Since I posted about the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils yesterday, I thought about posting some of my favorite matte products.
Clockwise from the top: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Montego Bay, MAC Lipstick in Mehr, Revlon Matte Lipstick in Fabulous Fig, MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red, and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Favorite.
Here they are, swatched in the same order.
An obvious recommendation for a matte palette is the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, which consists of five matte shades, out of the palette’s six. It’s a great companion to all the eyeshadows you have right now, and you can definitely use it by itself.
Here are a few of my other favorite matte eyeshadows, from a variety of eyeshadow palettes:
L-R: Urban Decay Naked Palette (Buck), Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Tease), Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (Plum Smoke, Café Au Lait, Coffee Ground)
L-R: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Blackout), Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (Deep Night), theBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette (Sexy), Guerlain Turandot, MAC Quarry, MAC Handwritten
For non-powder eyeshadows, I have a L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Sultry Smoke and a Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe
They swatch pretty heavily, but they don’t look as similar as they do here in real life and in use.
For blush, I have a couple, though the first two actually have a slight sheen to them, especially the first one.
L-R: Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed, Illamasqua Blusher Duo in Lover (apricot)/Hussy (pink)
Powders & Bronzers and things like that.
L-R: Snoe Beauty Poudre Phenomenon, bareMinerals Mineral Veil, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light, Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte & Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
These are setting powders, finishing powders, and bronzers that have little to no sheen in them. They’re great for keeping oil at bay and for controlling excessive luminosity, if you know what I mean.
Why does “matte matter,” you ask? Well, it just seems to always be that one little thing that your look usually needs to pull it together. Matte adds a variety of texture and the appearance of a more natural shadow, since it doesn’t really reflect much light and behaves as a shadow actually would.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post. Any favorite mattes in your stash? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂