Monday, October 16, 2017

All About the Base: How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup

How you prep your skin for makeup application will make all the difference to the finished look. Get it right, and you’ll have a glowing, flawless look that will last all night. Get it wrong, and you’ll soon find yourself re-applying in the bathroom. Read the following tips on how to get the perfect skin for flawless makeup application.

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The most important thing to prep your skin for makeup is to start with clean skin. That means completely removing everything that’s already there and getting rid of any extra dirt or oil. Choose a cleanser that is nourishing to help keep your skin soft, and remember to wash it off thoroughly. Makeup removal wipes won’t cut it, so make sure you invest in a decent face cleanser.


Exfoliation is very important to the appearance of your skin. Read any exfoliating blog post and you’ll see that this step will not only leave your skin looking polished and smooth, but it’s an essential step for you that airbrush-style makeup look. Exfoliate two-three times a week as part of your skincare routine, and do it before a big night where you really want your makeup to pop.


Another vital step for creating the perfect base, moisturizing is what will keep your skin looking healthy and glowing. Make sure you choose the best moisturizer for your skin type to make sure you don’t choose something too light or too greasy for your skin. Allow your skin to absorb the product for five minutes before applying the rest of your makeup.

Use a primer

If you don’t know what a primer is and what it does, then chances are you haven’t fallen in love with its benefits. A good primer serves as the real base for your makeup, giving you a silky smooth base to work with that will not only make it easier to apply product - but will make your makeup last longer too. Whether you want glowing skin or reduce the appearance of your pores - there’s a primer out there for you.


Sadly, for most mere mortals, glowing skin comes out of a bottle. And that bottle is called an illuminator. Illuminators come in all shapes and sizes, but the best formulas are liquid ones to give your skin that fresh appearance. For truly glowing skin, add a few drops of an illuminating product to your foundation, and apply as normal. You’ll find that your skin has a much plumper and dewier appearance that may mean you can get away with wearing less makeup.


After applying your foundation, you’ll need to set it with powder before you move onto your other products. Rather than leaving your setting to the end, work a light powder into your foundation to help lock it in place and soak up any excess moisture. From there you can apply the rest of your face and eye products for a long-lasting, flawless look.

You could use the most expensive makeup products in the world, but they won’t have much effect if you haven’t got a good base first. The right skincare routine is important for helping you create beautiful makeup looks, and following the steps above will help you get it right every time. Give it a try today and remember, it’s all about the base.

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