This mattifying moisturiser is the key to long-lasting makeup

Here’s what our SUPERcrew had to say about this pore-refining moisturiser

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / October 14 2019

The product

There’s nothing worse than realising that your favourite moisturiser doesn’t play well with your makeup, and you’ve lost half of your foundation to an oil slick on your face come lunchtime.

What you need is a mattifying moisturiser that forms the perfect base for makeup.

Bioderma’s Sebium Mat Control delivers a long-lasting matte finish that preps skin perfectly for makeup by smoothing skin and minimising the appearance of enlarged pores, without drying out skin.

Our panel of SUPERcrew members put this product to the test:

The panel


Beauty Crew sent Bioderma Sebium Mat Control to our SUPERcrew – a panel of 50 members who are the most diligent reviewers on our site (find out what it takes to become a SUPERcrew member here).

The lowdown


Here’s what the SUPERcrew loved about Bioderma Sebium Mat Control.

How it eliminated shine without drying out skin: Reviewers really loved how the moisturiser helped eliminate shine and control oil throughout the day without drying out their skin or causing flaking like other mattifying formulas they’d tried.

How it increased the longevity of their makeup: Our members were very impressed by how the moisturiser primed their skin, with many saying their complexion appeared smoother and their makeup lasted longer throughout the day.

The way it tightened pores: SUPERcrew members said they noticed a considerable improvement in the appearance of their pores, with some reviewers experiencing a reduction in blackheads and whiteheads, too.

The verdict

“I can go a good 3-4 hours without any blotting or touch ups. Even then, when my face oils surface, it is significantly less than when I don't use this Mat Control moisturiser. And the best part is that my skin feels hydrated, never dry, tight or taut.”
SUPERcrew Member
“It really does tighten and blur the look of pores, and for someone who tends to favour a dewy finish, I really love the velvety look I get from using this. I’ve had no issues with using it alone or under makeup (zero pilling), it feels wonderful on my skin (not heavy, greasy, or drying) and I enjoy the mild fragrance.”
SUPERcrew Member
“By the end of the first day of putting the moisturiser to work, I was incredibly impressed. My makeup was still in place, mascara included (this almost NEVER happens) and there was zero shine, which again almost never happens due to my hormonal, acne-prone, combination skin type.”
SUPERcrew Member

Like the sound of this matte moisturiser? Read more Bioderma Sebium Mat Control reviews. 

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The products for this SUPERcrew have been provided by Bioderma to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by SUPERcrew members.

*This average star rating is based on 45 reviews and is correct as of 14/10/2019

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).