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matte

adjective Referring to the appearance of a non-glistening surface on cultures of noncapsule-producing bacteria, seen in many Enterobacteriaceae. In contrast, capsule-producing bacteria are described as glistening or “mucoid”.
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? The Body Shop All In One Cheek Colour in Bubblegum and Guava, PS8 Chase calls these his 'suit-all shades', with a moisturising formula that dries to a matte finish.
LUSCIOUS MATTE LIPS LUSCIOUS MATTE Icon: KATE MOSS Why It rocks: Matte lipsticks have more pigment than other formulas, which means strong colour straight from the bullet and a really bold look.
How To MasTer iT: 1 Chaps and dry patches will show up under a matte formula so exfoliate first with a sugar scrub (or some sugar mixed with olive oil).
2 if you have thin or ageing lips, avoid darker colours as a matte finish can be harsher than gloss.
3 'For a classic 40s, "grown-up" look, match it with matte foundation and flicked eyeliner, but you can make it younger and fresher by using a dewy foundation, highligher on the cheeks, or shimmer on the eyes like Kate does,' says Chase.
Collection Lipsticks, PS5.49 'These are probably some of the best matte lipsticks on the market.' says Chase.