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Jun 26 2017

FACEatelier Ultra Matte Mist

I bought this.

Faceatelier Ultra Matte mist review on BeautyJudy

This isn’t a long review with lots of pictures, but I think it’s worth a quick overview!

At The Makeup Show NYC, I stopped by the FACEatelier booth. I can’t for the life of me remember who recommended it, but someone told me about their mattifying mist and since I’ve been struggling with an oil slick on my T-zone by the afternoon most days, I knew I had to give it a shot.

Here’s the description from the website:

“Innovative Ultra Matte is the first ever silicone-based spray mattifier that allows you to banish shine before, during and after makeup application without dulling the skin. Its revolutionary formula also contains optical blurring pigments that provide microscopic reflection, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles for an overall softer, more youthful appearance. The silicone formula is heat, moisture and sebum resistant.”

Ingredients are: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone cross polymer, silica, dimethicone, trimethysiloxysilicate, phenoxyethanol. FACEatelier describes these two key ingredients in the spray:

“Cyclopentasiloxane – A member of the silicone family, this ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable.  It gives skin a silky feel and acts as a mild water repellant by forming a protective barrier. It also fills in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face, smoother, younger look.

Isododecane – A hydrocarbon ingredient often used as an emollient in skin care products. Thanks to its low viscosity and density, it has a high spreadability and is essentially weightless when applied on the skin.”

For those who only buy cruelty-free, FACEatelier is Leaping Bunny and PETA approved.

The most unique characteristic of this spray is how it feels on the skin. The first time I sprayed it, I kept spraying and spraying because I literally could not feel it on my skin. It is so fine, and sprays dry, that you can barely feel it. It’s a unique sensation!

I hold this spray approximately 12 inches from my face and use it sometimes before my makeup application, after moisturizers. And then I add another layer after my foundation.

If you’re a makeup artist, this spray is perfect for use with HD – it won’t flashback like powder will.

If you do find yourself oily midday, you can spray some of this on and after a few minutes your skin will look matte.

The 4 oz bottle of this spray retails for $44 here on the FACEatelier site. I did not pay full price because of show discounts, but after using it on and off since the first weekend of May, I can tell you that I would buy this again.

Have you ever heard of this spray? Do you have issues with oil during the day and seek solutions?

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Ooh I want to try this! Sounds great!

    • BeautyJudy

      It really is!

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    I haven’t heard of this spray but I have heard some amazing things about the brand, especially their foundation!

    • BeautyJudy

      I want to try their foundation next!

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    You had me at ultra matte! My face is so oily that ultra matte probably means dewy to it LOL. I’ve heard a lot about Face Atelier, though I haven’t tried any of their products yet.

    • BeautyJudy

      I think you would love this, and I have started spraying before Foundation the last couple days, then either a second time after foundation and a third when makeup is complete or just when makeup is complete.

  • marciaf

    I have liked most of the Face Atelier products I’ve tried and this sounds like another good one.

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Glad you found something that works–I need a hydrating spray rather than mattifying.

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m so grateful for the variety among sprays and primers to meet all our different needs!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Haven’t tried this yet, I would love to one day

    • BeautyJudy

      I highly recommend it!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    The ingredients sound really amazing. I could use the filler aspect of it. I’ve gotta learn to be able to stand spraying myself in the face so I can use things like this. Altho I could probably spray it into my hands and pat on after moisturizer/before foundation. Hmmmm

    • BeautyJudy

      I wonder how that would feel. I literally can’t feel this as I spray it on, because it sprays dry. I wonder if spraying it on hands first you feel it more! I’ll have to see!