You won't even need to reach for the blotting sheets.
As someone with super oily skin, matte foundation always wins. As much as I like the healthy-looking glow of more dewy formulas, my chin and T-Zone look slick and shiny by noon if I attempt to wear them. I prefer not having to blot or pile on face powder every hour. With the right matte foundation, I don't need much touch-up. Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, who has worked with Ashley Graham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, would like to add that with matte foundations, how you prep your skin beforehand is everything.
"If you're oily and using a matte foundation, use a gel moisturizer. If you're dry and using a matte foundation use a richer, creamy moisturizer," she says. Exfoliation is also key for creating a base: "Make sure not to leave any dry skin texture visible. Use a peel pad or physical exfoliator, or a flannel and cleansing balm is sometimes enough."
As far as application goes, Hughes recommends putting foundation first on the T-Zone then spreading it outwards as opposed to going from the outside in. "Applying matte foundation in the contours of the face, where we've got natural hollows and shadows, loses all the dimension in your face. You can build to canceling out those shadows but start in the T-Zone for sure," Hughes explains.
Her favorite matte formulas have "satiny velvetness that doesn't look dry and powdery." Seek out something that doesn't immediately cement to your skin and instead can glide (versus puling from dryness). Another tip? "Apply it with a small brush. I think it gives you the control. I think using a Beautyblender with a matte foundation is always good because it's going to make it not look as flat."
Now that you've got all the pro tips, keep scrolling for matte foundations that will make your skin look completely flawless.
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