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Matte Eyeshadows trending now?

Hi folks, just wondering if what everyone's thoughts were on matte eyeshadows.  Honestly I love love love shimmers and had no use for mattes, like, EVARRRRR, but last year I noticed that more and more brands are putting out more matte shadows.  Like Lorac Pro with half mattes, Laura Mercier, Stila In the Know, and at the end of the year even UD jumped on the bandwagon with Naked Basics.

 

Also noticed youtube gurus like gossmakeupartist and marlena the beautygeek or whatever mentioning that shimmer highlight "looks so eighties" and they prefer mattes now.

 

What's happening here?  Are my beloved shimmers indeed "out" now?  What do you guys think?

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Drrragon, I love love love shimmers so much. They are always my go-to for eyeshadow. BUT, I will say, lately, I don't know I have been gravitating towards matte shadows! I think they are very pretty because they look so natural and subtle. I think the makeup trend as of late, is and should be, natural. Everyone wants to look natural, even with makeup, and matte gives a natural look. But, I will say, I don't know if I could ever let go of my shimmers forever Smiley Happy

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I know, right??? I have soooo many shimmers and I love them but *shudder* who wants to look "so eighties" hahaha.  I agree with the natural look though, and since I bought the Laura Mercier Artist Palette (with half mattes) I've had so much fun exploring the new subtle looks I'm able to achieve and I think it's helped me with my blending skills a lot too.

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I know! I am right there with you on that one! It really does seem that everyone is pushing for matte eyeshadows, and companies keep coming out with matte palettes. After buying a couple of matte palettes and playing around with them, I must say that a completely matte eye look just isn't for me either. A matte highlight or crease color is one thing, but a total matte eye just doesn't look right on me for some reason. I guess it's because my skin gets oily. Wish I would have known that it wasn't for me before I bought 3 matte palettes! lol

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Hi drrragon!

I've noticed the same, lots of matte palettes trending which is fun for me since I've realized shimmers just don't work on my huge eyes anymore as I get older! Smiley Happy

The only thing is, a bit of variety is good! I do love shimmer shadows and love mixing and matching with them, they're so girly and give a great highlight! We even have a new Kat Von D matte palette coming out which (shocking!) has more color variation and less of the same matte nudes everyone else is making! That will be fun to take a look at but I agree, matte shadows are DEFINITELY a huge trend now but as spring and summer are coming soon, I wouldn't be surprised to see more of the light, shimmery and glimmery shadows arriving back.

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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oh wow I didn't know about the KVD all-matte palette!  oh I can't wait to see it, her eye shadows are totally gorgeous!  And yes, something that's not all nudes would be a nice refreshing change.  I'm sure we can bet on Kat to pick interesting colors Smiley Happy

 

Honestly I never got into the whole nude craze.  I just really don't like putting endless variations of brown on my lids.  If someone created a neutral palette with grays and taupes (if they were grayish taupes) I'd go wild for that though.  A nice shimmery gray looks so pretty matched with pink, purple, or blue.

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I love the matte ones. I like shimmer, too, but I have oily skin and sometimes I want a glossy lip to be the focus, which doesn't work if I have shiny face and shiny eyes along with it, so I do matte skin/eyes with super glossy lips.

 

Matte shadows are great for the no make up look, or as a base for the shimmery shadow for me. I like variety, so I like the fact there's more matte, altho I don't think shimmers are going anywhere soon.

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I don't think shimmers will ever be "out" completely! Maybe mattes are making a comeback but I feel like it depends on the occasion for me. I wear shimmers when I want to stand out and mattes for everyday wear. I just feel like mattes are less distracting to the eye on a daily basis, but I love myself some shimmer when I do use it. Shimmers pop so well in the eyelid and just in general!

 

The new matte trend is kind of nice though, I'm liking the palettes coming out right now. They've all got such earthy colors to them! I love the neutral look and matte finishes just work really well for that!

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I like dark, matte shades at the outer corners of my eyelids, but for all over the eyelid, I tend to like shades with just a slightly shimmery finish (not glittery, though!). I guess it depends -- but I do find that shadows with a slight iridescent finish (even if they appear matte in the pan) are more user friendly for me.

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I think a small amount of shimmer is fine but mattes are kinda in along side nudes, Dior's line is about nudes right now and Chanel's makeup line is leaning that way too. I like darker colors in my crease and lighter shades from lash line to brow bone. Hope this helps!

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I love shimmery eyeshadows. They make my eyes appear brighter and are so pretty.

 

I would prefer shimmer over matte. Matte on my eyes seem so dull. They are great for your crease but no really your eyelid. Right now I'm sticking to shimmery eyeshadows even if they said they "look so eighties". 

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I love shimmers and sparkle, matte seems to make me look so blah....and if its 80's...well then they were great years ( i was young in the eighties so heres my chance to live it up now).   I couldn't live wo my sparkle .  

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LOL so true!  Great comment!  

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I have been interested in mattes, but I only have neutral mattes at the moment.  On Instagram, Kat Von D posted a picture of the final sample of her new matte palette, and it is beautiful!!!  I will have to get it!!!

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I saw that photo this morning and practically drooled!  I loooooove those colors!

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Same here!!  I took a screenshot of it with my iPhone lol.  

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gotta love google image search....the source is the makeuptalk forum

 

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That's from Kat's Instagram!!  Goodness, those colors are so stunning.  I've never said this about a palette, ever, but I think I need this palette.  It would also work well for my education observations.  A nice bit of color, but not dramatic. 

 

*stares....stares....stares....* lol

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That matte palette is beautiful! I like that it has some matte colors and not just neutrals. I may have to purchase this. lol

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This palette is amazing, gorgeous. I think it needs me. 

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@drrragon- I love this palette it's actually suprising being from Kat Von D, I never thought one of her palettes would be this gorgeous, thought it might be a little more funkySmiley Tongue

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I like a mixture of both. Like Diana said now that I'm getting a little older some mattes tend to look better on me. I also think that's so silly that a shimmer highlight is considered eighties. I dont think that there are ANY rules in make up, you can wear what you think looks goodSmiley Happy

<3 Melissa

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I'm so glad people here still plan to wear their shimmers.  Thanks melissa for the comment about no rules in make up, that's awesome! Smiley Happy  Maybe when I'm 80 I'll remember that when I'm dying my hair purple and doing smoky eye (although I'll trust you ladies to tell me if that's a makeup no-no, when the time comes haha)

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I think it's interesting too since there are so many high end brands whose quad eyeshadow sets contain only shimmer shadows. As in everything from the highlight color to the crease and liner are shimmery! YSL, NARS, Cargo, Lancome and Dior come to mind.

 

I think there is a difference between shimmer and frost or glitter. I think shimmer shadows and formulas have come such a long way to the point where you can get something super frosty to something that just has a hint of a sheen.

 

Personally, I like to mix and match to add balance. If my foundation, cheeks, lips are alll quite dewy and I plan on wearing highlighter on my cheeks then I'll probably for a more matte highlight on my browbone. Or somtimes if I'm going for matte lips I'll add touches of shimmer to my eyes and cheeks.

I don't think I ever go 100% matte or 100% shiny/shimmery.

 

And honestly, if shimmers are so passe then why did Armani come out with Eyes to Kill and let's not forget Chanel's wildly popular cream eyeshadows ALL of which are shimmery Smiley Wink

 

 

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Personally, I say that if the eyeshadow fits, wear it! If a particular product makes you feel beautiful, and you think you look great, then it's the right look for you! I was a teenager during the late 1980's, and today's shimmers have come a looong way from '80's frosts (and--shudder!--the super-heavy, startling-blue frosts of the 1970's that my teenaged babysitters wore back way back then!). Today's glimmery eyeshadows seem to have much better consistencies and staying power, as well as appearing to be more sophisticated (ie, less "disco-ey"). While I personally love matte shadows (Urban Decay's Naked Basics are my current go-to shades), I still add a little shimmer to my tear duct and browbone areas with Stila's All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten (I use the shade in the left side of the pan) or the illuminator in It Cosmetics' Live, Love, Laugh Vitality Face Disc. A little shimmer definitely complements my matte look! 

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