Matte makeup is a hot beauty trend for fall 2014. Glossy, sparkly and shimmering makeup is a thing of the past. Read on to find out which products will change your mind and make you fall head-over-heels for matte makeup.
1. DiorShow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow ($33 at Sephora)
Originally launched as limited edition eyeshadows, these little gems will now stay a part of the regular collection. And we’re so glad! These matte pastel and earth-toned shades are super soft, luxurious and elegant. The elegant shades glide on smoothly and their matte finish allows the colour to last all day long. The colours can be used dry for a sheer effect, or wet for a more opaque look.
2. Esté©e Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral ($34 at Sephora)
Though this product is offered in 21 different shades, not all of which are matte, we highly recommend Defiant Coral. This shade is bright and bold and the matte effect only adds to its elegance. Plus, this super-pigmented shade adheres so well to the lips for a smooth application every time, no lip brush required. You won’t even need liner. This decadent lip colour may very well turn you off shimmering lip colours and even gloss – gasp! – for good!
3. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Pressed Powder ($41 at Sephora)
Nothing cramps your beauty style quite like oily skin. The dewy glow may be your fave look, but in spring, when the weather is starting to warm up and oil glands are starting to make your face shine a little too much, matte makeup will save your life. What used to only be available in a loose powder form is now out in a pressed powder. So you have all the benefits of matte, flawless-looking skin, without the messy application process. Plus, you can throw this in your bag for touch-ups anytime.
Bronzer is notorious for its shimmering glow but for paler complexions, this isn’t always a great option. If you’re looking for a subtle matte bronzer to give your skin a touch of radiance, minus the shimmer, this product is for you. Its matte finish makes it understated and elegant, a perfect accessory to your other matte makeup products this season.
5. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush ($31 at Sephora)
Looks like this brand is on a roll this spring with matte HD makeup all over the new collection. This HD quality cream blush has a matte finish and hyper-pigmented colour. Just a little goes a long way. With a quick application, you’ll have a brighter complexion with a smooth, matte finish. No shimmer required to make this blush amazing. The best part? This product is best applied with the fingertips so no need to use makeup brushes.