Well hello there lovers of beauty! If you aren’t new here, you’ve probably seen me mention Becca Evermatte. The reason for that is I just got it a while ago in my mini Sephora haul, which can be seen here: Click here for my mini Sephora haul .
I bought this in my endless search for something to help mattify my whackass greasy skin. Prior to using this I had just been using Benefit Porefessional and LOTS of setting powder. I use both Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder and Laura Mercier loose powder, just depends on the day and my mood. Usually I opt for the pressed when I’m not wearing any foundation. Anywho, obviously that wasn’t quite cutting it, so I did my research and it was between this and the Hourglass Veil Mineral primer….so I opted for this. Here’s what this product promises to do:
Go beyond extending makeup wear to address the root cause of why your makeup moves. This formula specifically targets oil-prone areas and acts as liquid blotting paper to leave your skin fresh and matte all day. Use alone, before, or after foundation to control excess oil, while minimizing the appearance of pores. Feel free to use throughout the day to touch up areas of concern.
This bad boy comes in two sizes, a .4 oz travel size for $15USD and the full size at 1.35oz for $36USD. Even though I’ve never tried it, I will almost always test and use ALL of any product that claims to be mattifying. So I got the larger size.
This is a silcone based primer, but it doesn’t offer much slip. I find that I have to squirt it out of the bottle (it’s kind of hard to get out) and dab it onto my face in lots of small sections. I apply it mostly to my T-zone. I have stopped applying it to my cheeks for pore blurring because I will say, it doesn’t make me look poreless….At all….so that part of the name and promise doesn’t hold true for me at least. When you apply this it makes your skin feel really tight/dry but it does offer a smoother surface and it does seem to make my makeup stay on longer. It definitely makes my skin feel sticky until my makeup is on, so it is kind of heavy feeling, but again I feel this helps make my makeup stick, so I’m okay with that. One thing that I haven’t done that I may do is buy the travel size to keep in purse and apply throughout the day to see if it helps control oil. Also this product did not give me any breakouts, so that is an added bonus.
I generally like this product but I do feel I may have to use it with my Porefessional to help take care of the look of my pores because as mentioned, it does nothing for them. I would give this a solid B as a primer and mattifying solution. As a primer alone it completely outworks my extremely overpriced Guerlain L’Or. If you’ve got oily skin, definitely give it a try.