Monday, 7 December 2015

Instamatte || Update and Review

A while back I did a mini The Body Shop haul (here) in which I mentioned my interest in their Instamatte primer. I kept forgetting to use it and take it out with me, but I've finally given it a good run and I'm ready to make a review!

Instamatte has a firm, waxy texture that promises to smooth the skin as an oil controlling primer, as well as having the option to use over the top of make up during the day for touch ups. I've been using it instead of my usual primer and have noticed a massive difference. My T-zone is always extremely oily and it keeps the oily at bay, meaning the only place I have to touch up is my nose - which I find I constantly touch during the day anyway! I still set my foundation with a light dusting of powder, but I find that I don't have to add anything else as my skin starts to get dry and patchy.

I have tried putting Instamatte on top of my foundation during the day to touch it up, but as it's such a waxy texture I have to use the puff, which only moves my foundation around. If anyone has any ideas how I can use it on top, please leave me a comment below!

The only downside I really have to Instamatte is cleaning the sponge. It gets a little dry and crispy (you can sort of see this in the photos) after a day or two and is a little hard to clean, as the product makes everything a little slidy. 

Have you tried Instamatte? If you like any gel based primers such as Porefessional I recommend giving it a go! 

Banana Beauty



  1. it has a waxy texture? thats so weird, feel like I need to go and touch it now ahhaa. So this powder doesn't work with a brush?

    Great post, haven't tried much body shop makeup but feel as though I should give it a go.
    Annabel ♥

  2. It's not a powder, just a hard waxy primer haha :) you definitely need a sponge to put it on as it's pretty solid!

    I used to have heaps of Body Shop Products but I never go in now, it's more the website I see new things on!



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