As other have mentioned, the fact that the Matte gets placed over the sink would be a problem. I wash my hands throughout my makeup process, so I’d keep having to clear it off, move it aside, then set it back up. It’s really not so hard to keep your makeup in a bag and take out each item as you need it. To me, it seemed more useful for someone who gets ready in their bedroom but doesn’t want to get their dresser (or, let’s be honest, their bed) messy from all the loose powder particles and creams so it would work like a placemat. Maybe she should pivot to that as its purpose.