About two months ago, I received a package from L’Oreal Paris (Philippines) introducing their newest line of pressed powders called: “Loreal Mat Magique All-in-one Transformation Powder”, which is a matte face powder best used on people with oily or combination skin. I’m dry skinned, but sometimes when I’m out during the entire day and I start to sweat, you can bet your bottom-dollar that the oils on my face take center stage (t-zone area) and shine like no other.
Now, confession time: I never really use face powders. I never saw the point. Which is weird, considering I love makeup, right? Well, I was willing to give L’Oreal Mat Magique a shot — besides, I had nothing to lose. If it didn’t work out, no big deal. I’ll just let them know it’s not for me.
Clean and nice packaging, the sponge is placed in a separate area away from the powder.
An overview of the product + my ratings:
- 12-hour matte and shine free face (my personal rating: 4/5)
- Flawless and full coverage (5/5 if placed over a sheer liquid foundation for true full coverage, 3.5/5 if powder alone — not enough to cover dark under-eyes and some spots)
- Superior UV protection SPF 34/PA+++ (5/5 because a PA+++ rating means it’s the highest UV protection)
4 out of the 5 shades available
Mat Magique is available in five shades: R1 (Rose Ivory), N1 (Nude Ivory), N2 (Nude Vanilla), G1 (Vanilla Ivory), and G2 (Golden Ivory).
If you’re wondering what shade I am, I’m between a Nude Ivory and Rose Ivory. I can use either shade and it wouldn’t make a huge difference. I’m using Nude Ivory in the set of photos below:
My face right after waking up (hence my sleepy looking face), after putting on MAC Mineralize sheer foundation + L’Oreal Mat Magique, and then 12 hours later with no touching up.
My favorite thing about this product is that it actually does last a long time! Maybe not 12-hours exactly for most people, and unless you’re not doing any activities outside in the heat then it definitely could last 12 hours without retouching if you’ve got dry skin like me. And another favorite is that it’s only Php 499 while refills are only Php 399. It’s affordable and easy on the wallet. I would definitely purchase a refill once my powder runs out!
So, if you’re dealing with oily/combination skin and looking for the perfect affordable pressed powder for your face, or just looking for a great pressed powder that will last the entire day, Mat Magique is available in all L’Oreal Paris counters nationwide! :)
Disclosure: The products in this blog post were sent to me by the L’Oreal Paris PR team, I’m not required to promote or write about this product, hence all opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are entirely my own.