During tonight’s Golden Globes, we saw a lot of inspiring beauty looks. As such, we had a lot of favorites (19 favorites, to be specific). These looks ranged from monochrome and moody à la Rosamund Pike to vivid and colorful à la Camilla Belle.

There was one thing that many of these makeup looks had in common, however: a velvety-matte finish. Gone were the ultra-dewy complexions of years past, at least in scale. In fact, highlighter had a noticeably smaller role on the red carpet any other year in recent memory. If you’re a fan of matte products, this might be refreshing news. If you’re a fan of a high-shine sheen, this might sound vaguely disappointing. Whatever your initial reaction may be, we’re confident you’ll appreciate this matte re-emergence, since it’s far from dry, flat, or chalky. All of the matte makeup we saw grace the Golden Globes red carpet was bright, radiant, and velvety. Keep scrolling to see the 2019 way to wear matte makeup.


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