If you don’t know how to Prepare your face before applying makeup, in this article you are going to find a step by step guide, followed by some examples of products that you can use in order to have the perfect canvas for your make up look.
Maybe you have never heard that you should actually prepare your face before applying make up, but I can tell you up front that this is extremely important for a number of reasons.
First you will be looking after your skin before receiving make up products. This is good because your skin will be less sensitive to possible damages that we all know that make up can cause to your skin.
Apart from that, the look and feel of your skin will be enhanced and your make up will lest longer!
Now with no further talk, let’s get deep on how to prepare your face before applying makeup!
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup Step 1. The Cleansing
The cleansing part can be divided in two sub steps. For this, I separated just a few products that will be essential during the process.
This is how you prepare your face before applying makeup. I like to begin with facial soap and water. It is important to find the appropriate product for your skin type.
For example, use products that are specific for oily skin, if you have oily skin, and so on.
Here are some examples of products you can use based on your skin type.
After washing your face, it is time to apply a cleansing water to wipe out every reaming residue. Cleansing water is a detergent free product that you can use to purify your skin. In conjunction with the normal facial soup, it will refresh your skin, leaving it soft.
Cleansing water is very effective because what is not “cleaned” by the soap, will be removed by microscopic micelles contained inside the composition of these cleansing water. They are extremely effective on removing excess of residual dirty and oil on the skin.
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup – Examples Of Cleansing Water
Down below you can see a few different types of cleansing water from different brands. One that I have tried was Lancome which was great. I did not experience any irritation on my skin nor allergy problems.
The other ones I believe to be great brands that would work well in most skins. You can find the brand that works better for you. Use the comments below to share which brand you normally indicate!
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup – How To Apply Cleansing Water
There’s no secret here. The way to apply cleansing water is just need to apply the product to a cotton pad and gently apply on the face. You don’t need to rinse it off.
It is important to notice there is no need to wash your face again after the cleansing water. And another important observation is that for the best results, you should always wash your face first with a special face wash, that is appropriated for your skin type, as mentioned before.
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup Step 2 `Exfoliation
Exfoliation time! I must confess I was a little concerned about this step, as too much of exfoliation cannot be as beneficial for the skin.
If you are willing to know how How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup, then I cannot forget to mention this step.
There are a few aspects to think about when dealing with it. One point is, if you do not use make up everyday it is probably going to be ok to exfoliate every now and again.
But if you wear make everyday, then what I suggest is to gently do it and a little bit, so you do not end up with a super sensitive skin at the end.
Exfoliation is good to remove dead skin from your face and neck. SO it is actually a good idea to adopt this step and having what we have just said in mind, It is possible to find a good gentle daily exfoliator for your skin. Here some examples:
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup – How To Exfoliate Skin Before Make Up
As mentioned before, make sure to find a good gentle daily exfoliator for your skin type. You will need a special face sponge, there are several and you can choose from different types.
Apply a small amount on the skin, gently massaging the face. Then use your special sponge and use it to massage the face in circular movements.
Gently rinse out the face with warm water and make sure to remove all product. Then use a soft towel and pat on the face always very gently and remove the excess of water.
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup Step 3 `Apply Serum
This is very important to apply a serum before the moisturizer, because it helps adding vitamins to your skin. Depending on the serum you chose, it can help improve many aspects of your skin.
For example some serums have anti age actives, and we can also mention that some serums can improve skin tone, brighten and regenerate the skin.
When applied before the make up, it will first prepare and protect your skin, also moisture it, hydrate and help your make up to least longer. The Serum I have been using lately is from the MAC Prep + Prime. I am in love with it.
How To Apply
I just normally use 2 pumps and it is enough. Just apply all over the face with the finger tips in circular movements until the skin absorbs the product. It is as simple as that.
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup Step 4 `Moisturiser
This is undeniable one important step while preparing your skin for make up. Some people only apply the moisturiser before the foundation, when in a hurry.
It will help protect your skin, moisture (of course) and will also help your make up least longer. Down below there are some example of moisturiser.
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup Step 5 `Eye Cream
Many people forget the protect the eye area before applying make up on. I noticed that sometimes the under eye area can be very dry after washing the face up.
That’s why eye cream could be a great idea before and after make up. Down below we have some great eye creams that you can use.
How To Prepare Your Face Before Applying Makeup Step 6 `The primer
Many people will apply only primer before the foundation. I must confess, when I am in a hurry I tend to do it a lot and it works just fine.
Here are some great primers you can use.
Ok now you ready to apply make up! I know I know quite a lot of steps, right? Well you can apply it all very quickly. Try to apply just a little bit of each product and remember to spread the products until the skin absorbs it all.
Now it is your turn! Use the comments below to share with us how you prepare your skin before make up!