REVIEW | L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder + Giveaway

I have been using this product for quite some time now and the results are just something worth sharing. I am just happy I was able to try this out and see how it can do wonders on my face.

What I am talking about is this newest powder from the brand L'Oreal Paris. This is the Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder which was launched early this year and is now available in the leading department stores nationwide for Php499 each. You can also buy a refill for Php399. This as SPF 34 PA +++ so you don't need to worry about getting exposed to the sun.

The packaging is something that first caught my attention. The box looks stunning and expensive. It gave me the thought that this product is going to be really expensive since the box isn't cheap looking at all. But I was wrong. It is completely affordable. The compact is very sturdy and I am loving the purplish-pink color which makes it look girly yet classy. It is made out of plastic but doesn't feel cheap at all.

You will get a nice-sized mirror perfect for touch ups because you can definitely see your face in there. Plus, it has a sponge that is really helpful and not flimsy at all. It feels quite rubbery but doesn't smell like one. I can totally ditch my powder brush and use this instead. Another thing I find nice is the separate compartment for the sponge. It just makes it hygienic.

As I have mentioned in my other reviews, I appreciate when the packaging shows ingredients, expiry and/or manufacturing dates. This has a shelf life of 24 months but I think I will hit the pan in no time.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Vanilla Ivory (left without flash; right with flash)[/caption]

It is available in five shades and mostly are yellow toned and suited for every Filipina.

The shade I used for myself is G1 Vanilla Ivory (the one I swatched). I think it is the perfect match for my skin tone. The powder is fine and feels really smooth when applied. It is not powdery because it is well-pressed on to its pan. It gives medium coverage and can be used on its own.

It has a very faint smell that you can only notice when you really put it very close to your nose. But most likely, you will not notice it.

See the claims? Primes, covers and perfects! It's like hitting three birds with one stone. Combo 3x! Thanks to its Volcanic Perlite Infusion that helps the powder absorb sebum. I placed the powder to the test. Let's see what happened. See the video below to know how I applied the powder and to know my first impression verdict.

The left photo shows my bare face (eyebrows defined already) and the right with the L'Oreal Mat Magique Powder in Vanilla Ivory and my other makeup as well. As you can see, it covered pretty much all the imperfections even without foundation or bb cream underneath. But I noticed that my broken capillaries on the cheek area are still peeking through (refer to the video). It gives medium coverage but I love how it evened out my skin tone without making me look cakey or too white. Application was easy. I used the sponge it came with because I know it will give me better coverage than using a brush.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Left - after 5 hours; Right - after blotting[/caption]

After 5 hours, I noticed my nose getting a bit shiny but I did not feel heavy or too oily. I just needed to blot the oil away and after that, I feel like the powder is still doing its job on giving coverage so that imperfections won't be seen. I can still see the blush and contour powder which is actually a good sign hence, I did not retouch at all.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Left - after 12 hours ; Right - after blotting[/caption]

After 12 hours, it felt like the powder has faded and oil is visible already. But after blotting, I still feel like I have powder on. It faded on the areas I normally touch like the sides of the nose and under eye areas but I still feel pretty decent with how my face looks. If I needed to wear makeup for more than 12 hours and I will use this as my base, I think touch up is needed. But within the 12 hours or using this alone, I am pretty satisfied.

Here, I used it to set a bb cream. I used a powder brush instead because I don't want to add too much coverage since the bb cream already did that. This is the look after 12 hours. I had to retouch the powder once just because I feel like the coverage is slightly fading. I am not sure if it is because of the bb cream or the weather.

When I used the product alone, I did not retouch but after 12 hours, you can already see the dark area under my eyes. When I used this product with a BB cream, I felt the need to touch up but after 12 hours, my under eye area is not as dark. So I guess the BB cream made me a bit oilier but touching up mid of the day helped with hiding the imperfections. I guess it is safe to say that with my skin condition which is combination to oily, I can skip retouch and just blot the oil away but if I want to maximize the coverage it gives, touching up once will definitely help.

What I like: 

  • Classy packaging

  • Comes with a sponge that also has a separate compartment

  • Fine and nice pressed powder; not too powdery

  • Almost no scent at all

  • Nice shade selection especially for Asian skin

  • Has SPF 34 PA +++

  • Ingredients and manufacturing date present

  • Gives medium coverage

  • Did not make me feel too oily within 12 hours of using the product

  • Affordable

  • Available locally

  • Also sold in refills

What I don’t like:

  • I find the refill slightly expensive for Php399


  • Packaging: 5/5

  • Texture: 5/5

  • Scent: 5/5

  • Shade selection: 4/5

  • Coverage: 4/5

  • Lasting power/oil control: 4/5

  • Availability: 4/5

  • Affordability: 4/5

Overall rating: 4.3/5

As you can see, I am giving this product a really good rating. I love it to bits but I cannot give it a perfect one simply because I think there are still room for improvements. But, as of the moment, this is my go to powder. I love the fact that I can use this alone and still look as if I applied a foundation or BB cream underneath. I love this product to the point that I bought one and gave it to my mom. She needs to try it as well. For sure, I will be buying refills.

So that is it for my review of the L'Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder. I hope I am able to give you the details you are looking for in a review. Let us now move on to the fun part, THE GIVEAWAY!

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This giveaway will run for two weeks and is open to Philippine residents only. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced on my Facebook page so be sure to follow my page.

Want more chances of winning? I am also giving away one to a Youtube subscriber. Click this link to head over to the YouTube giveaway.

Thanks for taking time in reading this review and also for joining the giveaway. See you next time!



Disclaimer: Product provided for review purposes. Reviews are based on my experience with the product.


  1. Email:

    I want to win because I want to experience l'oreal paris mat magique based on the review it is so awesome made me curious about the product .

  2. email:

    nerissa joy buenafe

    gusto ko manalo kc gsto ko ma try yang foundation na yan kc looks promising lalo na sa oily skin at madami na rin ako naririnig na review about this product.kya sa palarin na manalo at ma try nman.hehe!

  3. Juvy Ann Lazo
    juvy ann (dot) lazo (at) gmail (dot) com

    Powder is a must for me because I tend to get oily in no time! I would love to experience the magic of Mat Magique to help me with my oily problems! Would love not to retouch all the time!

    Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  4. Maria Fernandez BC

    I want to win because I want to try a new products from L'Oreal especially their L’Oreal Mat Magique All-In-On Matte Transforming Powder .. :) I've read a lot of good reviews about this product. I want to experience that oo.

    Thank you

  5. Marian April Pang -

    I want to win this because I wan to try it myself and compared with my other compact foundation that has SPF :)

  6. Maria Mirasol Papa

    I want to win because my skin is very sensitive, and i'm really having a hard time to find which powder will fit to my skin. I wanted to try this L'Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte. I think this will transform the new me :)

  7. Marielle Ong

    I need base makeup that can PERFORM. I'm continuously moving, going from the humid heat to cool indoors, so I need a matte that will stay matte all day.

  8. Dapat manalo ako ng L'Oreal Mat Magique powder kasi nagustuhan ko ang review mo,Base sa experinced mo kaya gusto ko din po matry sa sarili ko for free muna para bang sample muna bago bili =) thanks!

  9. Ann Cagalingan
    I should win this product from Loreal, because i want to experience that certain magic, i will be happy to know the truth once i us these products, i think it's great because of your video that i watched, but i hope that i get to use it too!

  10. i love how you detailedly reviewed this product. Such effortful/detailed/and very good review :)

    kat ciolo

  11. Franchesca Yambao

    I need to stay 12 hour matte and shine free everyday, since the puberty stage is full of flaw outbreaks such as pimples, black and white heads, oily skin, and worst pimple scars!!! I really need to stay shine free and have a matte polished face all day because I have an oily face, winning MAT magique would be the greatest magic I will experience in my life... Oh how happy am I to just imagine looking my face in front of the mirror seeing my face flawless and shine free would be heaven!!! Plus it will boost my confidence to face the world with my head up high.

  12. Jenina Tuazon

    i want to win this because i want to stay pretty just like you.

  13. The effects of this product are incredible! Thanks for sharing such an amazing product and for the giveaway <3

    I'm a new follower and I look forward to reading more from you! :)

    because i badly need this for my oily face .This will be a big help for me by giving me a 12 hour matte and oiliness free ..and the fact that it will have less retouching or re applying too..

  15. mercy grace delacruzFebruary 16, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Mercy grace Dela Cruz

    I hope to win and try the Magique of Loreal. I need to stay 12 hour matte and shine free cos a busy mom I don't have retouch all the time. Thanks for the review it really helped me a lot to choose the best for me.

  16. I love how the compact last on the face and the mate finish! Hope to win.

    Riyalyn Gatdula

  17. Mona Tumbaga-VerdidaFebruary 16, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    Mona Liza Verdida

    Any product from L'Oreal Paris is promising and known to give nice results so I'm really eager to try one of these powders!

  18. Name: ivafer cruz
    Email Add:
    Why should you win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder? As a busy mom it seems that most of the time i dont have the priviledge to spend countless minutes in front of the mirror to apply makeup etc. And i think this L'Oreal Mat Magique powder will be my best buddy. It will help me look fresh and beautiful all day even with busy schedules. Hope to WIN!

  19. Mehriel Aviles

    I want to win this product because I want to try if this product can help me / for my skin. I heard many good reviews about this product :) HOPE I WIN! :)

  20. Name: Maria Carla Perez


    I would love to win L'Oreal Mat Magique powder because i read do much good reviews about and im curious to use it myself .

  21. Ma. Elinor Semira
    maydoll0513 at gmail dot com
    I should win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder because I am looking for the right product for my skin and I am pretty sure that it is going to be the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder.

  22. Marriane Arriana LandaFebruary 18, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    marianne mae nicasa landa

    I love l'Oreal products so much, i've been using l'Oreal for my hair dyes and conditioner and now i want to try this mat magique for another awesome result from my one and only quality and tested L'Oreal brand!

  23. I wanted to try this L'Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte.

    Olive Amelita Ramos

  24. Rachel Agcaoili
    I want to win this to experience it's magic and to look fresh and pretty:)

  25. Phoebe Ruth M. RobertoFebruary 18, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    I love trying out new products on the market. Please :)
    Phoebe Ruth Roberto

  26. Paula Romana Alagao

    I'm a huge fan of L'Oreal Paris products and it would be great to try their new L'Oreal Mat Magique powder. :) I love your review, very detailed and helpful! :)

  27. This is the first time that I heard of this product (good thing I bumped into your blog!), and I would really love to try this. I have oily skin and it was hard for me to look for a powder that can control the oil and shine for hours -- but because of this review, I guess this is the powder that I've been looking for!

    Paula Christine Sabigan

  28. I am impressed on how you brought this informative review, I really want to experience the magic of this L'oreal Mat Magique!
    Grace Nelly Reyes

  29. Complete name: Jackielyn Catalla
    Valid and working email address:
    Answer this: Why should you win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder? I want to used this product to stay fresh the whole day in front of my students.

  30. Diana Beatima
    I should really want to win this product because I want to try it coz I have an oily skin and lazy retouching my make up.

  31. i should you win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder because my oily face needs help
    camille quiambao

  32. Lovely Joy V. MercedFebruary 21, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    Lovely Joy Merced

    I should win because I barely have time to fix myself, the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder is perfect for me!

  33. Agnes Dela Cruz

    I hav tried different brands of powder and I am excited to try this one too. L'oreal has been my grandmother and my Mom's brand ever since.

  34. Jeraldine TolentinoFebruary 21, 2015 at 4:18 AM

    Complete name: Jeraldine Tolentino
    Valid and working email address:
    -- Because I need this product to enhance more my beauty and feel the real confidence in and out :)

  35. Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay

    I would love to win L'Oreal Mat Magique powder because I do not have great skin right now due to blemishes and pimples. Would really love a good cover up in order to look great without doing frequent retouches when meeting with clients.

  36. sherry ann gole cruzFebruary 21, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    sherry ann gole cruz
    i should win because i really want to try this product and solve my oily face problems and have that fresh face all day!

  37. It's definitely a challenge for commuters to have their makeups intact, this might just be my perfect helper. :) Thank you

    Belle B.


  38. Deann Sarmiento / chimiyuki@gmail[dot]coml
    Why should you win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder?
    I'm into powder foundations lately, and gusto ko matry to since everyone is raving about this powder. Super tamad kasi ako mag liquid foundation ngayon since napakainit na naman ng panahon, so I hope to win this! :)

  39. Cy Valencia

    I deserve to win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder because wala na yatang mas ooiliy pa sa mukha ko. I always look and try for brands that will minimize the oiliness and when I learned about this product, super excited akong itry because of the positive reviews that I've read.

  40. Feng Manlapaz

    I am in search for a matte and lasting face powder. I want to try it because i got curious with your review and I want to give it a try,

  41. Ricalyn Garing AbrahanFebruary 21, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Ricalyn Abrahan
    I want to win this because I want to try it.. and if it works for me then I certainly going to buy it. :)

  42. i need to win this because i have a oily skin.
    Joel Cunanan

  43. i love to try this because as student i need to stay fresh all day,.
    Cathlyn Joy Roman

  44. Sheryl An Mungcal
    i wanted to try this product because as a working mom i need to keep my face fresh everytime i assist customer in our store.

  45. Abigail Sy
    I should win this product because I have an oily face, and this will keep my face shine free.

  46. Abigail Joyce Chan

    I love this product and review! I want to win because this is perfect for on-the-go employees like me who doesn't have much time for makeup or touch-ups! This is helpful to keep the face feeling and looking fresh in front of clients! :)

  47. Complete name: Yvonne Claire M. Bertoldo

    Valid and working email address:
    I should win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder because I would like to use it on my oily skin that has been my problem for the past years.

  48. Kim Nunez

    having an oily skin makes me constantly worry about the day, how will i present myself, it is making my self-esteem worse, and maybe having the boreal matte magic would be the answer to my problems.

  49. Complete name Michelle Martinez

    Valid and working email address

    Answer this: Why should you win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder?

    I want to try it to see if this product really works well. Different products works differently on each skin type, let's see if the products works on me- 12-hours without retouch. I want see if the product is up for the challenge!


  50. Jimmy Galang because my wife wants to stay fresh the whole day and she wants to try this product.

  51. Emilie Udasco

    I would love to win this because I want to experience how to look fresh in 12 hours without retouching.. I love your review about it too! ;)

  52. leny del gallego martinezFebruary 23, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    complete name: Leny del Gallego Martinez
    email add:
    i want to try this product because i have a little bit oily face and i want to try it to my face if my blemishes ill cover up by this..thanks and hope to win..more power!

  53. Ma. Dolores Ampioco
    I love to win because I have an oily skin. Really helpful because I dont need to retouch from time to time.

  54. Aldrin Montierro

    I want win the L'Oreal Mat Magique powder and give this to my wife as a surprise Im sure she will love this. Owesome revieved to this product. Thank you for this giveaway


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