Mamamia’s Tried and Tested series is your weekly review of the latest to hit our desks in beauty, health and wellness. You won’t find any #sponsored content here, just honest, relatable and independent advice. This week, Beauty and Health Editor Erin Docherty reviews Rae Morris Invisible Mattifier.
As someone with the moisture level of an actual raisin, powder makeup is something my skin doesn't like. It clings to dry patches, feels like I'm wearing a mask, and doesn't blend well. I'm breaking out in hives just thinking about it.
Over the years, I've concluded that base powder just isn't for dry skin. Which is a shame, really. While a little bit of shine is great (makes you looks natural!) I have certain areas of my face that are just a wee bit too shiny.
Watch: You know what I also tried? Lube. On my face. Post continues below.
But then makeup artist Hilary Holmes taught me that dry skin can and should use powder. She told me I just hadn't found The One.
But the search for an anti-shine powder that actually sits nicely on dry skin turns out to be a serious TASK.
I had some front-runners (honourable mention to ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Ultimate Blurring Setting Powder) — but they just didn't last and still don't look great on my face (patchy) (weird) (not like skin).