A matte-ifying cream that acts like a powder, M·A·C Matte adds a sheer, no-shine matte texture in one smooth layer. May be used on bare or made-up skin. Use a latex sponge or a 252 Large Shader Brush to apply over the entire face or in the T-zone to reduce the appearance of shine. Apply M·A·C Matte after moisturizer, but before foundation to prime the skin for makeup. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation applies smoothly and effortlessly over top of M·A·C Matte.
I can't blame the product, I do have a pretty oily t-zone, so if you're extra oily I would be sure to carry some powder in your makeup bag. However, I think it's a really good primer. Smooths out my skin very nicely. This product will definitely not go to waste :-)
This product does matte my oily t-zone and it is great to wear under or over foundation; however, it is not long lasting at all. In fact, I still have to touch up with finishing powder as much as if I didn't use it at all. That disappointed me with this product. I ended up not using it much at all after the first couple of weeks and just kept it on hand for a quick touch up before photos because it does matte down instantly and doesn't show up in a photo.
I bought this product a few days ago because I wanted to test it out on my combo skin. I thought the presentation from the MAC MUA was very well pleasing. I usually have to powder my t-zone a few times a day without this primer. I have only had to powder once while wearing this...it doesn't completely blot the oil but it does enough to not have you worrying about frying chicken on your nose...
This product makes my face smooth, smoothes fines lines, keeps my make up matte, doesn't grease me up, lasts all day and I'm a very happy woman. I will repurchase this product again. a lil goes a long way this product too.
I have only been using it for a short while but I will say that it does leave my skin feeling smooth but I do have to powder up after a while. I dont need to use a primer when I use this because I feel it does the job of just that.