So, the question for today is, which one is better in the cosmetic world, Matte or Shimmery? This includes everything in the makeup scope: lipstick, eyeshadow, foundation, blush, etc.
|On the lips: MAC Russian Red|
When I was about 10 years old, I was rummaging through my Mom's makeup bag and found a tube of very, very shimmery lipstick. I remember clearly that it has deep pink color with gold speckles around it. As any girl would do, I started to glide the lipstick on my lips and examined myself on the mirror. I remember that I didn't like it, it just made me look unflattering. Until today, I never liked shimmery lipsticks especially the shiny, glossy ones. I can handle lustrous lipsticks with lipliner underneath, but other than that, it is beyond repair.
My very first matte lipstick was the NYX Matte Lipsticks collection in Natural. I still have it right now and I absolutely love it. My absolute favorite matte lipstick has to be MAC Russian Red. I love how matte lipsticks make me look: sleek, neat and flattering. I would wear matte lipsticks over shimmery lipsticks anytime.
|Essence Sun Club Palette|
Now, I have love/hate relationship with both matte and shimmery eyeshadows. I never really know why. At some point, matte eyeshadows look good one me and at some point I look as dull as a dead plant. Same goes with shimmery eyeshadows, sometimes I just look TOO over the top but sometimes, I look like sparkly diva! Both my favorite matte and shimmery eyeshadows are by Essence (Matte Eyeshadow palette and Sun Club palette respectively)
|Revlon Colorstay in 310 Warm Golden|
I have oily skin, no doubt I would choose matte finish over radiant finish anytime. No debate here! My favorite foundation, the Revlon Colorstay has a matte finish which I am so grateful for.
Same goes with foundation, I'm all the matte team for blush and bronzer! If I ever want a shimmer, I would just pop a highlighter on my cheeks and I never have to worry about my face turning into grease. I don't have a favorite blush but right now, I'm obsessed with Catrice Defining Brush which I did a full review on. My all time fave bronzer is the Essence Matte Bronzing Powder in 02 Love To Be Matt.
Which team are you on? Team Matte or Team Shimmery?