How to Prepare Skin for Makeup
Prep Your Skin For Makeup
Skin prepping is nothing but preparing your skin for makeup as if it’s a canvas for painting. Now why do you need to prep skin for makeup? That’s because we have different skin types and all makeup won’t be suiting all skins. Suppose if our skin is extra oily, then we need to make it oil-free so that the makeup we put on doesn’t slide after some time. Remember if you have an uneven skin texture, you’ll waste your time applying makeup. Your makeup will emerge out uneven. So, to make things easier we’ll share with you step-by-step on how to prepare your skin for makeup.
The first and foremost thing you should remember while preparing your face for makeup is whether you are using water-based or oil-based makeup products. This is important to know because if you are using oil-based moisturizer with water-based foundation, it won’t mix. Your makeup preparation will get uneven. Its nothing but basic science. Oil and water never mixes, no matter how much you try. So next time, whenever you go to pick up any makeup product keep in mind that either get water-based or oil-based products. This is the biggest reason why makeup won’t last and yet the last thing that women ever think about.
First cleanse your face with a pH balanced product; don’t use anything that leaves a film.
Use a toner. Now this is optional. If your skin excretes excess oil, toner comes handy in ridding your skin of that oil. Suppose you’re going out and you don’t have time to wash your face, dab some toner on your skin. It will give your face a fresh lift instantly.
Moisturize or use a primer, don’t use both together. Piling two or three layers of cream will make your makeup to slide. Don’t use moisturizer on your eyelids. Make sure atleast one of the products contain sunscreen.
Emergency skin prep:
A quick fix if you don’t have so much time to do for your skin. Just wipe your face with alcohol-free and perfume-free baby wipes. Don’t use the cosmetic makeup wipes as they leave a creamy residue. You won’t be able to blend makeup in your skin
Now that you have known how to prep skin for makeup Here follows prep eyes for makeup. Most women are unaware that our eyelids are one of the greasiest part of face. Try this to get a proof. Wipe your eyelids. You’ll find the same oil as you would find on your T-zone. Due to this oil, your eyeshadow doesn’t last for a longer time. Prep your eyes in such a way that you don’t need touch-ups for the next twelve hours.
First cleanse your eyes with a water-based cleanser. Another easy thing to do is to wipe them properly with alcohol-free and perfume-free baby wipes. Don’t moisturize after that.
Next the question is whether or not you’ll put foundation. The answer is “yes”. That’s because your eyelid skin tone is uneven. If you take a close look at them, you’ll find some blue and red tinges. So the foundation will even out all tones and tinges giving you a clear canvas. Don’t moisturize your eyelids cause all foundations do contain some moisturizer. This is all the moisture that you need.
Now lightly powder the eyelids with translucent powder. You can do this with a cotton pad too.
That’s it. Here is the prep face for makeup. Now you are ready to paint your face as you need.