Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
Although this actually a rushed purchase cuz I just love me some mattifying products on me. I'm a combination-oily skin and I do not like shine on my face, I like a matte finish on my skin, so anything that gives me the matte effect would be on top of my list. This product is one of them, I wasn't really planning on buying this cream. I was just looking for tinted moisturizers as I found out recently that they've released tinted moisturizers.
So yeah, when I saw this product, out it goes from the rack and in it goes to the the basket. LOL. I know, I know, I have a Shopping Addict Deficiency but then, I can tell you that this does not break your wallet, it costs me around B$3.60?
It claims to have 12hour of Mattifying effect, but is it legit? Well, before I could actually testify this, I had to list out all the possibilities of wearing this out combined with other products, so it took me a really long time to assess this product.
When I first bought it, it came with a sealing foil, which is nice for hygienic purpose and as you can see from the picture, it is actually a plastic container that seems to be matte-like, touche Essence. Although the container is obviously cheap-looking but who knows if you ever like the product or not.
It is a thick cream that goes on smoothly, a little goes a long way, a little pea-size amount could actually cover your whole face. Does it mattify your skin? Yes, it does.
As to the claim of 12 hour mattifying effect, is it true? YES!
But hold your horses, this is where it gets tricky.
When wearing it alone without any products, yes it does stand to stay matte for 12 hours on your skin and I was over the moon when it stays matte for that long.
When wearing it with a primer, no, it won't let your skin stay matte for 12 hours if you wear a primer on top of it, regardless of using foundation, tinted moisturizers or even BB Creams, it will stand to last at most 4 hours before it gets shiny on my T-Zone.
When wearing it with tinted moisturizers, I found that, it wouldn't last as much as 12 hours, but it does last around 8 hours at least.
When wearing it with BB Cream or Foundation, hmm, technically it all depends on your BB Cream whether it would last on you for more than it should when not wearing this mattifying. My Skin79 Hot Pink BB lasts a while with this baby, maybe just for 6 hours, I think, before I have to powder my nose. Though it doesn't really do well as a make-up base.
But I do believe that this goes well with my skin, I'm not sure about people with dry skin but it does help if you put a moisturizer too. But one thing about this baby, it smells so much like berries. as it has lychee and grapeseed extracts,
Although at first I was very thrilled that it does wear out nicely, gives matte effect nicely, however, I don't think I'll be repurchasing this, because I just don't like the fact that I can't have the 12 hour matte effect when with makeup.