Matte Skin and Red Lips

As part of learning basic make -up we had to learn how apply and achieve a matte look to the skin.  In our lesson we were given a demo by our tutor Lisa and then were sent off in pairs to practice. To achieve matte looking skin you need to cleans and tone the skin to remove any traces on make up, dirt and excess oil  After cleansing and toning you need to apply moisturiser to the skin and allow it to soak in to the skin and then apply a matte primer to the skin to help soak up and excess oil as well as to keep the make-up in place. To achieve the matte look to the skin i used MAC Studio Tech foundation and applied two to three layers on to the skin. The key to achieving a matte skin to apply a couple layers of foundation rather than applying one thick layer which can look cakey. After the foundation you need to go in with concealer and conceal any blemishes, redness or dark circles that were not covered up by the foundation. Once everything is concealed both the concealer and foundation then have to be set to achieve the matte look. To set the skin you need to use a translucent powder with a powder puff  and roll the powder on to the skin. Below are pictures of the finished look on my model Katy.

To take the matte skin one step further you could add a bold red lip like i have as well as  adding black eye liner to achieve a very 50’s retro pin up look .

Products I have used to achieve this look:


  • Illamasqua Matt Primer
  • MAC Studio Tech Foundation
  • Illamasqua Loose Powder
  • MAC Powder Blush – Cubic


  • MAC Lip Pencil – Cherry
  • MAC Lipstick – Ruby Woo

Thanks for reading

Hannah xoxo


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