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Are matte powders working against your skin and look?

Are matte powders working against your skin and look?

It appears that we’re in that strange period where the trends lie on either end of the spectrum, and what’s practical for most people is somewhere in between. This is good news because going wildly one way or the other is difficult to achieve and can actually work against the healthy complexion you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Whether you’re all-in for matte or still deciding, you’ll want to start with Foundation Beauty Elixir to prime your skin. Cosmetic foundation can only do so much, your true foundation starts from within. Rejuvenating your skin is how you provide your powders and makeup with a canvas that's beautiful to begin. Foundation Beauty Elixir is the perfect first step to leaving the dullness behind, for a glowing complexion. 

Why we love matte

Is the matte look back? It’s hard to say. Byrdie announced that it was back in June of 2019 after watching the celebrity-studded red carpet at the Golden Globes highlight faces sans shine. But a month later, Quartz touted dewy skin as a global obsession.

But maybe you’re just dying to try the matte look, and you’re ready to leave shine and sheen behind. You probably already have some favorite products, and you’re ready to pull out and begin to create your velvety smooth look.

While dewy is arguably still in, shine is not. There is a difference, and for people with oily skin, that difference is clear. But there are a lot of other benefits to matte that make it a favorite.

♦ Matte foundation eliminates oils 
♦ Matte blends and smooths for a flawless finish
♦ Matte foundation tends to stay longer than others
♦ Matte allows for the building of makeup without a cakey finish
♦ Matte photographs great

Why matte can be a problem

A matte foundation sounds fantastic right about now, doesn’t it? The problem with matte is that it can appear dry, flat, and even chalky on some complexions. And that’s not all that matte foundation can do.

♦ Matte can prompt more oil. If you’re too dry, your skin responds with more oil.
♦ Matte powders rest in fine lines and wrinkles and emphasize them.
♦ Matte and combination skin can look patchy.
♦ Most matte doesn’t moisturize, it zaps moisture.
♦ Matte can hide bad skin health and make it worse.

How to make the most of matte

Hey, it’s out there–the social media world is all #MakeUpAddiction and matte is making news. If you’re following the trend, you know that matte is loved by some and despised by others. 

The solution is to find a way to get a matte look with all of the benefits and none of the pitfalls. We just may have the solution you’re looking for.

Foundation Beauty Elixir by Hair La Vie primes your skin for ultimate health from the inside out. The proprietary blend of keratin, collagen, blue spirulina, probiotic superfoods, and other skin-loving nutrients give your skin the strength it needs to thrive. This simple elixir is your first step in a journey toward the best skin of your life.

Washing and moisturizing your skin should be a given before you put on your foundation, but it’s even more important when using matte makeup. Stick to your favorite moisturizer and a gentle cleanser. You want to have a clean canvas with products your skin already knows and loves.

Oily skin will benefit from a good toner before matte makeup. A toner can balance your skin’s pH levels, which reduces the amount of oil produced. This prevents oil and matte mixing and forming a cakey mess.

Find the right matte foundation formulation. This is where you might need to experiment a little. If you have really oily skin, a full matte might work for you, but if you have very dry skin, you’ll want to find a moisturizing matte or a semi-matte. For most people, the perfect foundation lies somewhere in between. You might even want to use more than one foundation to target your problem areas specifically.

Choose your setting powder carefully. A translucent setting powder can make all the difference in your foundation by giving you a soft finish that looks healthy and flawless. Just remember to master your setting powder application, or you can make a matte finish look even more cakey and flakey. 

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It's hard to overstate how important it is to maintain healthy skin when improving your cosmetics routine. With an all-natural boost in one delicious, honeydew-flavored drink each day, you can improve your true foundation.

Foundation Beauty Elixir contains keratin, collagen, blue spirulina, and even probiotics to give you the added boost of rejuvenation for amazing hair and skin that will make any makeup plan amazing from the start.

Final thoughts

It’s a fun time for makeup addicts because you can go from dewy one day to matte the next and still be trending. If you’ve mastered your dewy look, it’s time to focus on the matte and get it right. 

Matte makeup done well gives you a flawless finish that photographs fabulously. Get ready for your insta shoot. But matte done with a heavy hand or with underlying unhealthy skin can look dry and even sickly.

To make the most of your matte look, make sure to start with Foundation Beauty Elixir to heal and add health from within. Then prime your skin for makeup with a good cleanser and moisturizer. Selecting the right foundation for your skin is essential and may take some know-how or experimenting. Dust with setting powder, and you’ve mastered matte. 

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