Whenever you apply your makeup or I must say the foundation, which claims to give you the smoothest texture and flawless appearance, but still it looks patchy on your face. Ever wonder why is that so?
Nothing is worse than spending a fortune on a super hydrating foundation and not getting the desired results.
The main reason maybe you are not preparing your skin well enough for the makeup. Most of women don’t even follow a proper skincare routine let prep their skin for makeup.
If your skin is not hydrated enough for the makeup application, your foundation will not stay intact. Proper preparation of your skin is required for your makeup to look smooth and perfect. Then only the foundation will glide smoothly on your face giving it that natural long-lasting finish to your face.
There are some simple steps that you simply can follow before applying your makeup which will give your makeup a natural boost and an even coverage.
First and foremost is to clean your face with a cleanser or a face wash to wipe off all the dirt, oil, or any makeup residue left behind on your face. You can use any face wash or cleanser that suits your skin. The cleanser you are using must be rich in moisture that doesn’t leave your skin dry.
After you are through with the cleanser, try rubbing ice on your face. Rubbing ice on the face helps in shrinking open pores, improves blood circulation, and soothes your eyes which may look tired. And let me share a pro tip with you all, Always wash your face with cool water, it shrinks your pores leaving the skin super smooth and it works for all skin types.
Next, you have got to use toner on your face. In the case of a toner, little goes a long way. Take a few drops on a cotton pad and rub gently on your face. It takes away any leftover impurities from the skin and leaves your skin refreshed. Try using an alcohol-free toner.
Now you have to apply eye cream around your eyes. It helps to refresh and soothe the area around the eyes. The area around the eyes is the most sensitive part of your face. So be gentle while applying the cream, don’t rub it harshly. Keep it in mind while removing your makeup too, i.e. be gentle around your eyes.
Apply a few drops of serum evenly on your face. It refreshes the look, especially for dull and damaged skin. It penetrates into the skin deeply and locks the moisture giving it an instant boost.
It’s time to moisturize your face now. Regardless of what your skin type is, you have to use a moisturizer. Your skin may be dry, oily or in combination, using moisturizer is a must. Use a moisturizer according to your skin type for extra hydration. It helps your skin to soften and brighten up, getting it ready for a tremendous makeup application.
Using sunscreen is highly recommended because it protects the skin from sun damages from the UV rays that causes pigmentation and sunspots on the skin leading to uneven skin tone.
Use a lip balm or Vaseline to hydrate your lips too. Lipsticks don’t look good on dry or chapped lips. Hydrate your lips to avoid flakiness. Using a lip balm makes your lip soft and smooth.
Want to grasp another pro tip for an additional glow, spray rose water mist on your face, and let it dry. You can thank me later!
The next and most significant step is using a primer. Gently press the primer into your skin. Primer helps to fill any open pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines on the skin. It helps to form an additional smooth and protective layer around the skin locking the moisture that prevents from mixing it with the foundation. It controls the oil formation on the face leaving your foundation staying for a longer period and looking as flawless as ever.
Always keep in mind that whatever product you are applying, you have to wait for at least 5 minutes before moving on to the next step. This allows the product to set into the skin as it needs to absorb everything applied.
Your skin is now fully prepped to apply the foundation that blends beautifully into the skin and for the rest of the makeup. The secret to achieving this flawless-looking make-up is always the preparation and hydration of your skin. Follow these steps and your skin will thank you!
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