Makeup is a fun and convenient way to make yourself look presentable, flaunt your features, and boost your confidence on any given occasion, especially during social gatherings. While you may already have an arsenal of makeup techniques and essentials ready for use, they won’t do their magic if your skin isn’t prepared and ready.
Gladly, prepping your skin before any event and special occasion is doable. To show you, here are a few tips to prep your skin for a makeup look that’d last and won’t budge all day long.
1. Use A Hydrating Cleanser
Your skin is your makeup’s canvass; hence, it’s important to have a sleek and well-prepared skin surface before putting in a few beauty products on it. Apart from choosing high-quality makeup tools, you also need to be meticulous in choosing your facial cleanser.
Typically, cleansers can leave your face looking and feeling dry. Certain ingredients such as fragrance, sulfates, alcohol, essential oils, and the like may aggravate any skin sensitivity that can leave your skin looking dry and reddish. This makes the pores in your skin more visible too.
To combat this, look for hydrating cleansers from reputable skincare brands. For instance, Comfort Zone skincare products and other similar options offered by beauty companies have cleansers with no added fragrance; otherwise, the fragrances used are entirely natural.
If you have sensitive skin, make sure to choose hydrating cleansers with basic ingredients. In this way, you can ensure that your skin will look blemish-free and makeup-ready.
2. Don’t Forget To Exfoliate
While it can be easy to overlook this process, exfoliating your skin before you put on any makeup will make a huge difference. Keep in mind that dead skin cells are said to be the culprits behind dry patches, rough skin surfaces, blackheads, and other skin concerns. They may prevent your makeup products from working their wonders leading to a cakey look, especially as the level of humidity rises.
Right after your cleansing routine, follow it up by using an exfoliating product. Make sure to choose a gentle product as most exfoliant products in the market are known to be too harsh and drying on the skin. To check whether a certain brand suits you well, do a quick patch test on your wrist. If you experienced no itchiness after around five minutes, you may proceed and exfoliate the rest of your face and neck in small circular motions.
Similar to the rest of your body, it’d be best to regularly exfoliate your skin twice to thrice each week even if you aren’t preparing for any glamorous makeup look for an event. Exfoliating helps remove the accumulating dead skin cells that are clogging your pores which can open doors for other skin problems.
3. Use An Eye Mask
Your eyes can directly tell whether or not you’re well-rested. Hence, if you had a hectic schedule prior to a special event, make sure to use an eye mask or undereye pad the night before. Some makeup artists working for celebrities, influencers, and other popular figures even shared using this technique to help brighten their client’s undereye areas.
At the same time, as you apply your makeup, your eye mask can catch any eye shadow fallout, leaving no mess and dust on your entire face that might ruin your entire makeup look. Ultimately, the mask can hydrate your eye region, helping you look radiant and fresh.
Moreover, if you want to enjoy lasting effects on your radiant under eyes, make it a practice to apply eye cream every night. Besides helping your eyes look more awake, an eye cream may address some aging issues. Take note that the skin around your eye area is thinner compared to nearby areas and is where signs of physical aging begin to manifest early on.
Putting on a vitamin-enriched eye cream will moisturize your eye region and help you protect and slow down the development of wrinkles and minimize the appearance of crow’s feet. At the same time, an eye cream may correct the uneven skin tone around your eyes allowing you to apply makeup with ease.
4. Apply Primer
Before you get too excited to apply any makeup product, make sure to put your preferred primer first. Your makeup primer base is going to set the stage for your skin, create a smooth and even surface, and holds all your beauty and face products in place. It’ll also serve as a barrier between your face’s natural oil secretions and your makeup, helping you create a seamless look.
When it comes to choosing a primer, scout for one that has silicone as its primary ingredient. Silicone can help fill any patches which allow you to achieve a smooth application and an effortless final look.
Wrapping It Up
Your beauty products and tools will partly determine whether or not your look will stay put the entire day. The remaining half will depend on your skin’s ability to hold them in place.
Considering this, make sure not to skip out on your skincare routine before applying your makeup. Preparing your skin before you apply makeup may help your makeup look last for much longer. Also, choosing different high-quality and trusted skincare essentials may help you lessen the effort and time to blend your makeup properly. Totally a win!
By following the tips above, you’ll surely be able to achieve a flawless and chic look just as how you’ve envisioned it in your head.
Keep being AllDayChic!