Every winter it's the same thing: the pop pinks and corals of summer give way to moody shades that are better suited to winter's dreariness. This season, fuchsia and orange have managed to hold their own, but berry, burgundy, and oxblood still dominate. Of course, it's not just color trends that change with the season: while we prefer juicy high-gloss formulas in spring and summer, they're often replaced by sophisticated matte finishes in winter.
More bold and fashion-forward, matte shades are also slightly more difficult to pull off! But don't worry, we've got the best beauty tips to help you go matte in style:
Top tips for matte lips!
1. Illuminate your complexion
Opt for a bright complexion to offset your matte lips. To do this, apply a radiance primer beneath your liquid foundation. Then, enhance the high points of your face with a liquid illuminator, dotting the product along the cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose, and chin before blending it out for a seamless finish.
2. Keep your eye makeup simple
It's the golden rule of beauty: when you do a bold lip, make sure to keep your eye makeup simple. Camouflage dark circles with an illuminating concealer, then apply a coat of lengthening mascara. Set your brows with a tinted gel for subtle definition.
3. Exfoliate your lips
We've already told you, but we'll tell you again: the secret to gorgeous matte lips is exfoliation. Before applying your lipstick apply a layer of moisturizing balm to your lips and then use a soft toothbrush to gently rub away dead skin.
4. Prime your lips
Once exfoliated, your lips are ready for color! Start by using a nude lip pencil to outline the shape of your mouth, which will help prevent feathering and keep your matte lip color in place longer. Now just finish with a layer of L'Oréal Paris' Infallible Pro-Matte Lip Gloss - matte color in the form of a liquid lipstick - for high pigment with a velvet finish that's never drying!