Ever since Hailey Bieber, the high priestess of dew, decreed “glazed donut skin” to be in, matte makeup began to feel a bit sartorially questionable. The fashion world only confirmed what TikTok already knew and rarely has a model sashayed down the catwalk over the past few years without wet-look, moisture-saturated skin.
But it seems the high-key sheen we’ve dialled up with highlighter and eye glosses has begun to dim if the beauty looks on the front row at Paris Fashion Week are anything to go by.
The oversight has been corrected by Taylor Hill at the Balmain show where everything from the swoosh of elongated kohl eyeliner to her peach eyeshadow and lips was categorically matte.
At Dior, Jennifer Lawrence looked like she’d stepped straight out of a ’90s makeup ad with her taupe matte eyeshadow and satin-matte skin. Meanwhile, Anya Taylor-Joy mixed Matrix-style edginess with ethereal opaque coverage on the face and a slick of clear lip gloss.
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