We can also see the mattes in another role - a formulation created to soften the appearance of the T-zone. As I always like to emphasize - less is more and these types of foundations can also blend in one layer and reduce the appearance of imperfections on the skin, giving it a velvety finish and a natural appearance. New, more technologically advanced formulations allow for easy and seamless application. On the skin, they are comfortable, breathable and blend with the skin so they don't look like a mask.
CHANEL ULTRA LE TEINT VELVET is a new foundation from CHANEL workshop, an improved version of its predecessor. This velvety, long-lasting texture provides coverage of pores and fine wrinkles, and evens the complexion for further steps in makeup. If you are a fan of applying foundations with fingers, then this is definitely for you. It is best applied with fingers from the center of the face to the outer parts, and it also allows the application of multiple layers, so that you can get the full coverage power.
The Clinique Stay Matte Oil free foundation gives a velvety matte finish and maintains a uniform appearance throughout the day. The formula also keeps the glow in check, reduces excessive sebum secretion, resists sweat and is designed to last for 8 hours. It gives medium coverage, has a natural matte finish and is best applied with thick, compact brushes.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric was released last year and has since remained on the list of best matte powders. The foundation has a rich, creamy consistency that blends into the skin after application and transforms into a true velvety matte finish. They also have super-fine pigments that provide a high degree of coverage with minimal product application. An added benefit of this pad is the SPF25 for skin protection, allowing it to be worn in the summer and winter months.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is a non-comedogenic, oil-free foundation that can clog pores, the lightweight formula instantly transforms from a liquid to a long-lasting velvety matte finish. It is formulated with calominitic clay that controls the oil which can cause stains, remove impurities and cleanse the skin.
The NARS Natural Radiant Longwear foundation is created keeping in mind oily skin. The pad was also created to be highly resistant to water, sweat, transmission when touched while still leaving a natural appearance. The long-lasting formulation is ideal for summer as well as winter and for skin that needs a lot of coverage.