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This is a universal powder substitute for anyone concerned with shine and oil build-up. If you are concerned with the way powder makes your skin look dry, chalky and unnatural, you will love how imperceptibly AutoMatte helps smooth out the look of fine lines and pores, takes away excess shine and oil while leaving skin looking and feeling like velvet. As a touch up over makeup, it leaves makeup looking fresh and undisturbed.

AutoMatte is a powderless, imperceptible mattifier and skin appearance smoother. Available in one universal shade, it can be used as a primer, with or without makeup, to help limit shine and oil build up and also as a touch-up throughout the day. Non-drying and non-caking, AutoMatte's weightless and breathable veil provides a soft-focus effect that leaves skin looking naturally smooth. The formula's visible brightening properties soothe the complexion's appearance.

AutoMatte Balm Benefits

  • For most skin tones, types and ages
  • Key ingredients: white water lily extract, skin conditioner, emollients
  • Mattifies the skin's appearance
  • Absorbs excess oils
  • Will not crease or cake
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Visibly brightens and soothes
  • Weightless and breathable
  • Blurs visible skin imperfections
  • Blue balm, goes on clean
  • Portable compact with mirror and sponge
  • Made in Canada

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

Face    

Applying Foundation
1. Always start with clean hands and a freshly cleansed face.
2. Apply your day moisturizer (preferably one that contains an SPF). Next, you can apply a primer for a smoother base. This is an optional step, but one worthy of considering for a more youthful appearance. A few drops of primer will smooth the appearance and texture of your complexion, as well as fill in fine lines - the perfect base for your foundation. It also helps to extend the longevity of your face and eye makeup, prevents eye shadow from creasing, and maintains an overall fresh appearance for as long as you wear your makeup.
3. Allow the moisturizer and/or primer to absorb a few minutes before continuing on to the foundation application. If necessary, you might want to blot any excess moisturizer with a tissue.
4. Address your under eye circles, shadows and imperfections with a concealer. Pat it on with a light finger so that it blends well.
5. You may use your fingers, a foundation brush or makeup sponge to apply the foundation. First, apply a few dots of your preferred liquid foundation to your nose, forehead, cheeks and chin. Continue to blend while avoiding a heavy application to the jawline and hairline (also known as a line of demarcation).
6. Once the foundation is blended, use either a translucent powder or one that matches your complexion to set the foundation. This also serves to absorb oils that cause your face to shine.
7. If you want a more natural look or have great skin, you can simply address specific areas that require coverage by applying your foundation to precise spots or areas. If you want to wear foundation that looks exceptionally natural and dewy, consider a tinted moisturizer. They're considerably sheer, yet provide a little coverage for uneven skin tone.

Cheeks

Choose a blush color that mimics the color of your cheeks when they're flushed from the cold, you've exercised or have blushed. You can also use your lip color as a guide. Blush can be applied before foundation for a subtle hint, but it's usually applied after foundation and face powder.

Cream vs. Powder vs. Gel
This is a personal preference, but usually powder suits combination and oily skin, whereas cream works well with dry skin. Tinted gels and liquids are outstanding for oilier skins.
Using a professional grade blush brush, run the bristles over the pan of makeup, shake off excess powder and apply to the apples of your cheeks. Blend if necessary. If you're using a gel or cream based blush, use your middle finger and highlight the apples of your cheeks. Blend well.
If you need additional color across your face, apply bronzer to the bridge of your nose, forehead and chin.

Bronzer:
The key to purchasing bronzer is to choose a color one to two shades darker than your skin tone. If you have an extremely light complexion, you might want to choose one shade darker. Conversely, if you have a darker skin tone, a shade that is twice as dark as your skin tone will most likely provide the impact that you desire.

  • Fair/medium skin: Rose or peach based bronzer
  • Olive skin: Copper or earthy toned bronzer
  • Dark brown skin: Rich chocolate toned bronzer with warm or cool undertones

    Face Tools

  • Foundation Brush: Used for the application of foundation to the face, this brush is usually made from synthetic materials. It has a rounded spatula shaped head that ensures even coverage.
  • Concealer Brush: Used for the application of concealer, this is a smaller version of the foundation brush. It is designed to address finer details like covering spots, blemishes, hyper-pigmented areas, and nooks and corners around your eyes and nose.
  • Powder Brush: The largest of the brushes, its robust head is crafted with very soft fibers for the even distribution of loose powder to the face.
  • Blush Brush: A smaller rendition of the powder brush, the blush brush has a rounded or tapered/sloped tip. It is used to add color definition - like shimmers, blush or bronzer - to the face and cheeks.

  • How To Use

    As a traditional powder substitute over bare skin, just rub or pat on using a sponge/brush/finger over the desired area to take away excess shine. As a traditional powder substitute over makeup, it is best not to rub the skin's surface as makeup could come off. When using the provided sponge, a press and roll motion is ideal to take the shine away and lock into place existing makeup. Veiling one small area at a time, reload every 2-3 press-roll motions for optimized results. When touching up with a clean finger, gently rub to warm up the mattifier surface then pat onto skin wherever shine needs neutralizing. When using a brush, load up the bristles by rubbing back and forth the AutoMatte surface, then pat gently onto the shiny skin area.

    Average Days of Supply: 60.

    Ingredients

    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Isododecane, Silica, Nylon 12, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Nymphaea Alba, Tocopheryl Acetate May Contain (+/-) Ultramarines