Question: How can I get the perfect matte beauty look?
Answer: The matte beauty trend is all the rage this spring. It’s fresh, minimalistic and eye-catching in the subtlest of ways. The best part of this trend? It’s so extremely wearable and versatile. Here are a few ways you can incorporate this look into your everyday life:
Matte nails are a fun take on the trend, especially in the form of pastel shades. To get started, you’ll want to buff, trim and shape your nails—pushing back cuticles with a pusher tool. I would recommend rocking a short nail with this look. Apply a thin layer of base coat to protect your natural nails underneath. Apply two coats of your favorite pastel color for maximum opacity, like Zoya’s Neely, a beautiful white-based mint. To finish, place a matte topcoat on top and enjoy your gorgeous matte nails.
To complement your matte nails, vouch for a matte makeup look. Start with an oil-blocking primer to ensure that oil doesn’t poke through your base throughout the day. A great option for oily and combination skin would be Smashbox’s Photo Finish Light primer. If you’d like a completely matte look, go for a matte foundation. I’d recommend a satin finish foundation for women with drier skin, or for those of you who don’t like a completely matte look. Finish off your base with a translucent powder to absorb any extra oil. If you need extra coverage, try a powder foundation, but don’t use too much—you don’t want your makeup to appear cakey.
For the eyes, stick to a natural smokey look. Use a matte cream color to highlight the brow bone and lid. Wet N’ Wild’s single shadow in Brulee is the perfect color for this. Sweep a medium brown shadow on your crease for definition. Take a deeper brown onto the outer ‘v’ of the eye and underneath the lash line for definition. Finish off with your favorite mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
For the cheeks and lips, fresh is the way to go. For the perfect spring pout, a matte pink is a must to complement the neutral vibe of the smokey eye. Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede in High Heels is perfect, as the formula is non-drying and nourishing, while the velvety color stays true to the matte theme of this look. For cheeks, sweep a very light dusting of a powder blush to add color and brightness to the face.
Now, all you have to do is throw on your favorite spring outfit and get out there: you’re ready to rock the matte beauty trend with pizazz!