Master the Matte Finish
Why you should ditch the dewy makeup look for satin-y skin
If your skin tends to get oily during the day, use a gentle cleanser, toner and a water-based moisturizer. "Don't over-cleanse or exfoliate," Piggott warns. You should always avoid using products that strip your skin because these harsh treatments can actually stimulate your skin to produce more oil, says Piggott.
If you have dry skin, you're probably worried that matte makeup will dry your skin or look cake-y. Piggott recommends exfoliating three times a week to reveal smooth, radiant skin and following with a creamy cleanser and a rich moisturizer to help prevent flakes.
A necessity for both skin types? A great primer to prep your skin. "They get your skin ready for makeup, giving you a smooth base," says Piggott. "Your makeup looks flawless and stays in place all day long. Always apply your primer on clean, moisturized skin and wait until it's dry to the touch before applying your foundation." Rimmel London's New Stay Matte Primer can be used under foundation as well as on top for touch-ups.
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