Mattify! Cosmetics focuses on creating products for oily skin. I recently received five of their Long Lasting Sparkling Eye Shadows and Mattify! Bronzer for review, shown below. The eye shadows and bronzer are loose pigments that come in sifter jars ($4.99 for a 5g eye shadow jar and $5.99 for a 30g bronzer jar). These and other Mattify! Cosmetic products contain oil absorbing Kaolin clay. Kaolin can be found in cosmetic products as well as cleansers and face masks to name a few, and it’s an ingredient with the ability to dry the skin and in some cases even fight acne and inflammation.
Mattify! Bronzer is medium toned with subtle golden shine that’s meant to be used on any skin tone. You can see a swatch of the bronzer on the far left in the picture below. I typically don’t use bronzers that have shimmer on them, since I mainly use bronzer to contour — shimmer gives a popping out effect rather than sinking in, which is what you want to do when you contour. I like my contouring products to absorb light, but shimmer does the opposite since it reflects light. However, I found this bronzer to be a nice color for blush. It gives a nice sun-kissed glow on my cheeks. I applied it very lightly on my cheeks in my Mattify! Cosmetics Look towards the end of this review.
The remaining swatches are the Sparkling Eye Shadows (from left to right):
- Twilight – midnight black with subtle hints of sparkling blue
- Midnight Train – deep blue with flecks of silver and metallic shine
- Woodland Fairy – semi-matte brown with gold sparkles
- Fields of Gold – transparent shimmery gold
- Snow Bunny – semi-opaque shimmery white
These eye shadows can be used wet or dry, and they can also be mixed with clear nail polish or lip gloss for additional uses. I incorporated all five colors in my eye makeup look below, so you can see how they look worn. I applied Fields of Gold and Midnight Train wet to intensify the colors, but I had to pat a few layers to make them opaque. On the other hand, I applied Snow Bunny, Woodland Fairy, and Twilight dry — these were very pigmented and easy to apply and blend. You definitely need to use a primer with these to prevent fallout, but I always use a primer anyway regardless of what eye shadow products and brand I’m using.
- Inglot Eye Makeup Base in “01″ (entire lid)
- Mattify! Sparkling E/S in “Snow Bunny” (highlight)
- Mattify! Sparkling E/S in “Fields of Gold” (apply wet on center lid to inner corner using a sponge-tipped applicator and MAC Pro Water Base Mixing Medium — click here to see how to make your own homemade mixing medium; also pat on tear duct)
- Mattify! Sparkling E/S in “Midnight Train” (using the other side of the same sponge-tipped applicator with some more mixing medium, apply on outer 2/3 of lid using; pat and blend where it meets Fields of Gold)
- Mattify! Sparkling E/S in “Woodland Fairy” (outer V; blend along entire crease)
- Mattify! Sparkling E/S in “Twilight” (outer V, on top of Woodland Fairy)
- Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″ (upper lash line)
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Extra Black Mascara (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)
- Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (contour)
- Mattify! Cosmetics Bronzer (lightly applied on apples)
- MAC Lip Pencil in “Spice” (along lip line, then fill in entire lip area)
- MAC L/S in “Mocha”
Mattify! Cosmetics offers free shipping on all eye shadows and $1.50 shipping anywhere in the world for each bronzer and powder product on their website. There are more eye shadows colors available as well. Out of the ones I received, my picks are Woodland Fairy and Snow Bunny. Check them out at www.mattifycosmetics.com!
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