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.
August 18, 2015
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bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
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.
MAC 'Pro Longwear' Concealer
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.
Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20
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
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
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
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
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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