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How To Achieve A Matte Make-Up Look

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

  • Primer
  • 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
  • Sponge
  • 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