There is a new kinda matte makeup that’s been dominating the runways everywhere. It’s lightweight, luminous and gorgeously versatile—fresh enough to complement your crisp white dress or that stunning red monokini on a balmy summer afternoon. While spring has traditionally been all about all things shimmer, this season’s unexpected matte look has put gleam and polish (sans shimmer) right up there on lips, eyes, nails, and skin....and we’re loving it!.
Thankfully, these products are far from boringly flat. The effect is versatile and cool with elegant neutrals and edgy brushed metals making waves and bringing back fresh radiance to the fore. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they’re super easy to apply and complement all skin tones and textures. Here’s why we’re gushing over them; these genius formulations are made of smaller particles (read micro-particles), allowing the products to blend seamlessly without falling flat on our faces. Add to it super hydrating benefits and you have a winner. If that’s not all, matte makeup today is no longer limited to just foundations or primers; think metallic lips, pop hued nail paints and quirky eyeshadows—all in a creamy matte texture. Did someone say matte heaven?
We’ve put together a guide on the best mattifying products out there. Time to suit up, ladies!