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Mattify Costmetics Review & Giveaway

A long, long time ago, when I was a teenager (back in the Stone Age) I used to love to wear make up. I was a teen back in the 80’s… need I say more? Big hair and blue eye shadow was all the rage. 🙂

The older I got the less make up I wore. These days I rarely wear make up at all unless I’m going out. There is no point in putting a lot of make up on just to sit around at home and work on the computer. I’m pretty sure my dog and cats don’t care what I look like. Ha Ha. If I could get a face lift Austin I certainly would. I hate the effect age has on my skin.

When I do wear make up I like to stick with the bare minimum.

Several years ago I discovered mineral make up. I fell instantly in love with it. I love how light weight it is and how easy it is to wash off. It also doesn’t clog my pores and cause me to have break outs.

I only used mineral make up as an over all face powder. I’ve never mineral make up for my eyes, blush or other reasons other than to dust across my face.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive some cosmetics from Mattify Cosmetics. I received a face powder, blush, body and face shimmer and eye shadow.

I have been using mineral face powder for years so I was interested in seeing how the Mattify face powder compared.

Mattify face powder can be used under or over your foundation. I personally don’t use a foundation. I just moisturize my skin then apply the face powder. It works fine for me. I have a very fair (pale) complexion. The face powder is enough to give my skin a shine free finish. I don’t have oily skin, but it can get shiny at times. The face powder gives me coverage and reduces any shine.

So far I have enjoyed the Mattify facial powder. It works just as well as the pricey mineral make up I’ve been buying from the drug store.

Mattify Cosmetics sent me three eyes shadows. The colors I received were Mysterious Aurora, Fields of Gold and Twilight. These eye shadows not only add color to your eyes but they can also be used as eyeliner, nail polish and lip gloss!

I am IN LOVE with Fields of Gold. It truly looks like gold dust. I love wearing it, even if I’m just running around town doing errands. I love how it adds brightness and a bit of sparkle to my eyes.

You can apply the eye shadow to get different looks. Use it dry for just a dusting of color (that is how I wear the Fields of Gold powder) or you can use it with a dampened brush for a more dramatic look.

Twilight is a much darker color. I have been using this as an eyeliner. I have an eyeliner brush that I wet and then dip into the Twilight powder. Then I gently brush it across my lash line. I mostly use it for my eye lid lashes and a little bit in the outside corner of my lower lashes.

This is the only eye liner I have been using for the past few weeks. I find that it stays on my upper lash line all day. On my bottom lash line it lasts most of the day. I think blinking might make some of it come off. I’m not complaining. I still love using it. It works well for my needs.

I was interested in the color called Mysterious Aurora. I contains a lot of shimmering colors all in one. I have used this as both an eye liner and an eye shad0w. I applied it dry becuase I think wet would make it too dark.

The jars are very small for the eye shadows. I was concerned that I would go through the jar in just a week or two but I was wrong. A little bit of powder goes a long way.

I did try the Fields of Gold powder as a lip coloring. It really does work, but the gold tinted sparkly lips just didn’t seem to suit me. 🙂 Maybe if I was going to a club or a night out with the girls I would certainly go for that look. But running around town it just made me look too made up.

I didn’t try it as a nail coloring. I bite my nails (I know, it’s a horrible habit).

Also from Mattify Cosmetics I received a blush called Harmony. Like the face powder its more of a “mat” then something to add sparkle and shine. I probably should have picked a darker color. Even though the Harmony color looks dark enough for my pale skin I think I could have gone with the next darker color. That is OK. I still use it. I love that it’s so light weight. I don’t feel like I’m wearing any make up at all.

Lastly I recevied another product that I really love. It’s a sparkling body shimmer that you can use on your face or your body. I LOVE this stuff! I use a spray on bottle shimmer almost every day. Call me crazy but I love how body shimmers add some sparkle to your skin. I don’t use a lot. Just a little.

Unlike the spray I can use the Mattify Cosmetics Body Shimmer on my face and body. It’s light weight too. Just a little dusting is all you need.

Price wise you can’t beat Mattify Cosmetics. You could easily spend a small fortune on similar make up at your local beauty store or drug store. Mattify Cosmetics are great for people like me who are on a budget and need  to make very penny count. Eye shadow is only $4.99 and the body shimmer is only $6.99 to give you an example. They last a long time too. You only need to use a little bit at a time.

FYI… make sure to tighten the lids on well. If one opens up it can be very messy, as it would be with any mineral powder. My daughter used some of my body shimmer and didn’t screw the lid on good enough and it opened up in my cosmetic bag. Thankfully only a little bit came out.

If you would like to check other the other cosmetics Mattify Cosmetics offers visit www.MattifyCosmetics.com. You can find some handy make up and beauty tips on their site too.

Mattify Cosmetics has generously offered to give a lucky winner a cosmetic bag filled with three eye shadows, a facial powder, blush, body shimmer and brush in the same colors I received. This an almost $50.00 value! Thank you Mattify Cosmetics. *The cosmetic bag might be a different design/color.

To enter please comment on which product you are most anxious to try out.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on February 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name and mailing address. Failure to do so will result in a new winner will be chosen in their place.

Other great giveaways can be found on the right side bar under “Win It”.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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  1. I would love to try the Fields of Gold eyeshadow, that looks so stunning.

  2. The gold shadow looks cool. I’d like to try that!

  3. Field of Gold looks amazing! And so versatile. Perfect for spring and summer!

  4. Wow! I would so love to try that base powder. I am allergic to most makeups, but the minerals are great fir me. Unfortunately we are broke and I have no way of affording them. My husband is looking for work while I am disabled…no makeup. This is the one thing that I can do to make myself feel pretty and worth it…worthy of DH’s affection, worthy of my kids’ love.

    Here’s hoping I cam win!
    Rachael

  5. Fields of Gold eyeshadow for sure!

  6. I can’t wait to try the eye shadow.

  7. I would love to try the facial powder.

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  9. Angie Bailey says

    I’d love to try the body shimmer.

  10. I would most want to try the mineral face(really want to try the whole kit) but I will settle for the one.

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  12. Vianey Caldwell says

    I’d LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOVE to try the Mysterious Aurora eye shadow. I’m still an 80’s girl. Sometimes. LOL

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  14. i am most excited to try the facial powder.

  15. I’d love to try the eye shadows.

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  18. I would like to try the darker eyeshadow for eye liner!

  19. I want to try the face powder!

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  22. elven johnson says

    My pick is Fields of Gold powder.

  23. elven johnson says

    I would like to try Mattify! Powder for Sensitive Skin – Vegan.

  24. crystle tellerday says

    eye shadows

  25. tamra childers says

    I would so love to try that base powder

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  28. Fields of Gold eyeshadow

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  30. I’d also like to try the Summer Storm eye shadow

  31. The body shimmer looks really cool- love the bold colors! Thanks!

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  34. I want to try the eye colors

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  36. paige chandler says

    I want to try the face powder.

  37. I like how you described the Fields of Gold eyeshadow and would want to try that.

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  40. would love to try the body shimmer!

  41. I’d love to try the powder. I wear very minimal makeup, but I’d love to try something to get rid of the shine 🙂

  42. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I am most anxious to try Fields of Gold powder.

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  44. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I want to try the Strawberry Wine blush.

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  47. jessica todd says

    i am an eyeshadow freak, so any of those colors would be lovely to try out!

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  49. jessica todd says

    i’d like to try the bronzer, too

  50. I would love to try the facial powder.

  51. I would love to try the eye shadows… love they have multiple uses! So neat.

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  55. I am most excited about the Fields of Gold Powder.
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  57. I would love to try their Purple Haze Powder.
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  58. i would love to try the face pwoder and the body shimmer
    like you i don’t do too much makeup, i like to keep it simple
    heard a lot about mineral makeup but never got to try.
    Mattify cosmetics seems within a budget range, not too pricey

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  60. ShellieAndBrutus says

    I really want to try the Fields of Gold eyeshadow. Would look great in the summer when I am tan.
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  62. ShellieAndBrutus says

    I’d like to try the Strawberry-Wine blush.

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  65. Ashley Morrissey says

    I realllly would love to try the powder and blush!!

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  66. Ashley Morrissey says

    I’ve had my eye on Mattify Powder for Oily Skin for awhile now!!

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  68. i’m ready to try the body shimmer

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  70. Im most anxious to try the face powder

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  72. i’d love to try their transparent face powder for oily skin

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  74. I really want to try that Mattify. Looks interesting

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  78. mary creekmore says

    Would love to try the face powder.

  79. I love the Mysterious Aurora shadow

  80. visited the site and I also like the Mattify! Body Shimmer

  81. I follow on twitter – @karlatrx

  82. Fields of Gold eyeshadow sounds fabulous!

  83. Email subscriber

  84. I would like to try body shimmer.

  85. I would really like to try the Fields of Gold powder.

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  89. Mattify face powder

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  93. Earth Angel Eyeshadow

  94. I like to try Mattify! Powder for Sensitive Skin

  95. I’m most excited to try the blush!

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  99. fields of gold sounds great from your description 🙂

  100. fields of gold for sure! so shiny….

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  103. I would love to try their facial powder.

  104. I want to try the eyeshadows, the colors are so vibrant and amazing

  105. The blush looks great

  106. Debbie Hogue says

    I think the mattify powder would be the fiirst thing I would try

  107. Lucy Schwartz says

    I would like to try the Mysterious Aurora as an eye shadow. I wear a lot of blues and this should be a good match.

  108. I most want to try their blush.

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  110. I would like to try the blush

  111. Paula Tavernie says

    The gold shadow looks wild would love to try!

  112. melissa Resnick says

    the Fields of Gold eyeshadow

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  114. I really want to try the facial powder.

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  118. Azslyn Cole says

    I am anxious to try out the eyeshadows =}

  119. Christina Sparks says

    Body shimmer

  120. I would love to try the Fields of Gold eyeshadow

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  123. Fields of Gold eyeshadow for me

  124. I’d like to try the Fields of Gold eyeshadow!

  125. I’m most excited to try the Facial Powder!
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  127. I would like to try the Mattify! Tinted Powder for Oily Skin in Fair/Medium.
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    I would love to try the gold shadow.

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    I’m most interested in trying the face powder.

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    I’d love the facial powder.

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  136. would love to try the eyeshadow. esp. the gold 🙂

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  138. id most love to try the facial powder

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  140. id love to try the Mattify! Tinted Powder
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  142. I have decided that you can never have too many eye shadow colors to try! <3 eye shadow!

  143. they all look great–the facial powder to see how that works

  144. email/rss subscriber thanks

  145. I wanna try that fields of gold powder

  146. I’d love to try their facial powder!

  147. I’d also like to try their bronzer

  148. I’m an email subscriber

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  150. Twilight eye shadow

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  152. I would like to try Mattify Cosmetics powder blush

  153. I would most like to try the Mattify Face Powder.

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  155. I would also like to try the Long Lasting Blush.

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  157. I would be excitied to get the face powder

  158. I would love to try the face powder

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  161. I would like to try copper penny eyeshadow

  162. jennifer markerink says

    My little girl is in dance and has to wear make-up the gld would look beautiful on her and she shines in the light on stage!

  163. shirley pebbles says

    I want to try the Twilight as a pencil like you did. I think that would look awesome.

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  165. shirley pebbles says

    I would also like to try the Purple Haze eye shadow

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  171. Marcy Strahan says

    I am most excited to try their facial powder!

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  176. Marcy Strahan says

    I would love to try the Mattify! Original Powder for Combination Skin Transparent Powder & Mattify Long Lasting Blush- Harmony & Fair/Medium Skin Face Powder!

  177. katie coriston says

    the eye shadow is my favorite! beautiful colors!!

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  178. katie coriston says

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  179. The face powder.

  180. I’m an email subscriber.

  181. I’m looking forward to trying the Harmony blush!

  182. I subscribe via email!

  183. I’d also love to try their Earth Angel eye shadow…nice & neutral!

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