Skin prep

Skin prep is uber important in the make up world! Yes its lovely to paint your face with all the products you can find but it all goes a bit horribly wrong if you do prep your skin beforehand.

How many of us have  said

‘my foundation just doesn’t last’

‘my make up goes patchy’

Sounds familiar? well it could be down to how your preparing you skin.  Lets be honest a decorator will not just slap some paint on a random wall without prepping first and we should do this to our skin.  So what prep do we need? Well its going to have to involve more then just a make up wife and a blob of moisturiser.

Lets think about your normal day to day make up. We firstly need to cleanse that skin you need a simple clean surface thats had all grime, pollution, excess oil and last nights make up reminance (we have all done it), next up is a toner I personally like to use a glycolic toner to help remove any excess dead skin and tighten my skin up.  Next up I pop on a lovely hudrating moisturiser and make sure I apply to all areas of the face.

The I leave it for a good 5 mins (or how every long it takes me to do eyeshadow) so it has time to absorb in to my skin.  I then go in with a primer and I like to keep the primer the same formula as my foundation.  So if I have a silicone primer I will use a silicone primer as this reduces the risk of the 2 products not working harmoniously (imagine oil and water).

And there you have it a simple skin prep for fab foundation application.

Please note this is not a skincare post so I haven’t included serums / sun cream/ oils etc.

 

So what skin prep do you love?

Let me know