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Matte makeup
August 10, 2017, 4:40 pm

Matte makeup is applied with no shine and is usually flat with color, with a payoff that is more muted than its glossy counterparts. After you have prepped your skin for matte makeup, here are your best options according to your skin type.

Choose the right matte face base: It can depend on your skin type, or can depend on what your needs are, like how much time you have. It’s best for drier skin types to use cream or stick formulas as the emollient texture can ease discomfort associated with tightness and flaking. Oily skin types would be best paired with loose or packed shine-absorbing matte powders. Normal skin types can wear a liquid, stick, powder, faintly tinted, or a hybrid cream-to-powder matte formula.

Use a foundation brush or sponge to bring the look to life. Just don’t dampen the sponge as it might sheer down the texture or make the foundation dewier.

The perfect matte makeup for fair skin tones: Technique is key when applying no-sheen hues to lighter skin tones. A swipe of soft, matte pink or peach lip color will work wonders to play up your porcelain features. Don’t use lip liner, just use the lipstick color and concentrate it in the center of the lips and blend outwards.

Dust matching powder blush onto apples, and add several coats of black mascara and brow color for a groomed finish.

The perfect matte makeup for medium skin tones: The same can be said about olive skin tones: deeper pinks and oranges are your best bet for lips. Try a smooth, richly pigmented lip glaze, which delivers a saturated color in one go around. 

The only caveat when picking a pink lipstick? Stay away from those with blue undertones for medium skin tones. The hints of blue and purple will make you look washed out. Earthy accents are especially on-trend this summer, which pair nicely with pink and peach hues on tan skin. Sweep a matte forest-green eye shadow from lash line to the crease, then load up on mascara and use your go-to blush. The shine-free look is sophisticated, while the pops of color keep it fun.

The perfect matte makeup for deep/dark skin tones: Women with deeper skin tones can pull off an array of shades – from vibrant and bold to more neutral on eyes, lips, and cheeks. A flattering matte eye shadow can even be a soft taupey brown.

Add a little extra drama with a muted fuchsia lippy or downplay it more with a purple-toned pink. To help the bright hue resist fading or transfer, hold a tissue over lips and dust a translucent powder through the tissue to set it in place

Bring it all together with several coats of mascara and brow gel, and a sheer application of pink cheek color, which will allow the matte features to shine.




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