Beauty: It’s All Covered – Matte Foundations You Will Love

July 22, 2013 • Beauty, Magazine

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Lately it’s been insanely hot and on days like these my skin needs more than a regular foundation. It’s time to pull out a few of my matte foundations. These will stop the oil breakthrough I’m experiencing on my (typically normal) skin. I’m sure others share my problem, so here are a few of my favorite matte foundations for humid days when your normal foundation just won’t do.

One of my all time favorite foundations is Makeup For Ever Mat Velvet. It holds like no other and is truly a matte foundation with amazing coverage. It’s perfect for brides in the summer, as I call it my ‘bullet proof’ foundation. This foundation is water resistant, keeps oil at bay and gives skin a beautiful finish. This makeup is one of my first go tos for oily skin.

For the skin that’s prone to just a few oily breakouts and doesn’t need much coverage, NARS Sheer Matte Foundation is for you. It has great sheer to medium coverage That doesn’t mask your overall natural complexion. It absorbs oil and keeps skin shine-free all day long. It gives you a luminous appearance without any oil breakthrough.

If you are like me and like a foundation in a compact Sepohora’s 8 Hour Mattifying Compact Foundation is perfect.  Buffed in with a brush or applied via sponge, this foundation gives amazing coverage. It  instantly mattifies with results that last for up to eight hours, revealing a natural, flawless complexion with zero shine all day long. I highly recommend this for a no fuss, toss in your bag foundation. Perfect for touch ups throughout the day or for a summer party.

Okay, so I’m usually not a mineral foundation kind of girl, but bareMinerals Ready Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 gives you beautiful glowing skin. It has invisible long-wearing coverage, but makes you feel like you have nothing on. It leaves behind no traces of makeup, and the more you use it, the better your skin looks. It last up to 12 hours, which makes this a winning foundation.

Last but not least, is Iman Second to None Cover Cream. It’s not technically a matte foundation, but it has great holding power for a long day. It is really a under eye concealer, but can be used as a foundation, especially for pesky breakouts. It’s highly pigmented, but glides on easily to conceal darkunder-eye circles, blemishes and other skin imperfections. It can be worn as a full coverage foundation and holds for hours without giving you oily breakthroughs which makes this one of my top 5 foundations for matte coverage.

1. MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation, $36

2. NARS Sheer Matte Foundation, $44

3. SEPHORA COLLECTION 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation, $22

4. bareMinerals READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $29

5. Iman Second to None Cover Cream, $12.99

– Kelley Epps Woods

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