There’s nothing like a bit of shimmer to catch the light and draw attention to your favorite features. But celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine, who regularly contributes to Lauren Conrad’s The Beauty Department blog, thinks matte makeup can be just as flattering if done right.
Recently, Nadine worked on Anna Paquin for a shoot for Emmy Magazine, using an all-matte palette that was both modern and chic – without looking corpse-like. When you’re going for a look like this, perfect blending is key.
You can create a matte face too by using Mattifying Gel to prep your skin before applying makeup. It’ll absorb and control oil all day long – without leaving your skin feeling dry. Another great product is Matte Perfection from Exuviance.
Once you’ve set up the perfect canvas, matte cosmetics without a hint of shine will ensure that your look is totally on-trend. A rich, highly pigmented shadow blended into your creases will give your eyes dimension, while bronzer and blush will create contours and give your cheeks a healthy flush. A lip stain can provide lasting color without any distracting shimmer.