Your Step-By-Step Guide to Mastering Matte Makeup

Updated 09/23/16

Though you may think the best way to achieve luminous skin is by using products that promise to make you gleam and glow, matte makeup, popular on the runways and becoming more mainstream recently, might be the way to go. As it turns out, you can get radiant skin with products that have minimal luster, resulting in a look that's fresh, non-greasy, and natural.

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You can't just pick up a matte foundation and apply it the same way you would your dewy makeup—the wrong technique will give you a dull, washed-out look.

To get the step-by-step on how to pull off matte makeup, from lipstick to foundation, we enlisted the help of Gita Bass, celebrity makeup artist and member of the Simple Advisory Board. Her top tip: "To keep the matte trend modern and fresh, make sure the rest of the face has some glow or dewiness," she says. "This keeps the face from looking dull and two-dimensional, and helps to highlight the matte feature."

Keep scrolling to see her tips for mastering matte makeup.

Chanel Mat Lumière Teint Fluide $54
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Nars Matte Multiple $39
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Benefit Hoola $28
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Armani Lip Maestro Matte Lacquer $33
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Urban Decay Naked2 Palette $29
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