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How to prep skin for makeup application?

Hey makeup lovers! We all know that achieving a flawless makeup look starts with the canvas – your skin. Whether you're a makeup pro or just getting started, the key to a flawless finish lies in the prep work. Today, we're diving into the essential steps to ensure your skin is ready for makeup magic. So, grab your favorite skincare products and let's get started on the journey to a flawless face!

Makeup Transformation + Skin Prep by NJ Makeup Artist Vero Soliman

Step 1: Cleanse and Moisturize Before you even think about reaching for that foundation brush, start with a clean slate.

Gently cleanse your face to remove any dirt, oil, or leftover makeup from the day. Follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to create a smooth and supple base for your makeup. This ensures that your foundation glides on seamlessly and prevents it from clinging to dry patches.

Pro Tip: Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type – whether it's oily, dry, or combination. This will provide the perfect level of hydration without causing excess oiliness or dryness.

Step 2: Prime Time Think of primer as the magic potion that blurs imperfections and helps your makeup stay put all day.

Applying a small amount of primer after moisturizing creates a smooth surface for foundation application. It fills in fine lines and pores, ensuring that your makeup doesn't settle into creases throughout the day.

Pro Tip: ONLY opt for a primer that addresses your specific concerns, whether it's mattifying for oily skin, hydrating for dry skin, or illuminating for a radiant finish.

Step 3: SPF is Non-Negotiable Sunscreen isn't just for beach days – it's a crucial step in your daily makeup routine.

Applying a broad-spectrum SPF not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays but also prevents premature aging and dark spots. Choose a lightweight formula to avoid a greasy feeling and ensure it's applied evenly.

Pro Tip: Look for a multitasking product that combines SPF with other skincare benefits, like antioxidants or hydration, to maximize its effectiveness.

Step 4: Hydrate from Within Don't forget to hydrate your skin from the inside out.

Drinking an ample amount of water helps maintain skin elasticity, creating a plump and youthful appearance. Proper hydration also aids in makeup application, as well-hydrated skin allows products to blend effortlessly.

Pro Tip: Infuse your water with slices of cucumber, lemon, or mint for a refreshing twist that promotes skin-loving benefits.

And there you have it – the ultimate guide to prepping your skin for a flawless makeup application! By following these simple steps, you're setting the stage for makeup that not only looking stunning but also a makeup application that lasts throughout the day. Remember, your skin is your canvas, so treat it with love and care. Now, go ahead and let your makeup skills shine!


Vero Soliman

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