A number of you have asked this important question about your own makeup. I ‘ve had countless conversations about the topic of shiny vs. matte. Women feel that it will age their skin, making it look drier and older than it actually is.
Your skin in its healthiest state, like hair and nails, should have a subtle glow, a natural sheen. It ages the skin as quickly as if it had too much shine when your makeup is too matte! A subtle shine can add “pop” to the eye area, highlight cheekbones beautifully, and give the appearance of fuller lips instantly.
After painting faces for almost sixteen years, I have to say I love to see women of all ages and skin tones wearing a little something reflective on their face. The key word here is “little”. I’m not talking about going out and buying metallic makeup to wear to work everyday. Frosty lipstick, no body glitter, or shimmering face powders are allowed! The kind of shine I love the best is a ‘satin’ finish. Products with this ‘satin’ finish catch light and give life to your complexion!
A couple of rules to keep in mind:
For example: matte eye shadows with dewy lips, or satin-finish eye shadows with a traditional lipstick texture.
2 If your skin is dry or flaky, shimmery makeup would not be the best for you. Stick to dewy, creamy textures. This may give your skin a healthy glow. Try Nars Cream Shadows and Blushes in addition to Stila Convertible Color.
3 If your skin is oily, look for creamy, slightly shimmery eye shadow colors that are smudge-proof. This help keep your powder shadows in place during the day ahead and will definitely serve as a base color. Try Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Sticks and Stila Shadow Pots.
Remember, makeup is not permanent. It comes off! If this all still seems a bit scary, a well-trained makeup artist show you the way to look your very best and can answer any questions!