The Best Luminous Matte Makeup Products of 2019

December 18, 2019
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
The Best Luminous Matte Makeup Products of 2019

The case for luminous matte makeup is ever-growing, and in the past few years we’ve seen a lot of it — between glassy highlighters, radiant foundations and light-reflecting setting sprays. What all these products have in common is that they contain a radiant, reflective yet opaque finish. Because there are so many launches in 2019 that fit this bill, we rounded up our favorites below that will really help bump up your luminous matte game.

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation

Born To Glow! Foundation was probably one of the best luminous matte face products of the year, thanks to its pearlescent, radiant finish that is even matte enough for oily-skin complexions to love. It has buildable coverage and enhances your natural glow — plus, it comes in a whopping 45 shades. 

Urban Decay The Ultimate Brush Off Set + Go Powder

In the powder category, the Ultimate Brush Off takes the cake for allowing luminosity to shine through its matte, lightweight finish. It absorbs excess oil, pairs well over any foundation and creates a blur that’s shine-free yet radiant.

NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush Glow

Sweet Cheeks Powder Blush Glow definitely has the most sparkle of the bunch but leaves behind a ton of pigment as well. It comes in 12 radiant shades that strike the perfect balance between matte and glowy.

Maybelline New York Master Chrome Jelly Highlighter

Master Chrome Jelly is a total go-to if you’re searching for a metallic, highly opaque highlighter finish. Its thick consistency blends into the skin easily and complements any matte foundation.


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Star Highlighter

If you prefer a powder highlight formula, try Magic Star by Charlotte Tilbury. This powder is glowy, pearly and makes your skin look incredibly smooth.

YSL Beauty Top Secrets Hydrating Makeup Spray

By far the best luminous matte setting spray, Top Secrets hydrates and sets makeup for long-lasting finish. Better yet, it contains gold pearl specks that add luminosity to every makeup look.

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