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How to Mattify Your Face for a Wedding

Learn how to mattify your face from professional makeup artist Michelle Dittrich in this Howcast wedding makeup tutorial.


"My name is Michelle Dittrich and I'm a makeup artist. I've done makeup on a lot of celebrities: Pam Anderson, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, and Cynthia Nixon. There's a big misconception that I could never do that look on the runway and you absolutely can, everybody can. And you'll play to your best attributes and I can show you how to do that. So to finish a wedding look, besides the lips, we want to mattify the center of the face. It's okay in photos to have that pretty sheen on the cheeks and everywhere that we've done thus far, but in photos you don't want to look greasy down the center of your face, which is where most people, no matter what skin type you are, get a shine. It can be a trend, which is pretty if it's a trend, but if you want classic photos, mattify your face so that the flash does not reflect too much light. So, what we're going to do is take a translucent, matte, oil free powder and pat it off. You want to use a large powder brush because we want a dusting, we don't necessarily want more coverage, we don't want it to look heavy, but we just want to take away the shine. So, we're going to kind of like just roll the brush a little bit, just over the forehead, a little bit down the nose. We're going to leave the pretty little spot above her lip a little bit shimmery, but then we're just going to touch the chin. And if you use a rolling motion you won't mess up any of your other makeup, because if you went ""psh, psh, psh"", it can start flying. So the mattification will look great for photos. It also sets all of the other makeup and will give you a timeless look for a wedding, which in pictures you definitely want.

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