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elf+ Mattifying Lotion by e.l.f.

elf+ Mattifying Lotion



Silica, Water, Salix Nigra Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Montmorillonite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Kaolin, Steareth-2, Lavandula angustifolia, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, Steareth-21, Isononyl Isononanoate, Illite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Zinc Gluconate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tromethamine, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Montmorillonite, Salix Nigra Bark Extract, Kaolin, Xanthan Gum, Water, Steareth-21, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Illite, Steareth-2, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, Lavandula angustifolia, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Montmorillonite, Salix Nigra Bark Extract, Kaolin, Xanthan Gum, Water, Steareth-21, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Illite, Steareth-2, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, Lavandula angustifolia, Phenoxyethanol

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4.279% of 453reviewers recommend this product

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September 5, 2019

Perfect before makeup

This is the first oil control product I used that I felt absorbing the oil as soon as I applied it. Most others have to dry before I can see or feel a difference and then when I sweat or the humidity is bad then it feels like I need to reapply the product. However, with this product it instantly absorbs the oil and continues to stay dry throughout the day. Applying this before makeup and finishing my face with a matte powder, prevents me from getting a oily t-zone throughout the day which makes my foundation last so long now. I use to avoid wet foundation because I was so oily but this product has changed everything! It has a slight smell to it but it goes away quickly and has actually grown on me. For me, this product worked a lot better under makeup than the Oil Liquid Lotion from elf. That product is better as just a balancing moisturizer when not applying makeup after. This product is good for either use but since it also minimizes pores, I really love this under makeup (wet or dry).I have an oily t-zone so I only apply this to that area and I have sensitive skin but this has not made me have any sort of bad reaction. Less user
March 11, 2019

Best lotion for topical acne medication skin users

ELF - PLEASE NEVER STOP MAKING THIS PRODUCT!--------------------------------------You get 2.2 oz for $8 which isnt bad, with a soft squeeze tube with a pump that works! The pump lets you choose how much you want to pump out via a spring, which I like.Texture- mousse-like, thick, but spreads nicely. You can feel the kaoilin/silica in it, it feels a bit grainy, but not harsh. I dot small amounts on my face in sections like a primer, then gently rub in. It dissappears. Has a light pink color. Absorbs immediately, does not feel greasy at all -- i think it actually feels like a powdery finish once it absorbs. Not tacky even with wearing it for a few hours.Scent- strong tea tree oil, almost medicinal. I dont mind it, it goes away immediately. Doesnt seem to bother my skin at all.So far, I am impressed! This keeps me at least 80% more matte than my other lotion!!! Its that noticeable for me! If you have sensitive skin, and your other lotions make you shiny, try this. I also recommend this to folks who use acne topicals that make them red or shiny (my benzoyl peroxide gel does). This works big time!!! I think the tea tree oil also calms my redness from BP. When I would wear my other lotion and no makeup, my face would get shiny so fast, making my skin look redder and my pores would just stand out. This is like a full 180 difference from it!I have sensitive skin, I use topical BP and this does not agitate (so far).ETA: Had to come back after another full day of testing (this time, at work) and OMG--- this stuff you guys! If you suffer from inflammation, sensitive skin, redness from any topical acne medication (I use BP gel every day) -- this stuff is GOLDEN. It seems to mattify just enough, blur just enough, and my redness that I used to have? It's gone. I'm assuming it's the tea tree, or lavender or the willow - but something in this has finally worked it's magic to help return my burned BP skin back to it's natural color! I also suffer from melasma, so any kind of 'redness' I'd get from my topical BP would just make my face look so tan and sunburnt ALL THE TIME.I even had folks comment on how red my face looked when I didn't wear foundation. That bad.NOT ANYMORE WITH THIS STUFF!! I'm amazed! Even looking in a mirror at work - I cannot believe how pale my skin really is (well, we are coming out of winter....) But that's honestly how red my face used to be from constant (think, 10 years) of BP use -- and greasy lotions used to always emphasize it (even though when on BP you have to use a moisturizer because your poor skin needs it).I'm sold. Totally sold on this stuff. This has also healed a few breakouts I had around my nose in a matter of 2 days, by reducing the redness and drying them up (but it's not drying like a medication lotion). I'm not kidding. It's gotta be the tea tree oil. I'm buying backups of this!!!! Less user
August 19, 2013

Doesn't work

Originally I bought this for my husband to try for some fine lines on his forehead. We didn't notice a difference, and he said it has a waxy texture to it, and could easily rub it off (he also put VERY little product on his skin). He then figured maybe I could get better results from it if it's suppose to be used under makeup.... I tried it on the lines I have under my eye (I've had all my life). It felt like my skin was trying to stick together, probably not the best place to put it on your face lol. It also felt heavy, and when it dried I could still definitely feel where I applied it without touching it. I then tried to put some concealer under my eyes, and this is what really put me off about the product... My concealer just stuck to where I applied the Wrinkle Refiner. I couldn't blend my concealer or rub it off. I had to wet my finger to remove it. It's in the trash now. Oh and the product is also very watery (before you use it), so when I took the cap off for the first time a LOT of the product had already leaked out of the top. You also have to twist the bottom for a while until more product comes out. If you buy this I would suggest you store it standing upright. Less user
December 14, 2019

Magic in a Bottle!

I literally just bought it a few weeks ago from the black friday sale along with two other oils from E.L.F. and I LOVE IT! I have super dry skin and have been looking for something to keep my skin hydrated especially in the winter months in NY. This has magically changed my life. I use it before I sleep and my face not only looks healthier but I've had a couple of stubborn marks from break-outs and now the marks are dissappearing. Like omg! I'm so shook! I've tried so many different things and this just seems to do the trick. I love how it doesn't break me out and I'm super sensitive as well. Any little thing I break-out. I also mix a few drops with my foundation and now I never have to worry about my makeup having dry patches throughout the day. I look dewy and glowy! I love this product, I hope E.L.F. never stops making this little bottle of magic. It's so great especially for the price point. Less user
February 27, 2012

Great for young skin and old skin!

My teenager and I both love this refiner, so you do not need to be old to enjoy it! It is great for smoothing big pores, old acne "dings" and for mattifying oily spots for hours. When I use it around my nose, the pores and the oil AND the lines go away. Yay! I almost threw it away the first time I used it. I put it under my eyes and it was a dry streaky mess that made my almost-invisible lines really pop! Then I followed the advice of another reviewer to watch the video and now I'm hooked. I would say avoid using it on dark circles, which was my mistake. It is just too matte for under eye. But that said, it is great for bigger problems! (1) As other reviewers wrote, it's amazing for the puffy line under your "eye-bag" just above your cheek, whether you have a wrinkle there from age or just had a late night or slept on your face:). Apply product in little pats along the line from the outside in, and don't go up into the under-eye area. (2) Seriously, this stuff is great, great, great as temporary botox for between your brows. It is instant improvement and I find I look even better an hour or so after application. I also use it as a serum between my brows and after a week I saw a difference in the AM! (3) I'm almost 50 and so I am happy this refiner works on the the evil "nasolabial fold" between your nose and cheek, especially right around my nose. (4) I use it on my upper lip to smooth lines keep oil from ruining lipstick. A smudge across upper lip keeps lipstick in place like a great primer! The product goes on very matte, so you really need to apply it under powder or foundation or yes, it will be visible on your skin. As others have said, the ELF Flawless foundation is not great over this product. I use another brand with a sponge applicator for night when I want coverage. Days, I use the refiner, then ELF Studio Pressed Powder with the Studio Powder brush, then mineral concealer, and I'm perfect. I always use the applicator in the top of the Refiner. I just can't figure out why some people complain about it! It's very high quality neoprene-like material, like a finger, but hygienic, flexible, and and easier than your own finger for small areas. This refiner is really fast and easy if you do it right: Just a tiny bit, and always pat it don't don't rub or stroke. Then let it dry (very important!). Don't blend anything into it while it is wet or you might have streaks. The ingredients are really impressive, and so good for your skin. I don't know why ELF is selling a nearly identical item in the mineral line for 2 dollars more, and less in the container. I don't see how it could be any better! Give the wrinkle refiner a try, it a great Less

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Brianna Alexis
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So no matter what type of foundation, setting spray, and translucent powder I use my skin ALWAYS gets oily/shiny and caked in my pores. I have tried a TON of remedies and no success 😕 any advice or products? Thank you!

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Hannah King
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I always use elf products for my face (besides highlighter) i start with their oil free moisturizer as my base ( which is the moisturizer I have linked here) then I use their flawless finish liquid foundation and the. Their 16 hour camo concealer and then their illuminating face pallet to contour and set the creams and liquids along with a powder blush. Keep a small compact powder for back up in case some oil shines through but that should reduce cakeyness and the oily products.

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Helloo I have oily skin and I look for a good moisturizer please Help me

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This is stuff is amazing!!

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Diana G
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Hey guys what’s the best matte primer that can control oils for a whole school day because I really hate touching up an I sometimes don’t have time to and only my t zone gets super oily thanks 💕💕

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Dana Mendia
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Lately I’ve been using This from elf and honestly I love it. I used it today and my face barley got oily. I really recommend. It’s only $8.