Mattifying Powder

Say goodbye to oily, shiny skin when you invest in mattifying powder from Colorescience. Our unique formula is specially crafted to keep excess sebum at a bay to reveal your natural radiance—without drying out your skin. By adding a light, mattifying powder to your morning makeup routine, your complexion can look smooth, moisturized, and shine-free.
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What is mattifying powder?

Mattifying powder is a type of skin care product that is used to mitigate oiliness and excessive shine. Skin naturally produces a layer of oil (formally known as sebum) to keep itself moisturized and protected. But an overabundance of sebum and other natural oils can lead to a shiny and greasy-looking complexion, and may lead to acne breakouts in some cases.

Mattifying powder keeps excess oil from building up on your face by soaking up sebum and leaving a smooth, matte finish in its place. In addition to preventing oil buildup, mattifying powders lend skin a fresh, velvety appearance by smoothing imbalanced coloration. Your skin looks softer, richer, and more even in tone with a light dusting of matte powder.

Colorescience mattifying powder is especially unique in that it not only addresses shine, but it also adds a protective layer of sunscreen to shield against both UVA and UVB rays, as well as environmental aggressors encountered in your day to day routine. Those who struggle to find the right matte powder for sensitive skin will be happy to know that Colorescience’s unique formulas are completely free of oils, drying fragrances, phthalates, parabens, and sulfates. They’re also completely hypoallergenic, so you can approach your skincare routine with confidence knowing that you won’t induce a reaction.

Think of mattifying powder as a supplement to your beauty routine. It won’t ruin your foundation or smear your blush. In fact, a bit of matte powder can actually accentuate the best features of your makeup by keeping sebum and sweat from smudging its application throughout the day.

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When should I use mattifying powder?

Mattifying powder can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily skincare routine. Colorescience’s unique formula is specially made for daily wear, so if shiny or greasy skin is a frequent issue you experience, our matte powder makes for a great solution.

Our invisible mattifying powder is lightweight and can be used alongside facial lotion, sunscreen, and other cosmetics. Due to our powder’s unique properties, it’s suitable for a wide variety of uses. These include:

  • Shine control: If an overly-shiny complexion is something that you’re always wrestling with, adding a soft, matte finish to your morning routine may be the solution you’re looking for. Other companies tend to use cheap fillers or harsh chemicals in their products, which can look chalky and sometimes make oily skin even worse—but Colorescience’s matte powder offers a safe, gentle, and effective formula. Feel more like yourself with a fresh and smooth face that won’t look overly-powdered or cakey.

  • Sun protection: Our matte finish face powder comes with a strong SPF rating, making it a great go-to option for your daily sun protection. A little vitamin D is great for your health and your complexion, but too much direct sun can lead to sun-damaged skin and the development of premature wrinkles. By adding sunscreen protection to your skincare, you can shield your delicate from those harsh UV rays and keep your skin looking youthfully radiant.

  • Environmental protection: The sun isn’t the only source of potential harm to your skin. Harsh winds, pollutants, changes in elevation, and changes in humidity can all take their toll. With the right face powder for dry skin, you can keep the elements at bay and protect your skin from harsh weather conditions.

  • Acne control: As we mentioned before, too much sebum in your skin can lead to clogged pores. Making matters worse, many makeup brands use fillers and harsher chemicals that can clog pores on top of oil, leading to troublesome breakouts. Whether you’re faced with the occasional whitehead or an ever-present cluster of blackheads, our non-comedogenic matte powder can help address those concerns.

  • Color blending: No matter your natural skin tone, a soft, matte powder can help blend discoloration and uneven spots for a more finished look. Having irregularity in your skin tone is natural, but this can make it difficult to get the uniform and velvety look you’d like to achieve. Instead of using an oil-based concealer, which can clog pores and lead to acne, mattifying powder can effectively unify skin tone and texture without leaving acne in its wake.

Colorescience’s mattifying powder is a great staple for your morning routine, mid-day touch-up, or evening look. Whenever you need a bit of shine control that won’t dry you out, as well as some gentle SPF protection, you can trust our matte powder to do the job without messing up your makeup.

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Can I apply mattifying powder over makeup?

Colorescience’s invisible mattifying powder pairs ideally with your makeup routine. That’s because it’s light, gentle, and won’t interfere with either the effectiveness or the chemical balance of your cosmetics. Unlike oil-based options, which can muddle your blush and foundation, mattifying powder leaves your looking intact—whether you opt for a minimal and natural makeup style, or prefer to go full glam.

Not only is our mattifying powder compatible with cosmetics, but it can actually accentuate the best features of your go-to products because it keeps oil and shine from smearing and leaving you with a blotchy application. With Colorescience mattifying powder promoting a smooth, even complexion, the rest of your makeup will be easier to apply. Plus, if you notice around midday that oil and shine are starting to build back up, you can easily add a light dusting of matte powder to help keep it under control for a fresh look all day long.

Our matte powder goes on lightly, simply, and takes only a few seconds to apply. Here’s how it works:

  • Dip the included brush in the powder, and be sure you evenly coat the bristles.
  • Start by gently dabbing the brush along your T-zone; that’s the area that runs across your forehead just above your eyebrows, then down the bridge of your nose. This area is especially prone to oil buildup and it also serves as the focal point of your face, so it’s important to get a thorough dusting of matte powder across it.
  • Next, lightly dab the brush underneath your eyes, down your cheeks, and along your jawline. Be sure to get a bit more powder on your brush if you didn’t get enough for your full face the first time.
  • Once the powder has been applied to any problem areas, use the brush to gently smooth out any blotches for a nice, even finish.
  • Reapply every few hours or whenever you need a touch-up—the mattifying compact powder case is small and easy to take with you on-the-go.

Other brands tend to offer powders that don’t mix well with makeup, but we understand the importance of balancing skincare and beauty. That’s why we’ve scientifically formulated our matte powder to blend invisibly with other products you may be accustomed to using.

You can also pair mattifying powder with other Colorescience products, like our essential primer for oily skin (for those days when you just can’t seem to kick the shine) and mineral powder foundation that enhances your complexion. Look great, feel great, and keep oil under control with Colorescience mattifying powder.

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