Mattifying treatments, often included in foundations, help to even out your skin tone. Rather than give your face a pale and dull look, mattifying treatments will make your skin appear fresh and translucent.
Some mattifiers contain silicone gel or dimethicone which fills in pitted areas of the skin and large pores to create a smooth canvas. However, this gel-like substance can become lodged into pores, and, therefore, is not recommended for acne-prone skin. Those who are acne prone should choose a dry powder mattifier that will give an even air-brushed finish without the risk of clogged pores. If you have tan or dark skin, rotate the brush with which you apply your mattifier in circles on your face to properly blend the product into your skin tone.