Mattify! Loose Powder for Oily Skin
Use a fluffy powder brush and dip into the powder so that just the tops of the bristles are coated. Tap to remove excess and apply in dabbing motions, paying special attention to T-Zone. Swirl brush in circles to blend. A little goes a long way! It can also be applied using a powder puff, for more targeted application. Remove any excess powder with fluffy brush or a tissue.
See below for specific instructions, based on your skin type.
**TIP** If you have oily skin also plagued by acne, use a good exfoliating scrub (We like either Dr Brandt Microderm Scrub or St Ives Apricot Scrub) to remove any dry flakes that could be caused by your acne treatment. You want to make sure your skin is flake-free before using this powder because it has a tendency to cling to dry areas.
**TIP** If you use moisturizer, make sure you've selected one that is oil-free, and allow it to dry for a full 5 minutes before applying Mattify! Powder. The ingredients are meant to soak up any moisture - so you want to be sure the moisturizer has absorbed into your skin before applying Mattify! ecific pplication Tips Based On Skin Type
- Combination Skin: Apply only to oily areas. Shine-free finish should last about 8 hours.
- Oily Skin: Apply either immediately before or after foundation. Shine-free finish lasts about 6 hours.
- Very Oily Skin: Apply both before and after foundation. Shine-free finish should last about 4 hours.
- Dry Skin: Not Recommended. The powder will stick to dry flaky areas and make them more noticeable.
- Men: Apply sparingly using a fluffy powder brush, dust off excess with a clean powder-free brush
Oily Skin BEFORE Mattify ULTRA! Oily Skin AFTER Mattify ULTRA!
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**Mattify! Powder for oily skin can also be used as an eye shadow primer to prevent creasing and smudging. Just dust it on with a powder brush or powder puff before shadow application for longer lasting eye makeup. Scroll down to see Mattify! Eye Shadow Application tips.
Mattify! Loose Powder
used as an Eye Shadow Primer
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Mattify! Eye Shadow Application
Several different looks can be achieved with Mattify! Eye Shadow. Use lighter colors to highlight and brighten, and darker colors for liner or to create sexy smoky eyes.
Mattify! Eye Shadow is a multi-tasking product. It can be used as a lip gloss, nail polish, or liquid eye liner! Scroll to bottom of page to read application techniques.
Always start by inverting the jar (with lid still attached) and tapping a few times to bring shadow through the sifter holes. Turn jar right side up & then remove lid.
Sheer Color Wash:
Disco Sunset, Iced Apricot, Snow Bunny
Dab one side of the eyeshadow applicator into color. Tap applicator on side of jar, or gently blow on applicator remove excess. Gently brush applicator over desired eye area. This will obtain a sheer color wash.
p Dark, Dramatic Color: a
Twilight, Midnight Train, Snow Bunny
In a circular motion, swirl one side of eyeshadow applicator into color, making sure to saturate it with quite a bit of shadow. Tap or blow on applicator to remove excess. PAT the applicator onto desired area. **It's important to use patting motions to achieve an opaque effect - otherwise you will spread the color too thin and end up with more of a sheer coloring. Depending on the desired level of opacity, you may want to go over the area a couple of times.
Twilight, Summer Storm, Snow Bunny
Using the opaque coloring technique described above, apply shadow toward the outer corners of eye lids. Next, use the applicator to grab the heavy coloring on outer corners inwards toward the center of your eye. The color should be darkest at the outer most corner of lids, and begin to lighten toward the center of lids. Lightly dab a pale complimentary color to the inner corners of the eye.
Li Linerquid Liner
Snow Bunny,Twilight (liner)
Dip a thin or angled liner brush into water and tap away excess water. Place brush into shadow until the tips of the bristles are completely coated. Tap or blow away excess shadow. Place brush near inner corner of eye, and drag the brush toward the outer corner, following the lash line closely.
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Mattify! Eye Shadow can be used on any skin type.
Not only is Mattify! Eye Makeup intended for use as a shadow,
it also multi tasks as:
To create Eye Liner: Dip a skinny applicator into water and tap away excess. Dip applicator into Mattify! Eye Shadow, and again, tap away excess. The powder shadow will instantly liquefy, allowing you to use it as a liquid eye liner. To re-create this look below, try Mattify Cosmetics Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Mystic Mermaid or Ocean Mist.
To create Lip Gloss: Dip your lip gloss wand into the Mattify Eye Shadow and brush onto lips. Pictured from left to right: Iced Apricot / Lucky Penny / Cotton Candy - all used with clear gloss.gloss)
To create Nail Polish: Dispense a small amount of Mattify! Eye Shadow onto a thick piece of paper. Take the brush out of the jar of nail polish, and dab into the eye shadow. Brush onto nail until color completely covers the nail. Allow to dry and apply a clear or glittery top coat.
Amethyst Moon Lucky Penny
used with clear nail polish used with clear nail polish
Ocean Mist Summer Storm
used with clear polish used with clear polish