All that MATTE-rs



Matte makeup products for Fall

I have so much love for matte products, regardless of the season, but there’s no denying that Fall is where it’s really at when it comes to matte finishes.

While a lot of you might already be longing after Summer, it seems that we just can’t get rid of  it here in New Jersey. The temperatures are still ridiculously high and it looks like I’m gonna have to wait a little longer for that sweater weather to get here.


Because I just can’t wait any longer, I though it’d tell you all about  some of my all-time favorite matte makeup products that will be perfect for Fall.


MAC matte lipsticks (left to right) Ruby Woo, Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte), Kinda Sexy, Whirl and Velvet Teddy. Long wearing formula and great colors is what I love about these. Weird thing is that the brighter colors don’t wear as comfortable as other shades in my collection and they tend to be a little chalky. You can clearly see that in these swatches, Kinda Sexy, Whirl and Velvet Teddy are much creamier and softer than Ruby Woo and Flat Out Fabulous, but I still love them and have no issue as long as my lips are exfoliated and moisturized [here are my reviews: Ruby Woo, Flat Out Fabulous, Whirl, Velvet Teddy].


Left to right: Ruby Woo, Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte), Kinda Sexy, Whirl and Velvet Teddy. 

MAC Velvet Teddy swatch, velvet teddy by macWearing MAC Velvet Teddy 

Another absolute favorite matte lipsticks of mine and frankly, my favorite lipsticks in my collection are NYX Matte Lipsticks. They’re affordable, come in a huge range of gorgeous colors, they are non-drying and I really cannot think of anything bad to say about them. I think I actually prefer their formula over the MAC matte one. I own pretty every single color, but some of my favorites are: Audrey, Alabama, Perfect Red, Tea Rose and Whipped Caviar (those mauve-y vibes get me every single time!.


Left to right: Audrey, Alabama, Perfect Red, Tea Rose and Whipped Caviar. 

Another amazing matte lip products from NYX are their Soft Matte Lip Creams. Similarly to NYX’s Matte Lipsticks, these are amongst my favorite lip products. Their finish is a bit of a mix between satin and matte. At first they look a bit glossy but they do dry to a matte/satin finish. They feel very smooth and velvety on lips and are pretty long-lasting and they smell like cookies. Seriously. The only down side is that once they do wear off after a couple of hours, my lips often feel a bit dry.


Left to right: Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Addis Ababa, Milan and Amsterdam. 

If I were to only keep one palette from my makeup stash it would most likely be Tarte’s Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette. It’s an all-matte palette with 12 gorgeous eye shadows. Their formula is smooth, creamy and very pigmented. A few of my favorite shades are Supermom, Multitasker and Force of Nature. With this palette you can go anywhere from a soft and natural look to a dramatic night-time smokey eye. You can find my full review and swatches right here.

Tarte Tartalette palette

Tarte Tartelette palette

Tarte Tartalette palette swatchesTarte Tartelette palette swatches. 

Another all-matte favorite palette of mine is Lorac’s Pro Matte Palette that I recently reviewed right here. The formula once again is creamy, it blends beautifully and the color range is ideal for Fall. The palette itself is small, compact and it also comes with a mirror which makes it a perfect travel companion. You can find my review right here.


Lorac Pro Matte Palette

Lorac-Pro-Matte-Palette-swatchesLorac Pro Matte Palette swatches

Last palette that I want to include in this post is not an all-matte palette as it comes with one shimmer eye shadow as well. It’s the Naked Basics Palette from Urban Decay. It’s another travel-friendly palette since it has pretty much everything you need. I don’t think that these eyeshadows are as pigmented as the ones from the Lorac Pro Matte Palette or the Tartelette palette, but they’re quite nice as they are.

Two of my favorite matte bronzers are Benefit’s Hoola Bronzing Powder and Bare Minerals Warmth. Both have a nice, natural-looking matte finish.

Milani Rose Blushes Review and Swatches

I am not a huge fan of overly pigmented blushes, but I definitely like them with a matte finish. Milani is definitely a drugstore brand that’s become famous for their blushes. I have a lot of love for their baked blushes, but I also really like their Rose Powder Blushes, although both of these are complete different. With Rose Powder Blushes, I have to use a very light hand as they are pigmented and have a nice color payoff. They can be a bit too drying for dry skin types, but they do have a very nice and very matte finish. Romantic Rose is my favorite as it’s the most natural-looking on my skin tone.

Milani rose powder blush swatchesRomantic Rose, Tea Rose and Coral Cove.

What are some of your favorite matte-finish products?


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    Danielle Beautyblog
    September 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I love what you’ve picked out! I’m a big fan of matte blushers and eyeshadows and the Tartekette and mini Lorac palette have such gorgeous shades they are now on my wishlist! I do love the mattes in the Naked Basics palettes too!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    Emma Louise
    September 11, 2015 at 8:25 am

    The NYX Shades are gorgeous! Love the Lorac Matte palette too x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

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    Justyna F
    September 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Love that MAC velvet teddy on you! :) BTW, I wish we had Tarte cosmetics in Poland…

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    Dagmara Klich
    September 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I do like matte products, especially blushes and I’m getting more and more into matte lipsticks but I’m very picky with the formula and anything too drying is a no from me. While I have to have some matte eyeshadows I love shimmery ones too much :) Love your picks though, the Tartelette palette is stunning and Velvet Teddy looks gorgeous on you :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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      Paula @
      September 14, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Oh some of the formulas can definitely be drying, the NYX ones are just perfect though. Thanks so much Dagmara! :)

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    September 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Amazing post! Love how you described and reviewed such a wide variety of products. xo

    Klaudia //

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    Megan Biggin
    September 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Always wanted to try the NYX Soft Matte creams and now I’m lusting after those Milani blushers! x

    Megan |

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    Jodie Vernon
    September 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Matte products are just my favourite especially of the eyeshadow variety, and now I’ve seen this Lorac palette I feel like I need it in my life!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    September 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The Lorac Palette is so beautiful, want it so badly!

    Maddy // £100 FeelUnique Voucher Giveaway

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    Emily Trinh
    September 11, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I used to be really into gloss finishes, but over the past few months I have transitioned into matte finishes and I absolutely love them! I have Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy and I cannot wait to try them.

    Emily | Always Emily | Bloglovin’

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      Paula @
      September 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      I usually really like glossy finishes during Spring, in Fall and Winter I definitely reach for mattes more often.

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    September 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Matte products are the best, especially for fall! My favorite lipstick at the moment is Rimmel by Kate in 08, literally wear it everyday! Also really like Chanel perfumes for fall, they’re so perfect to keep me cozy))

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    September 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    So many stunning matte products I don’t even know where to look haha. The Tartlette palette has some seriously gorgeous shades in there and the pigment looks amazing too. I’m also missing the NYX Matte lipsticks in my life, they look so pigmented and sound fab for such an affordable price x

    Beauty with charm

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      Paula @
      September 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks so much Alina! The Tartelette palette is crazy beautiful and the eyeshadows are so damn creamy, I love them.

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    September 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Both those eyeshadow palettes are beautiful! One of my favorite mattes would be the NYX powder blushes xx

    Kat | Peachy Pink Gloss

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    September 12, 2015 at 8:34 am

    These eyeshadow palettes are amazing!

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    Elisa Z
    September 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Love the velvet teddy on you, suits you a lot.

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    Made in Mauve
    September 12, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Beautiful colors

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    September 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I love matte formulated products too but only lipsticks and blushes. That Tarte palette is gorgeous and you have to buy “Antwerp” shade in NYX lip creams and I assure you then and only then, your collection will be complete as the shade is adorable. Google it and you will see. Lovely post:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    September 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Tea Rose & Whipped Cavier look incredible! I adore this post, so many products I now want to chase down!

    Musings & More

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    September 14, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    OMG so much beauty, I don’t even know where to look at haha seriously. And those Nyx lipsticks are gorgeous specially Tea rose and caviar

    And I love how pigmented and gorgeous Milan blushes are I absolutely adore them

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    September 18, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I’m so in love with the Tartlette palette! I really want the Naked Basics palette, both of them. And the Nyx butter creams are so freaking good! I just got a new one this week :)

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