Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb (mattifies, mattifying, mattified)[with object]
(Of a cosmetic) reduce the shine or oiliness of (the complexion).
- And if you still get midday shine, mattify it by dabbing on a weightless powder that won't leave skin caked.
- If that isn't enough, you could always try mattifying moisturisers.
- Of course, you'll probably need to try a few out to find the best one for your skin but, as a general rule, pick alcohol-free formulations for dry skin and pick mattifying or shine-control toners for oily skin.
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