Retro MatteThursday, September 20, 2012
Matte textures have the ability to make things deep or hollow or smaller by absorbing light - e.g. a matte contour powder gives the cheeks the illusion of a thinner one; a matte eye shadow deepens the eye further making it look bigger, etc. A retro (vintage) matte is a more intense matte popularized by MAC lipsticks.
Now, this might be quite different from all the other looks I post here where everything's so shiny shimmering splendid. I decided to create this look to emphasize what matte can do to your face because it can be perfect for people who have big or cheeky face like me, or with a protruded eyes (like no crease line - typical for Asians).
Here are the products used:
Brows: Majolica Majorca Lash & Brow Colorist
Eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette
Eyeliner: BYS White Kohl Eyeliner
Mascara: Majolica Majorca Lash King
Base: MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation
Countour: Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Lips: MAC Retro Matte Riri Woo
Contact Lens: Fresh Look Gray
One should be very careful with using matte products because it might make the face look stronger than ever. As for this look, I decided to use browns and reds (a strong combination) to highlight that but when in ordinary world, it might better to use one strong color only, and the rest light/almost nude.
|MAC Retro Matte Riri Woo lipstick which I'll review soon!!|
For the eyes, I always make sure my eyes appear bigger. I used all matte textures and finishes for the shadow from Bobbi Brown with a smokey effect without the liner. I placed emphasis on the lower lash line with a white liner from BYS. I finished it with a matte overall beautifying mascara which I super love called the Lash King.
Lastly, to make sure that you maintain it, put a translucent powder, preferably a matte one or if not, don't forget to swipe the oil with oil control sheets.