6 Matte Foundation Makeup Tutorials for a Smooth, Shine-Free Complexion

February 12, 2021
By: Makeup.com | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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When it comes to matte makeup, there’s a fine line between keeping your complexion shine-free and creating a flat, one-color canvas. Luckily, with a couple of expert tips and the right matte foundation formula, you can create a luminous, real-skin look with dimension. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best matte foundation tutorials on YouTube. From a tutorial that uses only drugstore products to one that showcases an all-matte beat that will last for up to 12 hours, keep scrolling for our faves.

The Beat That’ll Last Through Anything

Here, Raye Boyce, one of our favorite OG beauty YouTubers, shares her super matte, oil- and sweat-proof, full-coverage foundation routine. Watch for some tips on how to prep the skin and how to bake to keep excess sebum at bay. 

A Healthy, Matte Glow

If you want to master the luminous matte look, let the tutorial ahead by Marie Jay be your guide. 

The Look Anyone Can Wear

YouTuber Jamie Genevieve shares her everyday makeup look featuring a neutral eye and lip, and matte skin that looks velvety smooth and has a touch of glow.

The Long-Lasting Look

If you have very oily skin, Chrissie Milan spills all of her secrets for creating a matte makeup look that will last for up to 12 hours. The trick? Setting your makeup primer and using a long-lasting foundation formula. If you need a drugstore recommendation, we like the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation.

For the Beginner

Created with the absolute beginner in mind, Roxette Arisa shares an in-depth tutorial to help you achieve flawless base makeup — matte foundation, contour and highlighter included.

The Look That Won't Break the Bank

If you’re looking to save a little coin but still achieve an ultra-glam, matte look, try this makeup tutorial by Amy Macedo. Her entire look is affordable (her concealer, Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Conceal will only run you $7.72), and the results are absolutely stunning.
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