved my ass in the past, and so I was more than willing to give it a go if nothing else.


This stuff is either bright pink, or is on a bright pink cushion, but I can't work out which one even under closer inspection, and so I'll have to leave that for you to imagine - however, I do not that this is packed with amazing ingredients from marshmallow powder, french green clay and pomegranate extract, to soft focus mattifying spheres. This mix of natural and modern ingredients seems to be doing fantastic things - because this product that seemed gimmicky, that I thought was going to ruin my whole Murad experience, is something really special. I'm not willing to risk patting this on top of my makeup yet, but I've found a way to add this to my skincare and makeup routine nonetheless.

I've found that, for me, the best way for me to use this to use a primer with some hydration in to make my makeup go on smoother, and then across my nose and right across my t-zone press this into the skin and let it dry. This dries down smoothly, rather than very matte, but very very dry compared to the stickiness of other primers - however when I put makeup on top, it looks amazing and doesn't budge a single inch, or at least not due to oil. Putting this underneath my makeup means it's not completely mattifying the foundation I've just put on, and so I can be sure that I keep that subtle glow, but it's definitely doing a top job of blocking my oil, making my makeup look better and last longer.


This is currently out of stock, but will set you back a pretty hefty £32, however I'm sure all my fellow oily make-up wearers will happily agree that that's not a lot to pay to ensure your making your face last all day - so get your name on the waiting list and make sure that you're snapping one of these up when they're next available!

Sammy xo.
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1 comment:

  1. I hate when an oily t-zone ruins my makeup so this sounds like something I'd love to try (will just have to save up for a bit first, haha!)

    Claire | Vanity Claire

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