The one thing we love about makeup is that it's constantly evolving. While glowing, dewy makeup trends dominated the summer of 2021, it seems like the matte look has taken over fall and winter 2021. And yes, that includes the festive season. Matte finish seems to be all the rage this festive season, and we're totally on board — after all, matte makeup won't budge, will melt into your face slowly through the day, and if done right, can look incredibly glam.
We're here to help you ace the matte look this festive season, and to that end, we've picked out a select few products that can help. Ahead, we're listing 'em down, so make sure you get on that beauty run ASAP!
01. Lakmé Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer
Every good matte makeup look needs a primer, and the Lakmé Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer is the best there is! Perfect for creating a smooth base, this gel primer will nourish your skin with the goodness of vitamin E and mattify it to create a long-lasting makeup look.
02. Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse
Our biggest pet peeve with matte foundation used to be that they can be drying and sit heavy on the face, but the Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse has changed our mind! A feather-light mousse foundation that gives an even coverage without sitting heavy on the face, this matte foundation is definitely for keeps.
03. Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer
A trusty sidekick to a foundation, if you're on the market for a mattifying concealer, turn to the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer. With a medium to high coverage that blends beautifully into a smooth matte finish, this one will even out your skin tone while hiding all imperfections on the face.
Pro tip: Use a shade or two lighter than your skin tone under your eyes and on the high points of your face for a natural, lifted effect, and a couple of shades darker to contour your face.
04. Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair
A peachy, matte blush that makes for the perfect companion to your contoured, matte face, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair is ideal for when you want a subtle, flushed look to your cheeks. Opt for the 2021-approved blush-draping technique by using it in the same areas as you would a contour, or simply use it on the bridge of the nose and the apples of your cheeks for an e-girl look.
05. Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection - 07 Matcha
Let this serve as a reminder that matte doesn't equate to dull! Perk up your lids and experiment with graphic liner styles using the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection - 07 Matcha (after all, green is the colour of the season!). A long-wear, moisturising kohl, this one is smudge-proof and water-proof, making it the perfect brightening companion to any festive makeup look.
06. Lakmé Limited Edition Lip Colour - Firestarter Red
Nothing screams festive quite like a limited edition, matte red lip, and the Lakmé Limited Edition Lip Colour - Firestarter Red is our current fave! With a velvety-smooth, matte finish that looks as festive on the pout as it does in the packaging, amp up and finish off any special festive look with this gorgeous lip colour.
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