Matte foundations have never hugely been a love of mine because I just really feel that a glow highlights the skins raw beauty. Years ago on shoots skin always had to be matte. We were forever taking down shine and powdering. I absolutely loved it when clients and photographers began to embrace shine.
But, recently I've been going back to matte. Mainly for filming or editorial purposes. When I want a natural makeup but need it to stay it's easier to go for an oil free base and then avoid powder.
Don't get me wrong I can still get my glow even with a matte base but it helps me with maintenance.
To get a really natural light coverage I like using the Nars Matte Skin Tint. I mention this a lot as it's a fave of mine. I use a really small brush to just cover the skin in any areas where it needs it. You don't have to take foundation all over the skin.
I've been using the new B. Flawless Matte Foundation on myself. I use it when I need to do filming and have my makeup stay flawless and in place all day. It really is amazing. I love getting a High St foundation which is as good as the luxury ones. You know when you find a little gem that costs a third of the price that it's worth holding on to.
For a full coverage I like Oxygenetix it gives a flawless coverage that lasts and doesn't dry out the skin. Its formula allows skin to breathe so it actually feels light on the skin despite giving a full coverage. It's a little bit more expensive but you don't need to use a lot at any one time so it will last.
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