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Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser

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PhilosophyTotal Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser
 
3.6

(based on 27 reviews)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (11)
  • Goes on smoothly (11)
  • Not greasy (9)
  • Minimizes pores (8)
  • Effective (7)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Not long-lasting (4)

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (4)
  • Adult acne (3)
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    • Brand buyer (16), Budget shopper (7)

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2.0

Didn't work for me

By DrSimmons

from Satellite Beach, FL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Light weight

Cons

  • Didn't Help With Oiliness
  • Didn't Reduce Pore Size

Best Uses

    Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

    I have oily skin and large pores. This product was recommended to me by the esthetician working at Ulta. She told me it would really help with those two issues and to put it on as a primer. I tried it for a week and it didn't help at all. I usually use Loreal Magic Perfecting Base and I love it (we are always looking for something better though, right). One day I put the Loreal on one side of my face and the Philosophy on the other side to see them side by side throughout the day. Loreal said won by far. I returned the Philosophy.

     
    5.0

    One of my staples

    By Livi

    from Agawam, MA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Light
    • Long Lasting
    • Not Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Moisturizer
      • Before Primer

      Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

      I always put it on after my moisturizer and it helps keep me matte and nonoily all day.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Suebee

      from MN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

          I have very oily skin that gets shiny shortly after it's washed, which I hate. To add insult to injury, I have large pores, too. This helps w/both issues. It's only been a couple of weeks, but I'm extremely happy w/this purchase.

           
          4.0

          So Matte!

          By amanwaman

          from Fremont, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath

            Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

            This product does exactly what it says it's going to do.

            I was initially hesitant to purchase this product b/c of the price. However, if you have oily skin like I do, this might be your lifesaver. Since a little goes a long way, it's totally worth the price. The results are immediate and over time, it really changed my skin for the better. My make up sits much nicer (I still use another primer as well still). At the end of the day, I do not look like a grease-ball with huge pores with make up jammed in them.

             
            5.0

            Best I've Ever Used!!!

            By wowguy41

            from Sheffield, AL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

                I tried this per an associate's recommendation and it is by far the best product I have ever used. All day oil-free!! My dermatologist commented on how great my skin looks since my last visit.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                I wanted to love this product!

                By Whit

                from Washington

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Doesnt Control My Oil
                • Not Long-Lasting

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath

                Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

                This product absorbed into my skin quickly and left it feeling silky smooth. I gave it a shot for two weeks in hopes of controlling my oil, and man am I oily! Unfortunately I felt as if this stuff made me even more oily!! I was blotting about an hour into applying. As a plus, it smoothed my large pores and made them (almost) disappear! So in terms of oil control, this product was not for me. As far as smoothing my skin and minimizing my pores, it did a wonderful job. I was so on the fence about returning it because I loved the way my skin looked for the first hour-ish, but I was strictly looking for oil control.

                 
                5.0

                Makeup last longer

                By Orchestra Lady

                from Mount Sinai, NY

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                • Pores Don't Look Erased

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

                  I find this helps my makeup last longer. I have very oily skin and prior to using Total Matteness, my makeup looked like it was sliding off my face by lunch time.

                   
                  1.0

                  Not For Me.

                  By Big Healthy Hair

                  from Augusta, GA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Not Long-Lasting

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

                      I went to store to purchase make-up and left with this. I am a minimalist when it comes to make-up; I wear make-up to look more natural, not made up. I was told a good face primer is the foundation to a good make-up routine. Which is odd, since this is not a face primer. Long story short, I used the product for a week. The results were dry, tight, flaky, irritated skin. If it didn't cost so much, I would be over this!!

                       
                      4.0

                      Really Liking this So Far

                      By I love makeup!

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Quickly
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Morning Makeup Routine

                        Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

                        I've been using this for a couple weeks now and it does a really good job at handling my shiny nose. It keeps the shine down through most of the work day. I notice a little of shine toward the end of the work day. I usually need to powder after work before going out, which is minimal compared to what I dealt with before.

                         
                        3.0

                        So so

                        By Rose

                        from Ny

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Hides Pores
                        • Moisturizes Well
                        • Softens Skin

                        Cons

                        • Bottle Goes Quick
                        • Not Long-Lasting

                        Best Uses

                        • After Shower/Bath

                        Comments about Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser:

                        This product was ok for me, I will not repurchase because it didn't really wow me. For the price I could of found a better product. I used this daily and used the bottle all up in two months, so you don't really get a lot for your money.

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                        • Q:

                          What do I use to apply this product evenly?
                          Asked on 1/8/2015 by MakeUpChic from MD

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                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            we recommend applying total matteness oil-free mattifying pore eraser with your finger tips, and gently patting the product onto your skin.

                            Answered on 1/9/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                        • Q:

                          When (in my 3 step cleansing routine) do I apply this product? I have extremely acne prone skin and use the a popular 3 step system (cleanser, pore targeting treatment, moisturizer). Do I apply Total Matteness before or after my moisturizer?
                          Asked on 10/1/2014 by L.A. Princess from Ohio

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            We recommend applying products in order of thinnest to thickest consistency in order to best penetrate your skin for maximum efficacy. Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser should be applied prior to moisturizer. Because it features pore clearing and pore minimizing benefits, you could use it in place of your current pore treatment.

                            Answered on 10/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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