mastering matte makeup

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estee lauder double wear foundation, kevyn aucoin sculpting powder, laura MERCIER mineral powder, Kate Moss matte lipstick, Barry M matte nail polsh, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

I’m a matte kinda girl. I like the matte look that is low shine but doesn't look dull or chalky. The perfect time to embrace matte makeup is during the winter months, it was all over the catwalks this season. So ditch the dewy skin and the glossy lips. Heres my picks for mastering matte makeup.

Matte Foundation: I think a big turn off for people when using matte foundation is using too much. Hence why it often looks cakey, dry or mask like. My matte foundation of choice is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, applied lightly with a buffing brush. A little really goes a long way and it gives a stunning flawless matte base without losing any of the glow from within.

Matte Bronzer: The most natural way to contour your face is to use a matte powder a few shades darker than your skin. Most importantly choose a tone that’s going to look natural on your skin. You don't want something too orange or muddy as it won't look natural.

Matte Powder: When it comes to powder again, less is totally more. You want to use a small brush to precisely add powder to the areas your skin needs it. Avoid the cheeks and dust onto the T-Zone. By using a small brush, you’re applying less product and also just adding powder to the areas that get oily.

Matte Lipstick: When it comes to matte lips you want something creamy without being drying. Generally Matte lipsticks don’t fall into that category. Satin like finishes like the Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks are perfect for this because they are matte but also have a good amount of slip to stop them from looking dry.

Matte Nails: Matte nails are as simple as choosing your favourite nail polish and adding a matte top coat over it. My pick of matte topcoat would be. The Barry M Winter nail collection of Matte polishes is also so on point Essie Matte About You. My personal favourite is Barry M Matte in Espresso, a classic matte black. So chic.
Have you embraced the Matte Makeup trend?

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