Category: Mattefying

Hello everyone!!

I hope you’re doin’ fine today ^^

As this month (May 2013) in Indonesian Beauty Blogger is about Dull to Doll, Estee Lauder present the staffs with a Primer to start it all. Where every women can be beautiful, a correct start is essential. From their series of skincare to makeup collection, Estee Lauder has been providing us with beauty products for decades.


I’ve done the Illuminating version some time ago (Click HERE) and now, the Matte has come ^^

Details from

Prime for perfection.

Discover the power of a primer with this targeted formula that controls oil and reduces shine so makeup looks smooth, even, flawless.

Soft-vision optics minimize the look of pores and flaws to create an even canvas.

Skin-calming Green Tea and Vitamin E rebalance and perfect. Oil-free.

Ideal for Normal/Combination and Oily Skin.


  • Moisturize first.
  • Then, smooth evenly over face and blend.
  • Apply makeup.

  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free

Above is the swatch done at my hand, and on the skin it was clearly seen the difference between using Illuminating and Matte. From the ingredients, texture, color, and function, the two primer definitely gives the skin a different effect. But both feel comfortable on the skin.

I know a swatch won’t be enough for you ^^ below is me using the products at my face.


Here’s illuminating.

Illuminating, when I want to boost radiance and ‘charming’ effect, hence that’s why there’s a sticker of princes(s) charming ^^ perfect for usage in an aircon room all day long or during traveling to dry climate. Where the skin need more moist effect. So the skin looks like there’s a luminous glow from within. A perfect light base before foundation, best to be used with the series that help the skin to look pearly glow, healthy glow, or natural glow, it’s your choice.

Pearly glow: pair it up with brightening products and makeup. Use makeup that contains glistening/sparkling powders.

Healthy glow: Use a CC Cream after the primer, a light moisturizing loose powder and a touch of colorful makeup for the spring.

Natural glow: Use a BB Cream after the primer, add compact powder and loose powder, earth colored makeup is suitable afterwards.

Or any kind of glow you want, imagination is the key ^^


Here’s matte.

Matte, when I want to stay active (hence the dancing me sticker ^^) without that oily/greasy look. The primer help my skin to stay matte longer and better. Hmm, it appears like my skin looks whiter/fairer too since I think the primer help reducing the redness from the calming properties. The powder stays on longer and the skin does feels fresher. Suitable to be used with other mattefying product but careful not to over-dry the skin.

Matte finish is sought after for those with oily skin type, but a primer alone wont be enough. Always drink plenty of water throughout the day so the skin stays hydrated hence no need to overcompensate with oils from within. A hydrating moisturizer and skincare with water-based ingredients also encourage to be used before the primer.

A matte look can be attained by adding foundation/BB Cream, compact and loose powder. Use an oil blotter no more than 1-2 times a day or only when necessary.

Don’t forget to clean the makeup thoroughly 2x day and always go to bed with a clean moisturized skin. An overused makeup will lead the skin dehydrated, clogged and dull.

Thank you Estee Lauder Indonesia.

This is the first Nu Skin product that I’ve used and reviewed 🙂 At first I kinda doubt when a certain magazine handed me these (yup, not just one product but several) it’s just I never heard of the brand before but apparently after googling about Nu Skin it seems like they’ve been around for 27 years. And as seen on the picture above, I’ve been using the product for a while (half bottle down now), so here’s the review:

Nu Skin Skin pH Balance Mattefying Toner are made for combination to oily skin, and yup, it’s not really my skin type, so I don’t blame on the product when it’s kinda drying for me. The good news is that if you have an combination to oily skin you’ll find this product help mattefying your skin as it does to my sometime oily t-zone. Another good news is that they are still gentle to my dry cheeks. Gentle, but not needed as they are so dry already. So normally I just use moisturizer that is really hydrating for my skin after this toner.

The product is a kinda light blue in color with white powdery thingy on the bottom that you need to shake before use. Then the result is a cloudy milky light blue liquid like shown above. The scent is mild and faintly, I don’t think anyone would ever mind since it is far from annoying but I can’t figure it out between fresh or fruity, it is somewhere in between. The white mineral powder is oil absorbing alright, it gives me a light matte effect too.

Please do read the details I found on

pH Balance Mattefying Toner Combination to Oily Skin

Mengurangi kilap pada kulit dan penampilan pori –pori. Mengandung ekstrak strawberry untuk membantu mengurangi tampilan pori –pori  yang terlihat nyata serta membuat kulit. Bubuk mineral penyerap minyak memberikan hasil bebas kilap dengan segera. 150ml


Will I keep using the product? Nope, my skin don’t need it. But I do recommend it for those suffering from combination (normal and oily) to oily skin. I gave this toner to my husband now, which he have oily skin and they’ll have a great relationship ^__^

Will I keep trying other Nu Skin products? Yes, and next it will be something that suitable for my skin type.