Thursday, July 19, 2012

Matte Matters!!

Sometimes its fun to use matte colors to brighten up eyes and then keep the rest of the face dewy and glowy. This is the anti-shimmery eyes look which allows a lot of room to work on skin and look amazing and fresh. Also the matte bright purples and pinks I have used are quite subdued and can be carried off in as a day makeup if you work for a stylish salon or something. To keep the eyes look bright and fresh, I would advice to emphasize of lashes and apply a wonderful mascara to open up the eyes.

I have used BH cosmetics 88 eyeshadow palette to achieve this look with the colors marked as a star. have a look at how to do this look after the jumpbreak.......................................................................

The colors marked with a star have been used. I used a matte purple, a matte neon pink, soft taupe brown, soft taupe grey, a peachy-white matte and bone white colored eyeshadows.

Begin with concealing the under eye area with a peachy concealer and also prime the lids.

Fill in the brows with a taupe brown eyeshadow and tame the brows. Domesticate them with a brow gel. I love a bit of stronger brows to add dimensions to the matte look.

Apply a soft wash of peachy white matte eyeshadow on the lids and apply the lighter bony white as a highlight on the brow bone and the inner corners.

Contour the crease with taupey-grey eyeshadow. This color mimics the natural depth of the crease and looks real and not made up.

With an angled brush, apply a matte purple eye liner starting from the middle part of the lid going outwards into a wing. That little flick lifts up the eyes subtly.

Intersect and overlap the middle part of the purple line with a matte neon pink line traced by starting from the inner corners. Keep these lines closer to the lash line so that there is no flesh peeking through.

Deepen the crease a bit. Curl the lashes with an eyeslash curler and apply 3-4 coats of Estee Lauder Double Wear mascara in Black. They nylon fibers in the mascara help add glossiness to the lashes and amplifies the eye makeup. Glossy lashes against a matte eye could be a nice trend for the rains (as it is waterproof mascaras are a bit glossy compared to the washable ones)

To complete the look, apply some taupe grey on the lower lids and smoke it out. This just adds a natural darkness to the lid.

Keep the rest of the face bare and dewy with a slick of blush and lipgloss or just a cheek and lip stain.


  1. Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm spf 15 here.
  2. Shiseido Natural Finish Creamy concealer here
  3. Shiseido Accentuating Stick in Rosy Flush (for lips and cheeks) here
  4. Clinique Long last lipgloss in Airy Kiss here
  5. BH cosmetics 88 matte eyeshadow palette here
  6. Shiseido eye lash curler here
  7. Estee Lauder Double Wear mascara in Black here
Hope you liked the look.

Till then,


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  1. I just found your blog and I love your tips. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks a lot Moni...Hope you like the articles!


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