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The Benefits of Matte Foundation and How to Use It

Face Makeup

The Benefits of Matte Foundation and How to Use It The Benefits of Matte Foundation and How to Use It The Benefits of Matte Foundation and How to Use It

If you ever experience oily skin, it’s time you learn about the benefits of matte foundation. Designed to get rid of the appearance of excess shine so that your skin looks less oily, matte foundations are known for their long-wear abilities to create a porcelain skin finish. Now that you know why matte foundation is such a face makeup must-have, keep reading to learn how to incorporate the sworn-by product into your overall makeup routine.

The Ultimate Matte Makeup Routine Using Matte Foundation

Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial for using matte foundation and other matte makeup products.

Step 1: Prime Your Face

The first step of any long-lasting, flawless-looking made up complexion is to apply primer. When the goal is to create a matte visage, try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer. Simply blend a few dabs of the primer onto your face. This can help create a perfectly smooth base for the rest of your face makeup application.

Step 2: Apply Matte Foundation

Once you’ve applied your primer, it’s time to apply your matte foundation. To get the look, squeeze some of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation onto a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and stipple the foundation onto your face. By using repetitive stippling motions, you’ll be able to create an airbrushed effect with your matte foundation.

Step 3: Conceal Any Problem Areas

Next, take note of any blemishes, dark spots, or areas that you’d like to lighten up a bit. Take the cap off your L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer and dot the concealer onto all those areas. To blend the product into place, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender in those same stippling motions. You never want to drag your makeup blenders, as it can disrupt all the makeup that’s been applied underneath what you’re currently working on.

Step 4: Set Your Look with face powder

Once you’re all finished with creamy liquid products, we like to apply setting powder. While some people thing setting powder is solely to be used as the very last step of your makeup routine, we like to apply it after the last liquid face makeup product to ensure that the powder products layered next don’t cake up with the cream. Use a big fluffy powder brush and lightly dust the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Set Loose Setting Powder onto your face to set your base look.

Step 5: Accentuate Your Bone Structure with Bronzer, Blush, and Highlighter

Next, take some time to bring a bit more attention to your head-turning bone structure. To get the job done, arm yourself with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer, L’Oréal Paris True™ Match Blush, and L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette. First, apply the blush to the apple of your cheeks, curving it up ever so slightly towards your temples for a sheer draped look. Be sure to blend it all out for a natural-looking rosy radiance. Next, swipe your bronzer into the hollows of your cheeks, down the edges of the bridge of your nose, under your bottom lip, and at the outermost edges of your forehead—essentially anywhere you want to create a slightly sunken appearance to accentuate other aspects of your face. So, when you apply it to the underside of your bottom lip, it will make your lips appear poutier; and when you apply it in the hollows of your cheeks, it will make your cheekbones look more sculpted. To top off your chiseled face work, dust the highlighter shade of your choice along your cheekbones, again swooping up, only this time into your brow bone. Blend, blend, blend!

Step 6: Perk Up Your Peepers with eyeliner and mascara

With a face that looks that good, you’ll want to make sure your smize looks on point, too. Instead of distracting from your gorgeous matte face makeup with a statement eye, consider keeping it simple with a touch of eyeliner and mascara—the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner and L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara will do the trick.

Step 7: Finish with a Matte Lip

Last but not least, tie your whole matte look together with a pretty matte lip. Instead of reaching for a matte swivel lipstick, try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick. Available in six shades, these scented lipsticks are perfect for creating the season’s muted mauve beauty trend.

Now that you know how to master the matte makeup trend, you may want to brush up a glowing one, too. Our article, 5 Makeup Tips to Help You Create the Appearance of Glowing Skin, will put you well on your way.