Every season we see a different skin trend. Natural-looking skin was big on the Autumn/Winter catwalks. Matte yet luminous skin sounds like a contradiction but it’s easy to achieve.
You want to create a fresh faced effect but still maintain matte skin. The work is in the preparation for this look. Use a
How to create matte yet luminous skin:
- Use a primer if you have oily skin. This will help keep the oiliness at bay during day.
- Those with dry skin should moisturise well before make-up application
- Ensure your that your skin is exfoliated regularly. This means you have fresh, even skin to work with.
- Blend your foundation well into your skin, leaving your skin looking polished without visible product.
- Conceal any under discolouration, redness and blemishes.
- Powder is essential for this seasons trend. A light touch is the way forward if you want a silky looking effect. Use a very finely milled powder that will let the skins natural radiance shine through without looking cakey. MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural is perfect for this.
- Then add a little highlight powder down the centre of the nose.
- Carry oil absorption sheets if you have combination or oily skin or if you are in a humid climate.
This is a trend I will definitely be exploring this season. It’s also perfect for bridal and special event make-up – just make sure your powder doesn’t contain Titanium Dioxide if you are being photographed (it photographs white).
What way do you like you base – dewy, matte, satin?