Glossy Lips, Matte Skin


If the very subjective concept that makeup is an extension of the self always held true, I’d have to ask you to bury me beneath every luminizing product I’ve ever purchased. All that focus on dew and glow is tempting (and a trend ITG fully embraces), but what if shiny is how I feel on the inside, but not how I want to look on the outside? It's a question that could shake any reader of this site to her core. If you really want to feel shook, ask yourself this: What if the sheen of sweat that's been glistening on my face for a couple months has extended beyond my control and the highlighters I continue to apply are simply a feeble attempt at disguising the fact that this so-called glow is unintentional?

But makeup is all about change and control and freedom. In spite of the things we actually can't control—humidity levels, for one—all the makeup in the world exists so we can primp, prod, and blot ourselves into whatever we want to be. Today, that happens to be matte, with a hint of shine on the lips.

As Tom puts it, "There's something put together and classy and adult about matte skin." Pair that with a gloss—classic teen favorite—and the end result is something almost ageless. Drawing inspiration from young Cindy Crawford (an ageless icon if ever there was one), with makeup + hair from our favorite Ingeborg, we've got glossed nudes, berries, pinks and reds, plus matte-ified skin courtesy of Glossier Wowder. Please enjoy:

Look 1:

Kitty wears 3.1 Phillip Lim pants, top, and earrings. Makeup is Glossier Skin Tint, Glossier Stretch Concealer, and Glossier Wowder, all in Medium (worn throughout); Surratt Beauty Moderniste Lip Pencil in Tendre Baiser; Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre in Au Naturelle; Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in Coup de Genie and La Rosee Du Soir.

Look 2:

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in La Vie En Rose; Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare; Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres in Beige.

Look 3:

Sonia Rykiel blouse and coat; Priscavera skirt; Kenneth Jay Lane earrings. Face Stockholm Lip Pencil in Eggplant; Vapour lipgloss in Bitten.

Look 4:

Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Absinthia; Face Stockholm Lip Pencil in Nejita;
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Bronzer in Siena.

Look 5:

Tibi coat; stylist's own scarf. Dior Rouge Brilliant Gloss in 080.

Look 6:

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 551 Adventure.

Look 7:

Stylist's own scarf, Vex Clothing gloves. Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Janneline; Make Beauty Dew Pot in Dew.

Look 8:

Vapour Lipgloss in Ether.

Kitty Hayes (Heroes) photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup and hair by Ingeborg. Styled by Lilli Millhiser.

For more matte skin in real life, read all about Wowder, right here.