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Top 10 Matte Makeup Products

Banish oily skin with these ten great matte makeup products!

Banish oily skin with these ten great matte makeup products!

There's much to love about matte makeup. It's somehow both rich and subtle, neutralizes shine, zaps excess oil and gives you the creamy, blemish-free complexion you crave. Its polymers divert attention from pesky fine lines and wrinkles, making it ideal for those with combination skin. Basically, it's the cool cucumber of the makeup world. You can get your matte look in a variety of different products, so we rounded up the ten best so you can master your look. Loose powder, oil-free foundation, concealer, lipsticks and more all made the cut, so get ready to amp up your beauty bag. 

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August 18, 2015

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bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Our Score

bareMinerals' special powder foundation works to quickly absorb oil and excess shine, and puts in overtime while it minimizes pores and promotes new cell growth. 


Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer

Our Score

Don't let the golden glow of summer pass you by...grab this lovely bronzer that gives you a glow that transcends seasons. This matte wonder neutralizes redness and evens out and enhances your complexion for a go-to glimmer.


MAC 'Pro Longwear' Concealer

Our Score

You won't believe the coverage you'll get with such a lightweight concealer – it's like you're walking on air to a perfectly smooth complexion. The color will last for up to 15 hours and also works to correct under eye discolorations. 


Tom Ford Lip Color Matte

Our Score

Time to rock Tom Ford. This sophisticated lipstick has a velvety matte finish that stays perfectly put for hours upon hours and comes in a variety of sumptuous hues.


Bobbi Brown Blush

Our Score

Get a super natural finish when you wear any of Bobbi Brown's beloved blushes. They glide on with a perfectly silky feel and offer continuous color in a wide variety of shades to flatter every skin type. 


Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20

Our Score

Inspired by extreme backstage conditions, you can trust that you won't break out into a cold sweat when wearing this high-performance foundation. It also comes with SPF 20 for added protection, and has matte coverage without the feel of a heavy foundation. 


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Our Score

You don't always need a bright, shiny lip to get attention. We love the subtle finish of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil so much, let us count the ways: Staying power, unprecedented color payoff, ease of use, buttery finish…well, you get the idea.


tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Our Score

Fans off all-matte shadows will love this palette with twelve never-before-seen shades for the perfect option for all your favorite looks. They're made using Amazonian clay and are long-lasting and lustrous. 


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Our Score

Embrace your love of color with this eye pencil that glides on easily and comes in a wide variety of hues. It stays soft and creamy for about 30 seconds after application, letting you blend easily before it dries and stays put. 


Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free

Our Score

Sometimes the humidity doesn't stop and neither does the party. This liquid-to-powder foundation is oil-free, humidity-proof and water resistant, making it your go-to beauty product for hot summer days when you still need coverage. Now barbecue on. 

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