Smooth and soft matte makeup has the power to give your complexion a flawless, airbrushed like appearance, perfectly hiding any small imperfections on your face. Matte finishes always look great on oily and acne prone skin because they reduce the visibility of any unwanted shine. Matte makeup is always a great choice if you want to perfect your skin tone, even out the complexion and it just looks a whole lot more natural, too. That is why matte makeup looks are so popular amongst celebrities. Embrace the beauty of an ideal matte finish and try out these gorgeous matte makeup looks that always look amazing in photos and in real life.
Matte eyeshadow colors are often stay untouched in palettes because it is hard to work with matte textures. They require extra blending effort and you need to know a few little makeup secrets to perfect your matte eyeshadow look.
First of all, you need to apply an eyeshadow primer, that will smooth out your eyelids, creating the perfect base for matte eyeshadow. When you work with matte eyeshadows, it’s best to slowly build up the color intensity starting with light, medium and moving towards the darkest color. Picking a good transition color for seamless blending is crucial for a beautiful matte look and you might even want to apply this as the first step right after primer so that everything blends together nicely. Blending with a clean and soft blending brush is key to smooth eyeshadow application.
Matte eyeshadow was made for neat cut crease makeup looks! Use a well-sharpened eye pencil to carve out a desirable crease shape then blend the pencil and set the color with your favorite matte eyeshadow. Don't forget about the most important step, blending! For a traditional cut crease, complete the look with a lighter matte eyeshadow on the lid and your gorgeous matte cut crease look is done.
MATTES & SPARKLES:
If you aren't ready for a total matte eyeshadow look, add a small amount of glitter to the inner corners of your eye or to your brow bone to add a shimmery highlight. You can use glitter eyeliner to add a quick and easy sparkling accent on your eyelids. There's so many ways to add shimmers and glitter to your matte look so have a little fun, here.
Want to get even more creative? Leave your eyeshadow completely matte but draw bold ombre matte eyeliner on your upper lashline and outline with black liner for a graphic winged liner look. For a poppin' highlight, embellish the inner corners with glitter.
The secret to a perfect matte complexion lies in your skincare and primer and as Meghan Trainor would say, "it's all about that bass (base)" okay, she might be talking about something a bit different here, but hey nothing wrong with a little Meghan reference, here, right?
If your skin is prone to excess oil resulting in an oily face, you need to find a good, oil free makeup primer. Using mattifying skin primer before your foundation will help you to keep your skin smooth and reduce oiliness. If you have enlarged pores and other skin imperfections, it's better to stay away from shimmering highlighters and blushes and you might want to try a suitable primer like this one. Substitute shimmery face products with beautiful mattes and your makeup will look just perfect! Remember, focus more on the base and the bare canvas and it will help your makeup application go on a lot smoother.
To make your matte makeup look last all day (or night!) long use a mattifying setting spray. This product will ensure everything stays in place and will prevent annoying smudging, creasing and fading. Trust us, once you use this, you will never leave home without it again!
Matte lipstick finishes as we know have been having a moment and have become especially popular during the cold weather season. Bold and vivid mattes are our favorite go-to fall lipsticks for late fall and winter.
For best results and optimal application, start with a simple exfoliating procedure for your lips. A gentle lip scrub will help remove dead skin cells just make sure to follow with a thin coat of moisturizing lip balm before you apply your fave matte lipstick.
We hope this gave you some new ways to try out matte makeup! What's your fave way to wear matte makeup? Leave a comment, below.
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