Matte vs Glossy

Knowing which way to slay (matte or glossy) can be difficult for sure. Starting from lipsticks, nails, eyeshadows, and all the way down to the foundation, the choice can be difficult. These options are all beautiful in their own way and it is entirely up to you to make your decision.

1. Nails

by Ajla Suceska
by Ajla Suceska

You can wear your nails ultra matte or with some shine peeking through.
OPI has got a huge collection of nail polishes that you can go for starting from super drying matte ones to silky smooth soft ones. Matte nail polishes usually chip faster so that might affect your judgment and make you want to stick to shiny manicures.

Tip: Besides OPI, Essie has also got some amazing polishes as well as Sally Hanson.

2. Lips

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by Ajla Suceska

Based on the event you are off to you should apply your lipstick.
Women who are looking for a long lasting option usually stick to matte drying lipsticks, while those who are on a lookout for that shimmery youthful look will stick to glosses. There is no right or wrong with these, just know the event that you are applying them for. Mostly, women love shimmery options wear them for weddings, birthdays, and business events. While matte lipsticks are mostly worn to dinners since they can survive the entire 5-course meal session, and to parties.

Tip: A super great drying formula is the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid lipstick. These feel amazing on the lips while still being entirely matte. When it comes to soft shiny options, MAC has got your back. Their formula is one of the smoothest and softest ones while still being rich in color.

3. Eyeshadows

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by Ajla Suceska

This is a tricky one. Matte eyeshadows can look super glamorous, especially if you are doing a bold brown or black smokey eye. On the other side, there are glitters and sparkling eyeshadows. These can look pretty on their own without taking too much time or effort into the whole process. Just a gentle swipe with your finger and you will have a great eye makeup look! So, if you are in a hurry, some glittery shadow all over the crease will get the job done. However, both of these methods can be built up and can look formal and glamorous, as long as you take your time with it.

Tip: If you don't know what shadows to buy you can buy the Morphe palettes. They are super inexpensive while providing a whole range of shades that are shimmers and mattes. Also another great palette is the Juvia's Place.

4. Foundation

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by Ajla Suceska

Foundations can either dry matte or luminous. Based on your skin type you should know which way to go. Women who have super dry skin usually stick to more youthful, radiant, and luminous foundations, as well as light pressed powders and super wet looking like highlighters. These three make the skin shimmer and give it the ''glow within'' type of a look. On the other hand, women who have super oily skin like to tame down their oils by mattifying it all. They use super matte foundations, powders, and they apply a lot of press powder in order to keep the oils in place.

Tip: A great matte choice is the new Huda Beauty foundation and the NARS Sheer Glow for the more glowy side.