Bye bye shine! Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer Shine Control

Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer Shine Control

Dude. You want some serious help for getting rid of oily, shiny skin? Here you go.

I’ve read a lot about the Korean Erborian line on other blogs – the fabulous Cindy of Prime Beauty raves about their CC Cream and the lovely Lola from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog adores the Glow Creme.  So being a primer nerd with a perpetually shiny nose I was pretty geeked to try the Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer ($42).

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Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer Shine Control

Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer Shine Control

The Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer has a nice light texture. It has a very definite floral fragrance at first, but it dissipates quickly and doesn’t bother me at all, although it might be an issue for those who are sensitive. It does contain silicones and alcohol, so if your skin is sensitive, I’m so sorry it’s not for you. My skin isn’t and this baby works like a charm to eliminate all shine and oiliness. Other ingredients include:

WHITE WATER LILY: moisturizing & mattifying properties
 helps reduce the appearance of pores and absorb excess sebum
 bring radiance for a new matte effect

Erborian Extra Matte Ultra Mattifying Primer Shine Control – it leaves a light radiance on the skin

I like that it’s a mattifying primer but it also has a bit of radiance thanks to light reflecting pigments. A matte primer plus a matte foundation plus powder can make you look so flat – the radiance from this primer can actually make a nice difference and give some much needed depth to your look. I typically use this on my t-zone only – forehead, nose, and chin – then use a more moisturizing primer on my dry areas.

The bottom line – if you are ok with fragrance, and if silicones and the alcohol are ok for you, then this primer is pretty darn fantastic for keeping skin matte all day long while also giving skin a beautiful radiance.  You can find Erborian online at as well as at Sephora.  – Lisa

Ingredients:  Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Water, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Trihydroxystearin, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Trisiloxane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Alcohol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoceteth-10, Disodium Edta, Mica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Limonene, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide.