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By Samantha Lennon

I always love it when an outstanding matte makeup product came to market.

Thank goodness the trend is back and hopefully here to stay. It took long enough, but, like spring, it is finally here.

It’s a perfect time to experiment with matte looks for a fresh and clean spring look. Once upon a time, matte makeup had a bad wrap and rightfully so; it was viewed as “drying.” Many women are still a bit traumatized and haven’t witnessed the transformation of the product from less powdery to more pigmented.

I’m here to spread the good word, and introduce you to a few of my favorite new matte products.

Paula’s Choice The Nude Mattes: This unique eye shadow palette features 11 velvety, true matte shadows, plus one highlighting shadow, in universally wearable shades. The superbly blendable and buildable shadow colors range from soft ivory to rich brown and smoky black, making them versatile for day, night, or any time in between. The slim, mirrored case is recyclable and includes a professional-quality brush that allows flawless application and unlimited looks. Use this as an eyeliner, and also to contour cheekbones.

NARS Matte Multiple Bronzer: NARS brings vibrant pops of color and sensual sun-kissed hues to lips and cheeks with the new Matte Multiple. The Matte Multiple features a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting, hydrating color that is versatile and oh-so-modern. This innovative formula can be applied dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect or wet for a rich and vivid finish that melts into skin.

Lorac Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color: Get a strong, sexy pout with LORAC Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color, which is perfect for spring! These long-lasting, velvety-smooth lip colors are paraben-free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants of Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamins C & E to help your luscious lips look healthy and full. This highly-pigmented, 8-hour formula stays put without bleeding or feathering and boasts luxurious matte color that lasts! It really does, I personally recommend this product for spring weddings or for anyone who hates reapplying their lip products constantly.

Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”

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Originally published April 2014
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