photo: Matt Irvin/Russian Vogue post created by amy nadine
Matte Eye + Matte Cheek + Matte Lip = Heaven!
If you strip away metallics, shimmers, glitters and gloss, you’re left with basics that can be equally as gorgeous. Think of the stars of the silver screen from the thirties to the sixties: Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Ali McGraw… none of them had shimmery shadow or glittery blush and they all looked stunning.
For most matte looks, it is typical to use cool tones like grey and red, but I love this look on Abbey Lee Kershaw in blushes and taupes. Use a matte pinky-nude lip pencil to fill in your entire lip (start with lip balm so they’re not too dry), a matte blush in a light peachy-pink shade to brighten your face, a matte brown kohl eyeliner at your lashline and to lightly fill in your brows, and a matte taupe shadow all over the lid. For crease definition, draw a line in a half-moon shape in the crease with the brown kohl eyeliner then smudge it with your finger. If you need face powder, just apply on your t-zone with a small brush so your skin remains luminous.
XO Amy Nadine