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Matte Maker

Laura Geller

Matte Maker

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0.37 oz Item 2218589

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This sheer, shine-stopping powder absorbs oil to maintain a perfectly flawless, matte finish.
Apply powder with a brush to areas of face that are prone to excessive oil.
Talc, Calcium Carbonate, Tricaprylin, Tocopherol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

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Laura GellerMatte Maker
 
4.4

(based on 104 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (80)
  • Easy to apply (77)
  • Controls shine (69)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (48)
  • Long-lasting (47)

Cons

  • Unnatural color (5)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (53)
  • All skin types (28)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Normal skin (14)
  • Acne prone skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (39), Budget shopper (32), Classic style (7), Natural style (4), Trendy style (3)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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5.0

FINALLY, no more oily T-zone!

By Anna

from CT

Pros

  • Controls Shine
  • Doesn't Settle In Creases
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

    I have an extremely oily T-zone and I have been searching everywhere for a product that will help. I've tried the "blotting primers" that you apply before putting foundation on and "mattifying setting sprays" which didn't make a noticeable difference. The Matte Maker is super easy to apply and it blends nicely with powders. Not only does it look beautiful when applied, but it WORKS! I can go all day without having to blot my face with tissues now. It's essential to my make up routine and definitely worth the price!

     
    1.0

    Better & cheaper drugstore options.

    By Ginger

    from Columbus Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Blotchy
    • Poor Coverage
    • Settles In Creases
    • Shine control doesn't last
    • Unnatural Color

    Best Uses

      Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

      I'll buy brand name if it's a great product. This just doesn't do the trick-even with mattifying primer.

       
      5.0

      I will continue to buy this product. I love it !!!

      By Alice

      from Wichita Falls. Tx

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

        Product controls shine all day, without reapplying.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love this product.

        By Veronica

        from Phx, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

          Need to purchase your own cotton pads or brush

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Seems good enough.

          By Gina

          from Baltimore

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

            Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

            I've been looking for a finishing/setting powder and this one was recommended over another by the sales lady. I like it, not sure if it does anything really, and you can't put too much on or it'll white wash you for mirrors and camera flashes. I think it's just finishing powders for me, not sure if they're just a gimmick, this is the third one I've tried and none of them have really added anything to my concealer, bronzer, powder routine. I'm too afraid to keep this in my daily bag to use throughout the day, as a refresh maybe, because it is fragile and seems like it would break apart really easy.

             
            5.0

            Pretty good!

            By Bri

            from TX

            Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

            I bought this after using IT and tarte. And for me it worked better.I have oily T zone with large pores and this made me look mat, not white and smooth for like a couple of hours. I don't expect miracles anymore.
            Bought kat von d loose powder and didn't work as good as this to me. I recommend it.

             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By alliew

            from Athens, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

              I use this to set my makeup. I love that it doesn't add color but controls shine.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Christine the Teller

              from Tulsa, OK

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

                Worked great. Long-lasting - I put it on in the morning and it's good throughout my whole work day.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Would buy again

                By Linda

                from Stockton California

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

                  Love how this finishes my look.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Just "ok"

                  By Sarah

                  from Central Florida

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Laura Geller Matte Maker:

                    Was looking for a new setting powder and decided to give this one a try. It works ok (much better than ulta brand or drug store brands) but not nearly as well as other premium brand setting powders I have used. I will go back to the setting powder from Tarte. It is a far better product and keeps me matte for a long time.

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                    • Q:

                      Can this be used in the summer on dry skin that "glistens" in the heat or is mainly for oily skin? Thank you!
                      Asked on 3/10/2017 by M.

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! I love this product because it will not add any makeup onto the skin nor will it take away any of the makeup that is already on the skin. It will simply absorb all skin and oil and is virtually invisible. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      will this product add texture to my face when used as a finishing powder? i dont want a cake face
                      Asked on 1/2/2017 by Jill from Buffalo NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Not at all! This product literally absorbs shine and oil without taking away Or adding any makeup onto the skin. It is a miracle worker and a must have in your makeup bag! Use a slightly fluffy brush and fan it on any oily area. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 1/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      Has anyone had any issues with this powder lightening their makeup where applied? I would use this to touch up during the day, as I work long shifts, and all white powders I have used for this turn my makeup way too ashy white where applied. Thank you!!
                      Asked on 10/18/2016 by Sarah S. from San Diego, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This powder will not make your makeup appear to be white. This can be used as a mattifyer throughout the day to simply eliminate shine and oil, and it can be used as a setting powder over your favorite liquid foundation. If you have a much deeper skin tone, you can absolutely use this product! Because it is baked and it is so lightweight, it will not make the makeup look ashy if you use the correct tools. I would recommend using a light, fluffy brush, or even a fan brush. Anything too dense could deposit too much pigment on the skin. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 10/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      can this be used as a finishing powder?
                      Asked on 6/9/2016 by Von from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! You can apply your favorite foundation and use the Matte Maker to set, finish, and Mattify the skin. It is translucent so it will not add any more coverage on top of what you already have. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      Does this cause flashback with flash photography? Will a face have an unnatural white shine when a flash photo is taken?
                      Asked on 3/24/2016 by Aly

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely not! This product is perfect if you'll be in photos. It will simply Mattify the skin without adding or taking away makeup from the face. It will not leave a white residue either. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 3/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      Is this powder non-comedogenic?
                      Asked on 4/1/2015 by Elissa from Las Vegas, NV

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! It is perfectly safe for sensitive skin. It is oil-free and contains antioxidants that help protect and nourish the skin too. You'll love it!

                        Answered on 4/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      I'm 63 with normal skin and I'm wondering if this is a good setting powder?
                      Asked on 12/13/2014 by Laura Fan from Ft Lauderdale, FL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Matte Maker is formulated for all skin types and all ages and works well to set foundation and reduce shine by absorbing excess oil.

                        Answered on 12/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How large is this product? Is it .06? Thanks!
                      Asked on 6/7/2014 by makeup addict from detroit, michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product's size is 0.37 oz.

                        Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How do I use this product? Will this product work with my oily skin type?
                      Asked on 6/5/2014 by Mary

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