As winter returns, not only do snuggly nights in with movies and hot chocolate make a comeback, it also reignites our love and appreciation of matte makeup. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but there’s just something about the season that lends itself to the power and beauty of a matte finish. The flawlessly smooth texture provides the perfect backdrop for the highlights and glitters that we love so much at this time of year, and we just can’t get enough of it. From powder to polish, here are our top four matte makeup buys for you to get your hands on this winter.
We all know that to get matte and stay matte, you’ve gotta use a powder. But the best one for you is dependent on your skin type and foundation preference, so do some experimenting to find the one that suits you. A more universal tip is to use a mattifying primer. Revolution Pro Matte Primer is a great way to ensure a flat and flawless finish. Rub a pea-sized amount all over your face for blurred skin texture and the perfect base for your favourite matte foundation.
All eyes on you
Whether you’re looking for a neutral shade to sweep over your lids for work, or a glam smoky eye that’s gonna turn heads at the Christmas party, matte shadows are always a great choice. They’re versatile, easy to blend and give a gorgeous finish. We’re loving MUA Professional Six Shade Palette in Soft Suedes. It gives you everything you need for a soft, natural look, but you can also use the deeper tones to smoke out your crease and go full-on glam. Highlight your inner corner and brow bone with your go-to shimmer shade to make those mattes really pop – and you’re onto a winner.
Kiss me matte
We all know matte lippies do well. They stick around the longest and, whether it’s your daily makeup or a party-ready glam-over, they finish off any look perfectly. One shade that’s sure to take you from desk to dancefloor is B. Matte Lipstick in Frow. This gorgeous mauve pink will help you slay any occasion – and with a formula enriched with shea butter, you won’t have to deal with any of that overly drying problem that you sometimes get with mattes.
Now for nails – and the truth is, you can turn any polish matte with Barry M Matte Top Coat. Whether you’re into bright, pastel or midnight hues, one coat of this will make your fave polish matte, to match the trend. FYI, it also protects against chipping, so it will help your mani to last longer.