Experimenting with matte makeup is one way to create smooth, full coverage looks. So, to prep your makeup for fall, we’re sharing a few tips on how to create a gorgeous matte look! Here are a few makeup tips to rock the perfect matte look and more with e.l.f. Cosmetics makeup products.

1. Prep with the Right Primer

The right primer for a matte look moisturizes and evens out the skin for a flawless complexion. Our Beautifully Bare Luminous Matte Makeup Primer is the perfect solution that primes the skin for long wear while smoothing, and controlling oiliness.

2. Blend Your Foundation

Once you’ve chosen the right primer, the next step is to create a base. Our Acne Fighting Foundation has a formula that provides full coverage. The trick to applying foundation for matte makeup is to use a damp blending sponge to evenly blend the formula onto the skin. This allows you to customize your coverage without caking on too much product.


3. Go Easy on the Eyeshadow

Matte eyeshadows are best for creating everyday looks! Pick two complementing light and dark shades from a matte eyeshadow palette that are similar to your skin tone. Apply the lighter shade over your eyelid and the darker shade in the eyelid crease. Bring the darker shade down to your lower lash line for a light smoky effect. Blend away any visible edges and your matte eye look is good to go!


4. Pick a Matte Lipstick

For the perfect matte lip look, pick a lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips. Try one of our Liquid Matte Lipsticks that nourish and condition the lips. The diamond shaped applicator gives you a gorgeous matte finish in just one stroke with precise application.

5. Finish with a Setting Spray

What better way to keep your matte look in place by using a mattifying setting spray? Our Matte Magic Mist & Set leaves a matte finish over your complexion, intensifies makeup, and locks your makeup in place. There’ll be no need to reapply makeup throughout the day!


With these 5 matte makeup tricks, you’ve got just what you need to #playbeautifully with matte makeup. Don’t forget to experiment with your makeup and share your matte looks with us in the comments section below!

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