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Young women with very matte skin - why?

(48 Posts)
PollyPerky Sun 24-Sep-17 14:45:50

Just curious really. I often look at young women ( 16- 30 ish) and they all seem to go for really matte foundation. I know this sounds weird but older women like me choose foundations that give a glow, are dewy or are reflective. Why is is that young women don't like their natural glow and hide it under layers of foundation or powder?

SerfTerf Sun 24-Sep-17 14:47:08

We all did the same circa 1994.

It's just fashion (and youth being wasted on the young).

PollyPerky Sun 24-Sep-17 14:48:42

well I didn't in 1994 because I wasn't young then!

SerfTerf Sun 24-Sep-17 14:49:48

Well us fortiesomethings did smile

It was all you could buy. Very Matt lips too. What did we look like?

PollyPerky Sun 24-Sep-17 14:51:09

No It wasn't all your could buy! I'm older than you and I used to use Clinique Dewy Smooth then- clue is in the name!

SerfTerf Sun 24-Sep-17 14:51:45

Well, slight exaggeration maybe grin

megletthesecond Sun 24-Sep-17 14:51:54

It's odd isn't it. I came of make-up age in the 90's with it's fresh slightly shiny faces.

The current trends for thick make up and contouring fascinates me. And the brows shock.

CaptWentworth Sun 24-Sep-17 14:54:47

Yes, the brows hmm

SilentlyScreamingAgain Sun 24-Sep-17 14:56:48

Only the very young can get away with it, anyone over 28 looks a little corpse like.

Blueemeraldagain Sun 24-Sep-17 15:00:30

I've always worn matt makeup (turned 30 this year) because I have quite oily skin and look awful if I then add shiny foundation. I don't wear tons and tons though. I think most "dewy" makeup on young women looks sweaty/sheeny.
My mum (65) uses reflective foundation and it suits her skin.

Very matt lipstick does look weird.

BackieJerkhart Sun 24-Sep-17 15:03:14

Perhaps because young skin can be prone to oiliness and they over compensate with the matte make up. I know when i was a teen all the magazines had tips on how to banish the shine. They always included using matte powders.

PantPlot Sun 24-Sep-17 15:04:36

I'm going to go 'out there' with a wild and crazy guess that a) it's fashionable and b) they want to.

AdalindSchade Sun 24-Sep-17 15:05:09

Something to do with instagram and selfies I think

G1raffe Sun 24-Sep-17 15:05:37

I don't like shiny makeup.

My mum who otherwise is fantastic at makeup used to look really sweaty on her face and I realised it was the makeup to look "dewy."

I honestly can't think why anyone would want to look Dewey/glistenening/shiny!!

PantPlot Sun 24-Sep-17 15:07:01

I think dewy often looks clammy.

G1raffe Sun 24-Sep-17 15:07:33

I think I mean oily. Don't you try not to make it look oily!

CarlHickbread Sun 24-Sep-17 15:11:12

I have to wear matt foundation due to having really oily skin (I'm 30) I wish I could wear something dewy but I just look greasy.

The only one I could pull off was Chanels mat lumiere but they've discontinued it in the UK

alltoomuchrightnow Sun 24-Sep-17 15:17:41

most young girls I've seen are massively glowy with overloaded highlight.
I'm 46 and go for matte because I'm oily and extremely shiny.

pandarific Sun 24-Sep-17 15:20:10

Another one on whom 'dewy' makeup looks shiny and runs off by 1pm. Not good!

Also, younger people will have more breakouts, and dewy shiny makeup is utter crap at covering spots.

Gemini69 Sun 24-Sep-17 15:26:30

what has the best dewy effect without being a complete cover.. I loathe the feeling of foundation but need help finding a balanced skin balancing product.. now I'm almost 50... confused

Dustbunny1900 Sun 24-Sep-17 16:01:26

Cause they're closer to being teens worrying about grease and breakouts than they are dry skin wrinkles and crepey-ness.
It's also the style.
I've always preferred more Korean makeup techniques as I find western IG makeup extremely aging and harsh..not to mention suffocating under all those layers.

neveradullmoment99 Sun 24-Sep-17 16:47:26

Well lets face it they dont have to worry about enlargened pores and wrinkles for powder to sit in. I do think it looks horrible. The brows are just beyond ridiculous.

Miracle33 Sun 24-Sep-17 18:53:07

I honestly wish someone sat me down and talked to me about this youth thing and how quickly it goes. I really do confused

My skin looked great back then but I still insisted on Matt look, heavy foundations etc.

Would love to have a nice dewy face again pah.

Hairq Sun 24-Sep-17 19:22:39

I remember matte makeup being standard in the 90s. I think I actually prefer it. The dewy look just looks a little bit clammy to me.

However, the EYEBROWS on young people these days shockconfused I just don't get it - they all look like Angry Birds.

cuirderussie Sun 24-Sep-17 19:25:33

I learned to put on makeup in the 80s-I was a goth. You trowelled it on and the goal was to look as chalky and dead as possible weeps for teenage me with her flawless glowing skin underneath

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