Murad's MattEffect

Time (not to) shine with Murad's MattEffect Blotting Perfector 


Struggle with oily or shiny skin? Me too, but I’ve found something that’s helped me overcome the daily battle to keep my complexion under control.

Skin gurus Murad have launched a new product that sees the company dipping their toe slightly into the cosmetics market with their MattEffect Blotting Perfector (£32 RRP).

This is a little godsend for those of us who spend our days dabbing powder onto our t-zones in a bid to avoid the appearance of teenage-esque skin. In my 30s, I hoped those days were past me, but alas... 

The product comes in a cute little compact, complete with mirror, which is handy for touch-ups on the go.

I was surprised to find a moist solution within, as most products that tackle shine tend to come in a powder form. But this liquid-based formula instantly dries after being dabbed on problem areas using the puff in the compact, and turns into a mattifying powder, quickly absorbing any oil and creating a lovely smooth base. It makes it really easy to apply, without overdoing it and creating any sort of 'chalky' effect. 

I liked it best when applying after my day cream and before makeup, but I also found it perfect for dabbing during the day if touch-ups (rarely needed now) were required. 

Murad’s MattEffect Blotting Perfector also helps to minimise pores, thanks to the formula’s ‘Soft Focus Mattifying Spheres’. 

And even better, this product is ideal for post-workout touch-ups as the antimicrobial applicator actually cools and refreshes, lowering skin temperature - ideal for calming flushing! 

What’s not to love?  

Check out for more details and to see the full Murad range. 


Words by Gill Harvey

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