matte is our mate

matte is our mate

Highlighters, out. Blotting papers, in.

Okay so when we first heard that matte skin was going to be the hottest beauty trend of 2019, we had a right aul giggle. As if we are ever giving up our highlighters...but then we saw the makeup from the SS19 runways and yeah, we’re team matte.

It’s time to stop mixing our foundation with strobe creams and give those highlighter palettes a rest as matte skin is the only kind of makeup look we’ll be wearing from now on. Before you go into cardiac arrest at the thought of wearing heavy full coverage foundation that turns to chalk thanks to your dry skin - it’s not like that.

Matte skin has had a glow up and it’s now all about a barely-there matte look. Think more along the lines of a natural skin look than a dried sponge.

But how does one transform their self into a shine free sensation? The trick is in the foundation you use. So we’ve gone and found the greatest matte foundations for all budgets. You can thank us later.

Full Measure HD Foundation, €9.99, Carter Beauty

Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, €30.27, Fenty Beauty @ Harvey Nichols

Infallible Matte Foundation, €11.99, L'Oreal Paris @ Boots

Stick Foundation, €30, Anastasia Beverly Hills @ Arnotts 

Oh, and to bring a bit of life to your matte skin, add a bold lip or a strong eye.

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