Absolutely matte about you: the matte summer trend

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Absolutely matte about you! This summer the makeup trend revolves around the understated elegance of a matte finish. So shun the glossy lipsticks and the shimmery eye shadows and embrace the ‘no shine look’. The greatest advantage of matte colors is that they look completely natural and make you look more youthful.

Begin with a matte foundation such as the YSL matte touch foundation or the NARS sheer matte foundation. You could also consider t leclerc compact foundation. You could apply an oil controlling gel beneath your makeup or carry oil absorbing sheets to keep your face free from shine throughout the day.

For your lips, first exfoliate them. Then apply a lip balm as matte lipsticks tend to have a drying effect. Dab a bit of concealer on your lipline. Now apply a matte lipstick, for example, the Shiseido Perfect Rogue matte lipstick, preferably with your finger to cover the lips completely.  An alternative way to achieve the no-gloss lip look is to apply the concealer. Then put on the lipstick and dab it off, repeat the process several times until you reach the desired look.

The matte trend complements the trend towards looking natural. So when you choose an eye shadow, keep it subtle; for instance, opt for shades such as brown, beige, grey or gold. For a smokey look, use a black matte eye shadow or eye pencil.

Matte nail polish, like the China Glaze matte magic nail polish, usually comes in dark colors and cannot be used along with top coats, drying products, hand lotions or any oil based product. It is for those who love to be different and look different.

Look natural, younger and attractive with matte makeup this summer.

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