Beauty trends tend to follow a cyclical pattern, if you hadn’t noticed.
One minute it’s all about the polished matte complexion and then before you
can say "what is that?" the next buzz word is "dewy" skin and then suddenly
it’s back on with the "shine-free" look.
So, what are the layman’s terms for these beauty jargons?
Matte, oil-free, long-lasting and shine-free are synonyms for a powdered
Luminous, dewy and glowing are used to describe a complexion finish that
is non-powdered revealing the skin's natural shine.
If you are frustrated with your blotchy makeup or if you wished your makeup
would last longer than your ride to work, chances are, your skincare and/or
makeup is not suitable for your skin type.
A matte finish flatters an oily to combination skin type because it mattifies
the skin's excess oil for a long-lasting wear. This creates more polished
Essential matte products include an oil-free primer and semi-matte liquid
foundation, face powder and powder blush (and/or bronzer).
A dewy complexion works beautifully on normal to dry skin as it hydrates
and add luminosity to dull, tired looking skin. This style translates to a
naturally effortless look.
Essential dewy products include hydrating primer and foundation, cream
blush and shimmer illuminiser (to highlight your cheekbones).
If you are blessed with a normal skin type, either complexion finish will look
fantastic on you.