Wondering how I achieved flawless makeup? Here are the prep steps to the most long lasting and flawless makeup tips that you don't want to miss.
Why is it important to prep before applying make up?
Look at this way, If you‘re going on a trip to California to Texas. Wouldn’t you take the steps to make sure your car will get you to your destination safe? Well, the same applies to make up. You’ve gotta take the steps to get that long lasting application.
If you don’t take the steps then you will end up with dry patches, dullness or uneven coverage.
Step 1: Cleanse
Before you start prepping, be sure you have a cleanser that your skin loves. There are many cleansers out there gel, cream, foam, oil-base, clay cleansers, Micellar, powder and bar cleansers (that's not recommended). Make sure you know what your skin needs before getting the product. When washing your face use circular motions, gently rub your favorite cleanser into your skin to remove impurities, dirt and oil.
Step 2: Exfoliate
When was the last time you exfoliated? Exfoliating helps remove any dead skin cells that may be clogging your pores. Are you feeling with dry skin? Exfoliating can also help alleviate your dry patches that can lead up to uneven complexion and blotchiness.
WARNING If you have sensitive skin some exfoliating products can be a little harsh on your skin.
We recommend you to exfoliate after cleansing once a week, after cleansing. After you rinse your face, gently massage the exfoliate formula into your skin with your fingertips using gentle circular motions. Then rinse with lukewarm water. Instead of rubbing the towel against your face try tapping the towel on your face from overly drying.
Step 3: Toner
Witch hazel is not a toner, but we'll talk about that later. Its rare for people to add toning in their skin care routine, but if you haven't you should start. Toner is a quick, absorbing liquid that removes excess dirt, traces of oil and make up, correct and balance the pH of your skin and helps control acne.
Step 4: Moisturize
Moisturizing reduces skin problems - it can reduce the chances of developing extreme dryness and/or oiliness. It conceals blemishes. Makeup Artist use moisturizers as primers at times. If you have a really absorbent moisturizer you can spray setting spray after your moistrizer dries down a little. Then apply make up.
Step 5: Prime
As it was said above, you can moisturize to prime and or prime after you moisturize. Before you prime allow the moisturizer on your face to dry for about a minute or two, however depending on the moisturizer and primer you use. Your make up can apply too creamy/liquidity and that can make your face cakey, or oily later in the day. Primer helps keep your make up in place. The mixture of the two can make the primer lose its job.
Step 6: Prep Your Lips
Your lips like the majority of the body are a reflection on the outside of what you put inside. Hydrating is key, the skin on top is super thin and sensitive, making it prone to dehydration-related dryness and redness that evens out lip gloss and lipstick coverage. Before applying lipstick and/or lip gloss exfoliate, prime, line your lips, and paint on your color.
How to Keep a Fresh Face All day
Be sure to keep oil absorbent pads, setting powder, and a travel size setting spray bottle in your bag because it will come in handy at 7 PM.