Why I'm Bidding A-Dew To My Glowy Skin

Back to matte.

I've broken up with my highlighter palette

"What goes up, must come down." - a sentence every makeup artist, beauty blogger and I say as I apply my face. 

Spotlight eyes, dewy skin and glossy lips have been dominating the beauty scene (and my face for that matter) for what feels like centuries. But according to the latest runways and Instagram, that's all about to change. 

A trend made even harder by the warm temperatures of Summer, matte skin is set to become the only finish our faces should grace. When people think about matte skin, they tend to assume the extreme: full coverage and sucked dry to the point of chalkiness. But matte 2019 isn't like that. The new matte more of a 'barely-there matte finish'. Think of it more like a neutral skin finish. No gloss and sheen, but not so matte your skin resembles a dried up sponge. 

Another misconception associated with matte skin is that it is not for those with dry skin. BUT, the new matte proves that the right matte foundation can be super hydrating on the skin, yet provide a satin and shine-free finish. 

We totally get it. If you have dry skin, you probably lean towards those super dewy products and think matte will only accentuate your dryness. BUT there are products that are super hydrating on the skin, yet provide a satin and shine-free finish. And of course, if you suffer from dry skin, applying a generous amount of moisturiser will put your dried out worries at ease. 

For dry skin, oily skin or combination - the new trick is in the foundation you use. Here are the top four best matte skin tips from the top matte foundations on the market: 

CC+ Oil Free Matte, €39, IT Cosmetics @ Arnotts

Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, €30.27, Fenty Beauty @ Harvey Nichols

Born This Way, €35, Too Faced @ Debenhams

Stick Foundation, €30, Anastasia Beverly Hills @ Arnotts 

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