How To Achieve A Matte Make-Up Look
Expert make-up artist Lisa Glassock shows you how to apply matte make-up. This matte make-up will keep skin looking natural without looking shiny.
Step 1: You Will Need
- Light non-iridescent foundation
- Matte loose powder
- Pink matte blusher
- Neutral brown matte eyeshadow palette
- Matte natural lipstick
- Nude natural lip liner
- Matte natural mascara
- Light reflective concealer
- Small foundation brush
- Powder brush
- Eyeshadow brush
- Angled blusher brush
Step 2: Primer
Apply primer with a flat brush to get an even coverage
Smooth primer with sponge over the entire face, to prime the skin and help foundation last longer.
Step 3: Foundation
Mix more than 1 foundation together to get a perfect match for your skin colour. Use a non-iridescent foundation to get a matte finish.
Apply with a flat brush to the centre of the face, then blend outwards with a sponge
Leave the foundation to dry, then apply another layer to areas that need it.
Step 4: Concealer
Blend a cream concealer into blemishes and any red patches
Apply concealer with a sponge onto the eyelid to help eyeshadow last longer, and around the nose to disguise any broken capillaries.
Use a light reflective concealer under the eyes to disguise dark circles.
Step 5: Powder
Apply loose powder to the ‘T-zone' and under the eyes with a brush
Step 6: Eyeshadow
Dust a light ivory eyeshadow under the eyebrow
Apply a neutral brown onto the eyelid
Apply a deep brown shadow into the eyesocket line and to the top lash line to give definition
Blend eye shadow in and apply darker colour under the bottom eyelash line
With a brush, dust away any fallen specks of dark eyeshadow with loose powder
Step 7: Eyelashes
Curl eyelashes at the root, in the middle and at the tip to give a gradual curl
Apply mascara in a zig zag motion to the top lashes from root to tip
Lightly coat the bottom lashes with mascara
Step 8: Blusher
With an angled brush, apply a matte pink blusher to the apple of the cheek
Step 9: Lips
Use a natural lip liner around the edge of the lips
With a brush, apply a matte lipstick to the lips
Take a tissue and remove the excess lipstick