DIVA DOES… The Matte (A Portable Makeup Counter for Even the Tiniest of Apartments and Hotel Bathrooms)

DIVA DOES… The Matte (A Portable Makeup Counter for Even the Tiniest of Apartments and Hotel Bathrooms)

Makeup lovers rejoice!! If you have a small bathroom (helloooo New Yorkers!) or are traveling to a hotel with little bathroom countertop space, not to mention a tiny sink — no worries. I have your solution and it’s only $29.99. Introducing The Matte – your new portable makeup counter.

Rather than tell, much better to show with this new invention created by a friend of a friend who shipped me one to play with…. after it was featured on TODAY’S Next Big Thing. (#NBD)

So follow along…

Below is the sink in a guest bedroom of the new Hamptons house of my very close friend. (So fresh and so clean, right?! L O V E .)

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Here is The Matte, folded up and tidy, straight from my suitcase. It’s basically the size of an ipad mini.

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As you can see, the sink here takes up much of the counter space, so you can’t lay out all your makeup and toiletries.

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But with The Matte…. a full vanity!!!

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Seriously, check that out again! Before and after….


The Matte is strong and durable and folds out from 6.5″ x 9.5″ to 17.25″ x 19.5″.  It also easily folds back for simple storage or travel.


The website claims The Matte holds up to 2 lbs of products. I personally didn’t weight my stuff but I put a sizable spread on it (!!!) with no issue. It was super sturdy.


If you are a borderline-OCD organizational freak like me and need everything displayed and in it’s place, it’s a MUST-HAVE. It will actually bring you joy and calm.

There is just no need to cherry pick out of makeup bags and toiletry bags to create your #motd.

For the girls who #didnotwakeuplikethis and spend a little time to look #flawless, this is your new BFF. Because #YESMAKEUP. Hell yes.

Here is The Matte in the guest bathroom of my apartment.


As you can see, works like a charm, at home and away!

#SLAYALLDAY, my diva friends. All damn day.


Lauren Cosenza - Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. Samples may have been provided for editorial consideration and/or my use as a professional makeup artist. All photos are property of DIVAlicious.

Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.

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