Friday, 23 May 2014

MUA matte perfect primer

Hi Beauts.

'Formulated for oil prone skin, will mattify complexion and provide the perfect base for foundation. Can be worn alone, or under foundation.'

I recently ran out of my Along came Betty 'fix me' mattifying sticks, so was on the market for a new face primer that would control my oily skin. I've seen the MUA matte perfect primer in Superdrug a few times, but always had a primer on the go so never bought it.
However, said primer ran out and here I am with a review of matte perfect for you all.

I thought this would either be a white or clear product, however when I squirted a small amount onto my hand it was a flesh colour, and I automatically thought that this could turn out to be a cruelty free alternative to Benefit's 'Porefessional'
Although this was a skin tone shade in the tube, once blended into the skin it turned transparent and seemed to even out my skin tone a little.

Once applied I did notice that it left my skin feeling a little oily, and didn't mattify straight away. However, literally 60 seconds later it had absorbed fully into my skin and did look and feel matte.
Using this definitely gave me a great base for the rest of my make up. My foundation seemed to glide on and blend in so smoothly, and felt quite silky to touch.

Now, did this keep me matte and shine free all day? It did indeed. This actually held up really well! I did touch up once throughout the day, but if I'm honest I didn't really need to it was more just from habit I think.
At the end of the day, my make up didn't look like it had when I'd first applied it that morning but it never does no matter what I use. However I didn't get oily during the course of the day, and I was definitely shine free which is what this primer promised.

If you have oily skin like I do, especially in the summer, I'd absolutely recommend giving this a go.

This retails for £4.00 for 15ml from Superdrug and the MUA online store

What's you're favourite oil controlling primer?

Stacey x


  1. MUA has some excellent budget friendly products. I really like their eye shadow palettes and their highlighter :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. They're a fab brand aren't they?! Ah me too, their highlight is one of my faves :)

      Stacey x