BEAUTY PREP SCHOOL: MATTE SKIN
For obvious reasons (hello, humidity), summer skin is all about dewiness and that fresh-from-the-gym glow, but matte skin is the trend you need to master for fall. The coveted velvety complexion showed face at runway shows like Rodarte, Marissa Webb, and Marc Jacobs, and it’s fairly easy to recreate as long as you have the right products in your makeup kit to get the job done. Here’s how to master fall’s must-have matte skin.1. Get Set.
A perfectly shine-free face starts with a mattifying primer like Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer. The ideal base will reduce pores, soak up oil and make foundation glide on more smoothly.2. Ace Your Base.
Look for an oil-free foundation (try Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup which comes in a full spectrum of shades) that will absorb excess moisture on your skin’s surface.3. Powder Power.
We’re not talking oversized powder puffs that leave white residue behind. The new translucent powders, like Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional: Agent Zero Shine or Clarins Ever Matte Shine Control Mineral Powder Compact are lightweight and virtually undetectable, except for the fact that they give your face a gorgeous satin finish.4. Blot and Repeat.
When it comes to maintaining your matte complexion, blotting papers like Shiseido Oil Control Blotting Paper are your new best friend. Stash them in your purse for necessary touch-ups throughout the day. They easily absorb excess oil without disrupting your makeup.