When it comes to beauty trends, this past year’s been all about one thing: matte makeup. From skin to lips to nails, sparkle-free cosmetics are no longer taking the backseat this year. So what is it about these shine-free makeup palettes that makes them so coveted? Well, for starters, pick the right matte makeup formula and these long-lasting products will be your best friend all-day long. We know breaking into everything matte is tough, but that’s no reason not to try. We’ve lined up the best matte makeup to embrace the shimmer-free trend easily.
Skin: Perfect that Base
Begin by prepping skin with an oil-controlling primer to control shine and give you a beautifully smooth surface to apply makeup. The NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer is our personal favourite. Wear this face primer under foundation as a primer or on bare skin to keep your face matte-looking all day long.
Next, look for a matte foundation that is oil-free and contains ingredients that will soak up skin’s natural grease. The Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16hr has a feather light texture that guarantees a smooth, natural-looking complexion. With SPF 8 it also protects your skin from harmful UV rays.
Finally, finish with a mattifying powder to set your makeup and banish shine. We love L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder because it leaves skin with a flawless finish.
Cheeks: Candy Apple Blushes
Blush-pink tinted cheeks add colour and warmth to your look overall. Gently dust the hue of choice onto the apples of your cheeks. Blend blusher well with a good quality makeup brush for a soft flush that works with your matte skin. The Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze and Brighten is the perfect kit to blush, bronze and brighten.
Eyes: Instant Drama
For the easiest matte eye makeup ever blend your eyeliner with matte eyeshadow in a similar shade for a sexy, smoky look. Maybelline New York Hyper Matte Liquid Liner and Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette work like magic together.
Lips: Pout Perfection
Shine-free lip color can make it really obvious if your lips are dry, chapped or bitten, plus it’s not always the most comfortable to wear. So prepare your canvas by applying a moisturizing lip balm followed by your favorite lip tint for a glamourous matte finish. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm offers the two-in-one protection of a balm and color pigmentation of a high stay lipstick.
If you’re looking for a matte lipstick, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pinks should be your go-to. This new, star studded collection coats your lips in long stay velvet matte. Perfect for days when you want a little confidence boost.
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