The best matte makeup: foundation, lipstick, nail polish, and more
We’ll always be fans of glossy glam, but our favorite new beauty trend is the matte look. Ten times more flattering on camera, matte beauty products leave a soft finish without the shine. With a subtle, velvety texture, matte can still be creamy and soft without drying out your skin or lips. There are so many ways to incorporate this latest trend into your new routine: try mattifying just your lips, nails or eyeshadow to look trendy without sacrificing your entire look. Check out some of our favorite matte products that you can incorporate into your outfit with ease:
A beauty product not typically thought of in matte form, Anastasia’s highlighter cream-to-powder highlighter creates a soft matte highlight that accentuates the eyebrow without too much shine. It even can be used as a shadow or shadow base! Read the reviews here.
From easy-to-wear neutrals to pretty-in-pinks, the sophisticated shades of this matte palette will make you forget the sparkle. Too Faced’s long-lasting colors can be used for either natural or dramatic and smokey looks—talk about the best of both worlds! Read the reviews here.
LORAC’s satin blushes are silky-smooth yet create a matte finish, leaving you looking fresh and fabulous all day long. The natural ingredients help give your skin a luminous tone without overdoing the shine. Read the reviews here.
This mousse has a light consistency that leaves a soft, natural-looking coverage. You can build the foundation to the amount of coverage you’d like in order to perfect your skin tone without feeling heavy or caked on with makeup. Read the reviews here.
Clinique’s matte foundation absorbs shine, controls oil, and resists sweat—talk about a triple threat! Leave your oily skin in the past and embrace a smooth, fresh face thanks to this exceptional, long-lasting coverage. Read the reviews here.
Put an end to shine for good with Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer, which can be worn over or under makeup -- or simply alone as a mattefying moisturizer. Its super lightweight formula helps control shine for up to 8 hours and keeps pores looking small too. Read the reviews here.
A bold red in a textured matte finish? Perfect for any occasion, if you ask us. Easy to apply, these OPI matte colors don’t need a base or top coat! The Liquid Sand version incorporates a fine, beachy texture that’s sure to stand out. Read the reviews here.
Not a huge fan of texture? Essie’s matte finisher gives any color new life, making it the perfect addition to a polish collection. Applicable to virtually any mani or pedi, this mattifier is sure to spice up (or tone down, depending on how you look at things) all of your nail designs. Read the reviews here.
Cruelty-free and hypoallergenic, this easy-to-apply formula is eco-friendly and fabulously chic. NYX offers many different shades in matte, so whether you want to mattify your nude, red, or dark pout, you’re sure to turn heads! Read the reviews here.
This convenient, jumbo-sized lip pencil creates an effortless and pigmented application of lasting matte color. Definitely one of the more affordable matte products, E.L.F. ensures that its matte lipstick can last just as long as its higher-priced competitors. Read the reviews here.
Have any favorite mattefying beauty products of your own? Let us know in the comments below!