The winter months gave you all the freedom to walk around with high-glam and dewy makeup, but the summer season is about to change that. Going matte is ideal for those who do not want their dewy makeup to turn into a grease-fest.
Having said that, the 2021 version of summer matte makeup has come in the form of a more natural-looking application that is more wearable. Yep, the blurred and soft makeup does not need 10 layers of full coverage foundation; it is powdery, adds that lovely summer warmth and does not transfer onto your face mask. Imagine taking a selfie with a blurring filter on — yep, that’s what your trendy matte makeup will look like.
It is chic, feminine, and suitable for daily wear. You need the right kind of products to create this popular summer matte look, though, and we have a few recommendations...
Products you’ll need to create a soft, blurry makeup look:
A blurring primer - To avoid caking on the foundation, you need to do your base right. A blurring primer will blur out pores, blemishes and uneven skin tone, giving you a flawless-looking base. The Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer is a silky and softening formula that will get the job done just right!
A weightless foundation - With your foundation, your aim should be a light texture that sits seamlessly on your face, is shine-free and has a feather-soft finish. A formula like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation will give you just that and be worn every day without feeling too cakey.
A powder blush - Matte makeup looks can sometimes feel devoid of colour and warmth. Add some lovey pigment on your cheeks and lids with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher. You can also use it to lightly contour your cheekbones or reach out for your favourite powder eyeshadow palette to smoke out the eye to add some drama. But remember, less is more!
A finishing powder - A matte makeup look is incomplete without a finishing powder. Our pick for a fabulous, skin-loving summer makeup powder is the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder. Infused with SPF, aloe and green tea extracts, this is just the product you need to keep your skin happy under the hot sun all day long!
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