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Slowly but surely I’ve gotten into liking matte eye shadows. so I wanted to show you some lovely mattes out of my pressed mattes. I like using mattes mixed in with other textures, such as frosts, glitters and duochromes to add depth to looks. It can be a lot of fun to have a super sparkly lid with a matte crease and a pearly browbone, or do an all matte look with bright mattes.

In this first set we have Inglot, MAC, Too Faced, Urban Decay and Flirt.

MAC Matte2 – Copperplate, Blanc Type, Fig. 1, Prussian, Tete-A-Tint, Brownscript, Handwritten

Urban Decay Mattes – Purple Haze, Electric, Narcotic, Chronic, Revolver

Too Faced Matte– Sexpresso

Inglot Matte 376

Flirt! Cosmetics Matte – Magic Mist, Vanilla Truffle

The second set is all Sugarpill (affiliate link).

I also included swatches of Sugarpill’s pressed colors, since they’re matte or semi-pearly and they got me back into using pressed shadows. As you can tell, they’re bright, opaque shades. Love + and Dollipop tend to stain the skin a bit, but I believe that they were being reformulated (or already have been).

Shade Descriptions:
Copperplate – muted mid-tone grey
Blanc Type – creamy beige
Fig. 1 – eggplant purple
Prussian – deep sea blue
Tete-A-Tint – caramel brown
Brownscript – warm chestnut brown
Handwritten – rich chocolate brown
Purple Haze – bright purple
Electric – electric blue
Narcotic – bright turquoise
Chronic – bright light green
Revolver – stone grey
Sexpresso – dark brown
376 – charcoal grey
Magic Mist – dark purple
Vanilla Truffle – light milk chocolate brown
Afterparty – bright turquoise with a semi-pearly sheen
Love + – bright red with a semi-pearly sheen
Midori – vibrant green with a slightly pearl sheen
Poison Plum – dramatic purple with a semi-pearly sheen
Dollipop – vibrant, matte hot pink
Buttercupcake – brightest bright matte yellow
Tako – pure matte white
Bulleproof – deepest matte black

Prussian, Poison Plum, Afterparty, Handwritten, Magic Mist, Sexpresso, Copperplate, 376, and Fig. 1 are all great to deepen the crease. Tako & Blanc Type work well as a color to apply from the eyebrows to the crease, since that will help blend the crease onto the browbone.

Afterparty was used on the outer lid and crease for this look.

Urban Decay’s Purple Haze was used on the lid and Sugarpill’s Poison Plum was used in the crease.

Sugarpill’s Dollipop was used on the lid and lower crease.

Sugarpill Love + was used on the lid.

Midori was used on the lid.

Sugarpill Buttercupcake was used on the lid, with Midori & Afterparty.

Flirt! Vanilla Truffle is on the lid.

Sugarpill Poison Plum was used on the lid.

MAC Copperplate was used on the lid.

Urban Decay Revolver was used on lid and MAC Copperplate on crease.

Stars Makeup Haven Creme d’ Nude was applied to the lid.

MAC Blanc Type was applied to the lid & Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark to crease.

MAC Tete-a-Tint was used on the lid, Blanc Type on the brow & Copperplate in the crease.

MAC Handwritten was used in the crease.

Too Faced Sexpresso was used to deepen the outer corner.

So tell me, what are your favorite mattes? Do you have any bright ones that you think I should check out? Do you see any here you’d like to try?