Make-up for a shine free face

Matte Make up is the ticket to an impeccable shine-free face. What is matte makeup? Matte means the absence of glow. Matte translates to denser coverage and a drier finish. It is the opposite of shimmer.
It also gives the most coverage and is much more long lasting compared to other textures of makeup. It is ideal for oily complexions and for people with combination skin.
Word of advice, though: If your skin tends to be on the dry side, matte cosmetics should be avoided. This would further emphasize the dryness and would further emphasize the dryness and would make you look like a dried prune. But as with any make up, it is always best to start with a good skin. No amount of makeup can hide badly cared skin. If you decide to use matte makeup, it is very important to exfoliate your skin regularly to prevent matte finish from appearing flaky.

Once a week exfoliation is good for normal skin, and three times a week is ideal for oily skin. Do not over-exfoliate, though, since this might strip away the skins natural oils.
Always wear a light moisturizer first before applying makeup. Be sure to let the skin absorb the lotion before applying your make up. Blot away excess products using a facial tissue or face blotter.

When choosing the foundation for your matte make up, look for oil free, anti shine or oil control in the label. For the base, you can use powder foundation, liquid foundation (do not forget to choose an oil-free formula to get the same matte result) or if you are the type who doesn’t like wearing foundation but wants to have that matte complexion, you can try some make up base that doubles as a mattifier.

Rule of thumb when applying a matte blusher: avoid the apple of the cheeks and keep the color further back and on – but not under – your cheekbones, for a more sophisticated look. Powder blushes are usually the ones with matte finish. This rule also applies when choosing your base. Just look for the word matte on the label.

When applying matte lipstick, outline lips with a lip pencil first and carefully blend the edges with a rubber tip-smudging tool. Use a lip brush when applying matte lipstick. Some matte lipsticks can feel dry. To counteract this smooth on some lip balm first, leave on for a few seconds then blot before applying the lipstick.


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