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Shine off – Matte Skin
8Sydneymakeupartist.fashionA big make-up trend from this season’s fashion week’s was Matte skin, but there is a fine line with this look, be careful not to take this trend too far as you may end up looking flat and dehydrated.  Sometimes matte skin can age you – nobody wants that!
Here are my top tips to nailing that powder fresh skin.
1 – Apply a lightweight moisturizer, nothing to heavy, massage into the skin & leave skin to absorb. If your normal/dry – Try Dermologica’s Skin smoothing cream and if your slightly on the oilier side then opt for a lotion like Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel. 

2 – Use a primer before your foundation to smooth skin and keep foundation matte. I love ShiseidoGivenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation  – if your not super oily then just use on the T-zone!

3 – Use a lightweight liquid foundation, apply to the center of the face and blend outwards, keeping it sheer and conceal where needed. Try NARS Sheer Matte foundation or the Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation – both great!
nars foundation


4 – Powder lightly, concentrating down the center of the face. Use a transparent powder to avoid a build up of makeup – I love MAC’s Prep & prime finishing powder it Reduces shine while optically minimizing the look of pores, lines, imperfections. A must have product for all makeup artists too.


5 – For on the go powder fresh imagesskin and to maintain that matte look, always keep

blotting tissues in your bag! They won’t remove or alter

makeup, just blot away excess oil and re-apply powder if needed!


SMA xx

Photography // Amani Faiz

Hair & Makeup // SMA

Styling // Giarne Wedes


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