Review: Givenchy Mister Mat Foundation Primer

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 • Permalink • 

Givenchy Mister Mat Foundation Primer
Givenchy Mister Mat Primer

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Smoother skin, longer lasting foundation, and effortlessly matte skin. A pretty lofty promise for any skincare regimen, but all wrapped up in one product? Sounds almost too good to be true. But, that's exactly what the newest product from Givenchy aims to accomplish.

Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer is a skin primer that can be used alone or under makeup. Mister Mat contains ingredients that are designed to both soften and hydrate skin, and work to control sebum production. But, does it really work? Two Stiletto Jungle contributors took Mister Mat for a test drive to see if it would live up to the hype.

"I never knew the benefits of using foundation primer until I got the opportunity to review this product. This primer has a fabulous non-greasy texture that makes if very easy to apply all over my face. As I am spreading it around, it seems to naturally blend into my skin, giving it a fresh, non-oily feeling. It is definitely 'mattifying.' It's non-sticky and oddly it made it very comfortable to use liquid foundation. Throughout the day, I noticed that the usual shine I get decreased. Thanks to my great experience with this product, I don't think I would use liquid foundation without primer again."
-- Po C., Merced, California

"I love, love, loved my Givenchy Mister Mat. Not only did it even out my skin tone but it made my face feel like satin. My makeup lasted all day with no touch ups needed and it appeared to have reduced some fine lines. I have normal to dry skin and it did not dry my skin out the way I thought it might. I enjoyed this product so much that I went to Sephora and bought it. Thank you Stiletto for a new and much needed product."
-- Jennifer P., Long Beach, California