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Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser

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PhilosophyTotal Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser
 
3.7

(based on 28 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (12)
  • Goes on smoothly (12)
  • Not greasy (10)
  • Long lasting (8)
  • Minimizes pores (8)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (4)
  • Adult acne (3)
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    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (7)

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5.0

NO MORE OIL-ABSORBING TISSUES NEEDED!

By HammyGirl

from Fort Wayne, IN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Before make-up

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

    I have overall great skin with minimal blemishes and small pores, but I still have oily skin mid-day. This product has helped with my mid-day shine and I have found that I've not needed my oil-absorbing tissues as often :D

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

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      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

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        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

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              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.

                  (1 of 2 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

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                        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.

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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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                              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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