Review: Quick FX No Shine Mattifier

Do you suffer from oily skin? It’s such a deal breaker, right? No matter how flawless your makeup application is, if your face would just oil up like crazy and melt your makeup, then you’re better off with nothing. But wait! Have you heard of face primers? 
Every makeup junkie and beauty enthusiast know what face primers are for, but for the sake of those who don’t, primers give your face a smooth and flawless canvass to work on. They also keep your makeup intact throughout the day. There are a bajillion of primers out there; from high-end to drugstore, from expensive to cheap ones.
I’ve never used face primers before until I stumbled upon Quick Fx No Shine Mattifier. If you’re a frequent customer of Watsons, then I’m pretty sure you’ve already seen this. I picked this up at the time when my skin was breaking out pretty badly and I needed my concealer to cling to my skin and stay put until I decide to remove it. 
The main reason I picked this up is because, the ingredients got me. It says here that it contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Extract – two actives that help soothe (and heal) troubled skin. 

PACKAGING
The packaging is very much like the Quick FX pimple eraser. It comes in a small sachet with a resealable cap, making it great for traveling. It contains 10g of products priced at 89php. 
PRODUCT DETAILS

The product comes in a solid, silicone-like formula that spreads easily on the face. It doesn’t have a scent to it, which I like. 
PERFORMANCE
I mainly apply it to my T-zone and on areas where I need to conceal, like my some parts of my cheeks infested by tiny zits. It’s very velvety and you can definitely see and feel your skin smoothing out upon application. It lessens the appearance of your pores, which admittedly, is every woman’s dream! 
It does leave your skin matte, however, the final look is dependent on the kind of foundation/bb cream (dewy, demi-matte, or matte) you use. I still oil up on my T-zone, which is okay for me because I do tend to oil up badly on that area, even in cool weather conditions. 
Makeup stays put with very minimal fading throughout the day. As for the skincare properties it claims, all I can say is that, it helped minimized the redness of my zits and I didn’t breakout. It did not dry up my existing zits though. 
VERDICT

This is a great product if you’re someone who’s just starting out with face primers. It’s good that it’s quite cheap because you can test out how a primer works without breaking the bank. Once you get the deal, you can move on to other brands knowing what to expect.
As for me, I like it. I’m not obsessed with it, but I think I’m sticking with this because 1.) It’s cheap 2.) I don’t mind that it only contains 10 g considering that I mostly work from home, and thus, I don’t need to use face primers all the time 3.) It’s easily available in leading Watsons branch, and 4.) It’s made for sensitive and troubled skin.
Have you tried this yet? 
Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

17 Comments

  1. Anne Marie
    January 23, 2014

    i'm on my second sachet with this πŸ™‚ i love that it's portable and it's not messy. it does an okay job with making my makeup's staying power longer. i still tend to oil up on my t-zone though but for its price, i think it's wonderful πŸ™‚

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  2. Real Prieto
    March 19, 2014

    where can i buy one??? ive been looking for this premier gor a very long time now,everytime i go watsons they always say that it's OUT OF STOCK…
    so any info at where i can find one would very helpful tanx…

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  3. Julie Ann Tolentino
    March 19, 2014

    Hi! Other than Watsons and SM Department Store, I'm not sure where else you can buy this.

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  4. Julie Ann Tolentino
    March 19, 2014

    Agree! πŸ™‚

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  5. Sandee Emerson
    May 29, 2014

    I just tried this out recently as well and am absolutely in love with it! πŸ™‚

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  6. JessieJ
    June 12, 2014

    In what branch of watson or sm dept do you bought it?

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  7. Anonymous
    July 15, 2014

    Love this! Which bb cream will this work best?

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  8. Sparks
    July 31, 2014

    I am looking for this too! I've been to SM Cubao and North. It's also out of stock at their Dept Stores and the Watsons branches there.

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  9. Julie Ann Tolentino
    July 31, 2014

    Hi Sparks, I also noticed that this product often goes out of stock. Tsamabahan lang talaga.

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  10. Julie Ann Tolentino
    July 31, 2014

    So far I've used it with Maybelline BB cream and Foundation, Loreal, and Pure Beauty. It works well naman with those products mentioned. I think it would work well on any type of BB cream.

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  11. tessa navarro
    October 11, 2014

    It's really effective,no shine at all on the t-zone area plus it makes my makeup long wearing..less or no retouching at all:-)HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE!

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  12. Anonymous
    October 11, 2014

    Can this be use as an eyeshadow primer??

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  13. Bernadette AΓ±o
    October 22, 2014

    It can cure acne?

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  14. Julie Ann Tolentino
    November 3, 2014

    No, sorry it can't. It's only friendly to troubled skin, which means, it doesn't irritate acne. However, even though it contains salicylic acid, it does not heal acne.

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  15. Anonymous
    November 17, 2014

    it's available on Sm makati. Just bought it yesterday. Using it with my revlon mousse foundation πŸ™‚

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  16. cris estacio
    December 11, 2014

    I use the QuickFX pimple eraser. I must say it is good. It dries out pimples and doesn't leave any marks or blemish. My BF even use it. We also tried the QuickFX Tinted Moisturizer but it failed my expectations, it didn't have the coverage I want which what it claims too.

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  17. All Things Beauty
    April 27, 2016

    I have tried this and was reluctant at first since it has salicylic acid. I think I did have two red spots which meant this might have irritated my skin a bit. But it went away after a few minutes.

    I’m not sure if this helped keep my makeup intact as I also used a finishing spray. But in terms of it making skin smooth and not irritating sensitive skin, this is a good product.

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