MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder Review

Hello IMBB readers,

Today’s review is about MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder in the shade “Translucent.” I have oily-combination skin and I frequently reach out for setting powders for blotting oil on my t-zone. Also, I have uneven skin tone which needs a sheer foundation or BB cream on an everyday basis to get a better overall look and then the next step, obviously, a setting powder. MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder looked tempting for the shade range is wide and it claims to be matte, and also it’s really easy on pocket. Let’s see how MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder fared for me.
MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder

Product Description:
A satin smooth powder that leaves your skin with a flawlessly matte finish.


Ingredients pressed powder

My Take on MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder:

MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder is available in multiple shades. From translucent to ivory to deep; you will find a match for your skin tone without hassle. I picked up the shade “Translucent” because I intend to use it a setting powder for my foundation and BB creams in summer for blotting oil on T-zone.
Pressed powder pan

MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder comes in a white-colored sleek compact without a mirror or sponge. The pan contains 6.5 grams of product, which is too good for the price. The compact packaging is sturdy and safe to carry around.

The texture is soft and finely milled. It isn’t a silky or velvety feel powder but not coarse either. Even the shade “Translucent” has an ivory tinge pigmentation which is a plus when it comes to coverage. Though I have always felt that pressed powders are meant to set the foundation and blot oil; they should not be judged in terms of coverage. So, the coverage is sheer and you will always need a base unless you have a flawless skin. However, a little amount goes a long way because of the pigment present in the translucent shade.
Pressed powder

MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder is safe for all skin types and doesn’t clog pores or trigger breakouts. It can be best used as a setting powder or to blot oil. The oil control property isn’t too good, keeping in view the merciless summer and oily skin type. I haven’t worn it alone ever so cannot claim for how long it keeps my t-zone matte. So, as a nutshell, you can’t rely on the product for oil control. The finish attained is completely matte; so do not expect a satin or rather dewy finish. The biggest set back is the presence of parabens and the biggest appeal in the product is the affordable price.
Swatch on hands

Pros of MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder:

  • Soft and finely milled pressed powder available in multiple shades for every complexion.
  • Well pigmented, a little goes a long way.
  • Completely matte finish.
  • Great product for setting foundation/BB creams and to blot oil.
  • Easy on pocket.
  • Travel friendly.
  • A lot of product for the price paid.

Cons of MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder:

  • Contains parabens.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend/Repurchase MUA Pro-Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder?
I am not going crazy over this, but I am not disappointed either. Now, when I consider summer and how fast I hit the pan of a setting powder, the response to recommendation comes as a big yes considering how affordable it is, but when I see “parabens” in the ingredients list, my nod converts to a “no.” So, the decision lies in what is your priority regarding cosmetics. However, if you are on budget, this is one of the best picks from drugstore range to be considered as a setting powder.

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