July 19, 2017

What’s New In the Matte Makeup World? Find Out!

What’s new in the matte makeup world? A lot! Even though metallics seem to be coming at us full force their are a lot of interesting matte options popping up at the moment in the makeup world like the awesome NYX Lid Lingerie Matte Eye Tint Eyeshadow (Do try it!).

I know, I know you’re thinking mattes are terribly boring and you love your shimmer. I do too but mattes can be quite nice especially when you’re going for minimal yet elegant.

Here’s some new matte makeup options that might be worth exploring!

CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer $29.50
Oil-free, lightweight, and ready to control shine and oil this fragrance-free moisturizer will get you hydrated without adding excess shine or oil to your face.

Ulta Matte Metallic Liquid Lipstick $9 (Buy 2, Get 1 Free)
Ulta takes on that matte metallic lip that Maybelline has been trying to feed us with this creamy formula that’s lightweight and provides a glint of metallic with a matte finish.

NYX Super Cliquey Matte Lipstick $8.99
NYX’s new satiny matte finish slim-line lipsticks have a precise point that hugs the contour of your lips and drenches them in pretty color with a comfortable finish that isn’t drying.

Stila Nudie Mood Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set $20
I’m not a long-wearing liquid lipstick wearer or lover by any means but if I had to choose one to love it would be Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick! I always buy sets they release because they are not only a nice value but I love the creamy formula that’s super pigmented while offering a comfortable matte finish. This set gets you three gorgeous nudes that will work well into the Fall season!

NYX Lid Lingerie Matte Eye Tint $6.99 (Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off)
My new favorite eyeshadow? This matte version of NYX Lid Lingerie! Creamy, blends like a dream, and gives eyes a pop of matte shading that looks amazing! Stay tuned for a review soon!

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation $58
Coming your way soon! YSL’s newest foundtation promises to provide you with a 24 hours of matte finish, natural looking coverage that’s lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer $28
Softy, silky, and matte in finish these little bronzers from Ciate will get you a sunny glow.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick $32
Swipe in this primer stick and prep skin for makeup while controlling oil and shine for up to 12 hours.

So what are your favorite matte makeup products of the moment?

Do share ’em!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sheree

    I LOVE the Cover FX mattifying setting spray. Alcohol free and works GREAT!

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried it yet. I was going to haul it because my skin is a bit shiny in the Summer but the weather has been so crummy I didn’t have a need for it!

  • Eraser

    Ughh… I’m so tired of matte finishes, especially with lip products. I’m at an age where matte lips look absolutely awful and a matte face is also getting into perilous territory. Oddly enough, matte eyeshadow ls great – a bit of frost or shimmer is okay but anything beyond that emphasizes every wrinkle.

    • Susan

      Amen. I’m older too, and matte lips make me look like a zombie and a matte face makes me look dried up. Yet I love matte eyeshadow because too sparkly looks weird!

      Muse, I’m dying here for your review of the Nyx Lid Lingerie Matte Tint. I think I see about 4-5 of them I want, and I so hope they are a good substitute for the liquid matte eyeshadows from Butter London and Bare Minerals. Those are great but pricey (and e.l.f. has some that are cheap but crappy).

      • Isabella Muse

        Don’t wait for my review, they are on sale now for a BOGO at Ulta! Get them 😀 they are fab hehe! I love them! I’m testing out now and I’m quite happy with them. They are super pigmented, easy to blend, and they look amazingggggggggggggggg on my lids 😀

        • Susan

          Enabler. Enabler Face. OK, which are the best colors? I’m especially drawn by the olive and the taupe-lilac(?).

          • Isabella Muse

            I haven’t tried all the ones I got yet but so far I tested A-Line and Bang Bang and love ’em!

  • kjh

    S.t. You have to go for the name. I had Poppy King’s (now Lipstick Queen) original 7 deadly sins. How can I forego Cliquey Snarky? Lots of these look good. Maybe the Stila.

  • Lorraine. E.R

    The new NYX stuff looks good as does the clinique. I’m cursed with oily skin so ofc I appreciate matte things.

  • Carol

    I agree with Susan and Eraser. And you guys can pelt me with rocks and garbage if you want, but I am so sick of everything being matte that I could scream! When I read the title of this post my first thought was, Really? More new matte products?!? As if we need more? Everything is matte! I’m sick of it. I think I’m just old and jaded so just ignore me but where the hell is some shimmer or shine? And why is that so bad? Why can’t we live in a world where matte and shimmer can coexist? Matte is trying to kill shimmer and I am not on board with that. I will be 95 years old wearing my shimmer and not giving it a second thought. Sorry, had to get that out of my system. Well, now I feel better…

    • Isabella Muse

      haha no one is going to toss any rocks at ya 😀 ITA! I’m not much of a matte girl either. Hell matte isn’t nearly as bad as highlighter, that has to die SOON please!

    • kjh

      So right, girl. Muse always notes the difference between shimmery and frosty. I think that a tad of shimmer over a matte/satin look can make all the difference. That diffracts the light and lessens the look of texture. A powdery matte just accentuates it. You look like you should borrow Miss Havisham’s wedding dress. When I’m 95 (not that i’ll make it) I’ll be on my second Zoeva En Taupe, with a greige lipstick, and oldest Nyx Taupe with abh spectra on top. And have to keep my makeup under lock and key in the nursing home to avoid theft!

  • yelena

    eeek! I saw the new nyx lid lingerie and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!

    of course I want to see your review first tho 😉

  • katie reynolds

    Matte >highlighter for sure. But I’m pushing 60 and glittery eyeshadow doesn’t cut it anymore for this old gal. Seems like it just calls attention to my aging eye area and makes me look like an old worn out stripper trying to hang on to her youth. 🙁

    (SIDE NOTE:I do LOVE the Makeup Revolution eyeshadow pallets that are matte -if you haven’t tried that brand, I really like their prices. Their setting spray is great too. )