If there was a competition for oily skin I would probably win. After my change in medication I became an OIL SLICK… and went from a combo/oily skin type to straight up grease ball. So if there’s a new product, made with good skincare ingredients that claims to mattify… you know I’ll be on top of it. Will this help me from going through 4+ blotting sheets a day???
This product is supposed to be liquid blotting! (What?!) I believe Coverfx was the first brand to come up with the idea… but don’t quote me on that! (And the coverfx is just …. all silicone and you know my skin hates silicone) Click here for a list of silicone free products
It has a bunch of fancy ingredients including Marshmallow powder and you’re supposed to use it over make up for touch ups (hence the cushion type applicator). It does not specifically say you can’t use it under make up on the Sephora website so that is what I decided to test today! I have used it over make up… and it works OK, but I had issues with parts of my foundation coming off if my skin wasn’t ULTRA oily when using this to blot. When using to blot, it works well with some foundations… not so well with others… so my favorite way to use it is as a primer.
This product comes in a cushion compact which is pretty unique for a primer. Murad isn’t exactly a brand known for make up items either. The packaging is a little bulky, but comes with a nice sized mirror. The product itself is very runny and liquidy, and easily picked up on the applicator sponge with light patting.
It smells nice and dries to a matte finish on my skin! Let’s take a look at the before & after
Just Primer on 1 side
With powder Foundation with SPF
4 hour check in
Just one blot on my nose shows how much oil I have accumulated… it’s about equal on both sides, it just looks better on the MURAD side.
8 hour check in
Look at dat oil! It’s the end of the day… nothing survives on my face… My skin does look a little shiny on the NON murad side, especially on the sides of the nose.
I really like this primer because…. it doesnt break me out! It doesnt have traditional silicones in it (and I’m very sensitive to silicones). I’ve been wearing this primer everyday, and it really extends the wear of my foundation. The only negative is that it’s super expensive… $38 for not a lot of product. I don’t use as much because the formula is really watery, but I will be on the personal hunt for a primer that does similar things.
You should know that I am NOT a fan of this product as a blotting product… it totally peels off the foundation I have underneath.
Final rating: 4.75 stars out of 5!
******FULL DISCLOSURE: This are my personal experiences and thoughts. I am not being paid by the brand or the company to review this product or talk about any claims. This product was not sent to me. I have no affiliation or monetary gain at stake for rating this product highly or poorly.*******