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Aug 26, 2009

Benefit Matterial Girl Review and Swatches

One of my client's came into my office today and said he heard on the new that it was the hottest day of the year. Honestly, it's sticky outside yes and it's about 85 degrees or so but I wouldn't call it the hottest day of the year.


But it's good enough weather to test out Benefit Matterial Girl Matte Finishing Powder.

Jump for it.

Let's start by saying that Benefit always has these small little releases that simply kill it. Posietint and Coralista just to name a few. These items become instant cult classics. I love Benefit for this reason. It's not a big collection release, it's not 20 limited edition shadows, it's simply one solid release ever few months or so that rocks it.

Benefit Matterial Girl slipped by me this time and I just came across it on the website recently. Of course, I couldn't wait to test it out for myself. Did you know it's not on counter yet or at Sephora and also that's it's an Asian Exclusive that was available on Asian counters for a good while before popping up here in the states.

What is it?

Nothing huge, nothing crazy. It's simply a mattifying loose powder for setting makeup. It's for all the oily skin chicas who feel like their face is melting off. Mine isn't necessarily melting off but I can tell you that even my dry skin takes on oily and shiny with the best of 'em.

As always Benefit reigns the realm of cuteness with a sweet little package. The powder comes housed in a pale pink and white topped jar with a clear base and surrounding bows around it. This alone makes it worthy of a pick up.

A few readers asked for the ingredients list and most important of all it does contain talc but no cornstarch. Talc is commonly known for causing me to itch terribly but lucky enough this hasn't made me suffer in that direction. The secondary main ingredient is Mica.

The powder is soft, silky, and applies flawlessly. It's transparent for the most part but manages to even out my skin tone a fair bit, sets my makeup, and most important mattifies my skin.

What better day than the hottest day (supposedly) of the year to try this out? I set my makeup with it and did a few runs today around town with it on. Post Office, Bank, drop off dry cleaning, etc......I did a fair bit of walking about as well. So far my face is remaining in tact minus oil and shine. I haven't touched up yet and I'm going on about four hours of use so far, not bad for a loose powder.

So far so good.

Overall, I'm liking it. Cute packaging and shine free skin, what more could a girl want? If you're a lover of Benefit you're going to want to indulge. It's available now from

But don't buy it right now. It just launched. Wait a few and I'm positive Benefit will slip a free shipping coupon into your mail box shortly as they always do with new releases.

Are you wanting Benefit Matterial Girl?

Tell the Muse!

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Blogger jackieg02 said...

I'm hoping this will be available at Sephora or my local Benefit counter. I'd love to try it.

August 26, 2009 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Thepunkcat said...

Awww...the packaging is so cute! I would have bought one if Benefit had launched this powder before summer but now that the colder days are coming I'm not that tempted :(

August 27, 2009 at 4:29 AM  
Blogger ning * star said...

omg, the packaging is soooo cute!

August 27, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

jackie I'm sure very soon :D

August 27, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey girl how are you?

I agree...same prob for me as my skin begins to get more and more dry as the cold weather comes in. I wish it was a June release :-D I'd have gotten way more use out of it!

August 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe agreed ning!

August 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger PinkyKathy said...

OMG the packaging is really really really really cute, I wanna try. ^__^

August 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kathy!!!!

hehe packaging gets me each and everytime!

August 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

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