How to Create a Matte Makeup Look to Boost Your Beauty Game

Published on: Jun 18, 2024

How to Create a Matte Makeup Look to Boost Your Beauty Game

Matte makeup look has set its mark on the heart of beauty enthusiasts with its smooth and finished look. For those who have oily skin and are looking to control the shine throughout the day or prefer a simple, long-lasting, polished finish, matte makeup look, it is a great go-to option for any occasion or event. If you are a newbie to the makeup world or are less aware of how to get a matte makeup look, then no worries. With us, here you can discover the world of matte makeup look and master the application techniques to become a pro.    

What Exactly is a Matte Makeup Look?  

To put it simply, the matte makeup look aims to control the shine and create a smooth, airbrushed finish. This makeup look is ideal for people with oily or combination skin. However, anyone can rock it for a long-lasting and flawless base. Oil-free products are highly preferred for this look as they absorb the excess oil on your skin and prevent makeup from slipping or fading throughout the day. 

Steps to Wear a Matte Makeup Look to Ace the Beauty Game  

Now that you have understood what exactly a matte makeup look is, you are all set to learn the makeup steps to achieve a flawless matte makeup look.  

1. Clean Your Face  

Cleaning your skin and pampering it ensures a long-lasting makeup look. Hence, you should start by washing your face using a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type. This helps to remove dirt, oil, or leftover makeup from the day before from your face. Newly applied makeup adheres better on the properly cleaned and moisturized skin.  

2. Moisturize Your Skin 

After cleaning your face, thoroughly moisturize your skin with a lightweight and oil-free moisturizer. While choosing a moisturizer, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin without making it greasy. A good moisturizer will provide essential hydration to your skin to keep it plumpy and healthy, even when having layers of matte products on top. Here, the aim is to create a balance where your skin is hydrated but not so much that it becomes oily and disrupts your matte makeup look. Allow the moisturizer to dry completely before proceeding to the next step. This will let the product sink in and prevent your primer from slipping on top.  

3. It's Time For Primer  

Face primer acts as a protective layer between your skin and other makeup layers. It creates a soft, smooth, and even surface for your foundation to glide on and makes it last longer. Our Character Makeup Base forms an even natural makeup base by significantly covering pores and acne scars.  

While applying this primer, remember that little is more. Take a dime-sized amount of face primer on the back of your hand. You can use your fingertips to warm up the primer slightly, then apply it in a thin layer all over your face. Ensure that you focus on areas that are prone to oiliness, like the forehead, nose, and chin. You can also apply a slightly thicker layer to specific areas where you desire extra shine control. Gently pat the primer onto your skin to ensure it's evenly distributed and fully absorbed before moving to the next step.  

4. Create Foundation Base  

Now, it's time to apply an even layer of foundation on your face. You have to choose a matte foundation that suits your skin tone perfectly. For a natural look, you can apply a thin layer of Character Silky Matte Foundation, as it works wonders. All you have to do is grab a damp makeup sponge or buffing brush. Start to build up the coverage where needed by focusing on areas you want to conceal. The silky matte foundation glides on your skin and blends well, offering medium to full coverage to hide the pores and acne scars. Remember to start by taking a small amount of foundation and increase gradually as required. Applying excess product will make your makeup layer look cakey.  

5. Conceal Imperfections  

Once the foundation is set, you can move towards concealing. By using concealer for face, you can quickly address and hide any blemishes, dark circles, or redness that may be peeking through your foundation. Choose the best matte concealer that is one shade lighter than your foundation shade. This will help to brighten up those areas without looking too unnatural. Now, spot the imperfections and apply the concealer directly in small dots. Using a small concealer brush or your fingertips, you can gently blend the concealer outwards. Tap the concealer into the skin rather than swiping it back and forth. This will create a flawless finish without disturbing the layer of foundation underneath. Also, be mindful while using the amount of concealer, as this can accentuate imperfections instead of concealing them.  

6. Sweep Compact Powder 

Before you move further, set these layers of foundation and concealer by blending compact or loose powder across your face with a fluffy brush. You need to choose the right compact powder to achieve the flawless results and get the desired matte makeup look.   

7. Define Your Brows  

While doing any type of makeup, well-defined brows frame your face and truly enhance your entire look. You can use an eyebrow palette or eyebrow pen to fill in sparse areas and shape your brows flawlessly the way you desire. Character Brow Palette furnishes you with multiple shade options to choose the suitable one for creating perfectly defined eyebrows. 

8. Put Eyeshadow  

Matte eyeshadows from the eyeshadow palette are your best friend when it comes to creating a matte makeup look. Select an eyeshadow palette with a mix of matte and shimmery shades to add a subtle touch of glam. Character 28 Colour Eyeshadow Palette is best for you to try different makeup looks. This shimmery and matte eyeshadow kit offers a range of shades to choose from that are suitable for your makeup look. Pick a light and subtle shade and start applying your base shade all over your lid using a brush. Then, gradually build the dimension with darker shades in the crease and outer corners of your eye. Blend the shades seamlessly to ensure a remarkable transition between colors.  

9. Add Little Blush  

A little touch of blush adds a healthy flush of colour to your cheeks. Pick a Majestic Blush Palette from Character Cosmetics that comprises a combination of shimmer and matte shades. You can choose a suitable blush shade for your skin tone. Using a fluffy brush apply a small amount of blush shade to the apple of your cheeks and blend them upwards towards your temples.   

10. Bronze It Up 

Bronzer can be used while doing matte makeup look to add warmth and definition to your face. Pick a shade that's slightly warmer than your foundation and apply it in a subtle "3" shape on the sides of your forehead, temples, and cheekbones. Grab a sponge and blend it thoroughly to avoid any harsh lines.  

11. Dust Some Highlighter  

While a matte makeup look aims to minimize shine, you can still incorporate a touch of face highlighter for a subtle glow. Grab a suitable shade of Character Promise Highlighter and dust it on the tops of your cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid's bow. 

12. Mattify Your Lips  

After completing all the makeup steps, it's now time to apply a matte lipstick. Pick from the range of liquid matte lipstick or matte bullet lipstick. Apply lip primer before lipstick to create a smooth base, then evenly apply the lipstick shade across your lips. Allow it to dry and set properly. You can even try Character Revolution Matte Lipstick or Creamy Matte Long Lasting Lipstick to complete your matte makeup look and make lipstick last longer

13. Finish It With Makeup Setting Spray  

This is an essential step for a long-lasting matte look. You can grab a Character Mattifying Setting Spray to lock in your makeup and prevent shine throughout the day. Hold the spray at your arm's length and mist your face evenly. Later, allow it to dry completely before moving on. 

Secret Tips to Consider for a Flawless Matte Makeup Look  

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week helps to remove dead skin cells. This will ensure that you create a smoother canvas to which your matte products can adhere.  

Blotting Throughout the Day 

Even with the best matte makeup products, some shine might peek through, especially when you have oily skin. Hence, you can keep oil at bay by blotting your face with oil-absorbing sheets throughout the day.   

Powder Your Beauty Tools 

Lightly dust your makeup sponge or brush with translucent powder before applying your foundation. This will help to absorb excess oil from the makeup tools and prevent it from transferring onto your skin.  

Setting Powder 

For extra shine control, especially if you have an oily skin type, consider applying a thin layer of translucent setting powder over your foundation before applying blush and bronzer. Focus on areas prone to shine and use a light hand to avoid looking cakey.  

Less is More 

Remember, with matte makeup, it's always better to start with a light layer and build up coverage gradually. This prevents your makeup from looking heavy or cakey.  

Hydrate from Within 

While using oil-free products is essential, it is crucial to stay hydrated throughout the day for healthy skin. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin plump and prevent it from overproducing oil to compensate for dehydration.    

So that's it; by following these simple steps, you can achieve a matte makeup look on your own. However, you should never forget that experimenting and continuous practice will help you to achieve flawless makeup looks. If you are looking for makeup products to create a matte makeup look, look no further than Character Cosmetics. We offer a range of versatile makeup products that help you create different makeup looks of your desire. Our products are curated using the finest ingredients that provide quality and care. Similarly, the products available at Character Cosmetics are vegan, dermatologically tested, and cruelty-free, which makes us customers the best choice.  

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