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When it comes to shiny skin, there is the good (dewy, radiant) and the bothersome (oily, greasy). Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto provides instruction on how to keep skin matte.
Written By Er Ica Lopez
INSTANTLY MATTIFY SKIN  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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Freshly painted manicures, diamond pinky rings and crystal Champagne coupes. These are a few things that satisfy the soul when gleaming, radiant and shiny — your complexion, however, does not. While glowy, dewy skin requires the well-placed application of hydrating moisturizers and luminizers, oilier complexions do not require such emollients.
Whether soaring temperatures or your skin’s natural predisposition requires you to powder your nose more often than you’d like, Amy Adams’ trusted makeup artist, Stephen Sollitto, provides his tips to keep skin at its matte best.

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“Just like in the summer when you might use a darker foundation, it is smart to grab a lighter-weight moisturizer as well, like Embryolisse or Sisley Ecological Compound Cream.” 

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, Makeup Artist

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“Moisturize first, but then wipe and dab off excess product, especially in your T-zone, with a tissue or a cotton pad like Utowa’s.” 

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, MAKEUP ARTIST

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“Blot on Avène Mattifying Fluid to your T-zone and also your eyelids — they can get shiny as well. If you need extra help when you are done with your makeup, powder formulations like MAC Mineralize keep skin matte, while Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are great to keep in your bag for retouches throughout the day.”

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, MAKEUP ARTIST

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