Learning how to apply in sheer layers is best. Invest in a skin care routine. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, but you absolutely have to commit to the routine.
You can have the best of the best in makeup brands but the truth is if your skin in prepped and prepared properly then it doesn’t matter how high end your cosmetics are.
First you must have a clean face to apply makeup. Applying makeup to skin that hasn’t been properly cleaned is equivalent to apply paint to a dirty, uneven wall.
Second is exfoliating. Im sure you hear this constantly. But it’s very true and extremely important. You should try to exfoliate at least 2 times a week but 1 will do. Exfoliating is more than just smoothing your skin. It helps remove dull and flaky patches. It deals with the imperfections. If you commit to exfoliate on a regular basis, you will notice a soft luminous finish to skin. Once you remove the dead dull skin, your foundation will apply much nicer. It will also help your moisturizer penetrate and work much better.
This brings me to the third thing! Moisturizer! Use a moisturizer that is suited to serve your skin type. Always allow the moisturizer to penetrate before applying any makeup. If you have oily skin, you want to use a mattifying or oil absorbing moisturizer. Dry skins need a much richer formula. Be careful though, richer doesn’t mean more! Too much or too thick can result in nothing else adhering to your skin properly and sliding off, like foundation.
Always use sunblocks. This is probably the most obvious. Daily use is a must. SPF does tend to have flash back when taking photos, this isn’t the best option when doing a photo shoot or wedding day. However, using a lower SPF will not make a difference.
Primers are also a must. It prepares your skin and face for the makeup.
Finally, ALWAYS remove your makeup at the end of the night. You want to make sure you remove your makeup thoroughly, no matter how exhausted you may be. You can even leave makeup wipes on your night stand to ensure the easiest option. However, the best situation would be to wash your face and apply a night cream.
Remember to always check the ingredients of all products, especially if you have sensitive skin. Sometimes, investing time into an amazing skin care regimen will help you with sensitivity.
I have a list of recommended products I will save for another blog post! What are some of your go to products? 💋💕