7 Skin Preparation Tips For Perfect, Long-Lasting Makeup

Natural MumOct 30, '23

Good skin preparation is essential for a beautiful makeup finish. Skin prep serves to create a smooth canvas so the skin is ready to receive foundation, concealer, blush etc, proper skin prep also helps makeup to last longer.

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Without well-prepared skin, you run the risk of ending up with uneven makeup coverage. In addition more product is used because the skin absorbs part of the makeup when it is not properly prepared beforehand.

However, it is possible to avoid these problems if you prepare your skin for makeup first. Even with natural products, it is possible to achieve longer lasting make up.

So, if you want to find out our tips for Natural Skin Preparation please keep reading.

How To Prepare Your Skin For Perfect Makeup?

To achieve that perfect professional makeup result, preparation and some specific care is required. That's why we created this 7 step guide for skin preparation for natural makeup application.

1. Choose the right products for your skin

Get to know your skin type and invest in the appropriate skincare. Pay attention to the characteristics and needs that predominate your skin. Oily skin for example works better with lighter creams/lotions and dry skin needs more hydrating creams and oils.

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2. Cleanse your face well

Cleansing the skin well allows the products to be absorbed correctly as this facilitates the action of ingredients. Furthermore, cleansing makes application of the product smoother, improves skin texture, regulates oil production and balances pH.

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3. Tone your face

Facial toners offer several benefits to the skin and have the function of preventing pores from clogging and making them less visible, they also help to remove traces of cleanser and aid in the absorption of moisturiser and serums etc.

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4. Hydrate

Makeup with dehydrated skin can greatly compromise your look. This occurs because the skin tends to retain water from products that are in contact with the pores, which makes the pigment in foundation and concealer more evident.
To avoid this situation, make a habit of hydrating your skin with your favourite face cream, maintain a healthy diet, drinking lots of water, avoiding fatty foods and avoid hot water when washing your face.

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5. Apply a Sunscreen

Sunscreen may not offer an instant result on your makeup, but in the long term it can make a lot of difference. Sunscreen is essential to keeping your skin looking younger for longer, preventing the appearance of sunspots, blemishes, expression lines, sunburn and other complications that go far beyond the quality of your makeup and can have serious consequences for your health.

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6. Always use Primer

Primers are usually applied after cleansing and sunscreen and just before foundation. The effects are incredible, as the Primer helps close the pores, giving that fresh, velvety skin appearance. In addition to promoting a lifting effect, which minimises wrinkles and expression marks, it also maintains skin hydration and controls oil.

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7. Avoid using too many products

You've probably heard the famous expression “less is more” and when it comes to makeup, it fits perfectly. Excessive use of makeup products makes the look look heavy and in addition, look unnatural. Skincare and make up can also cause build up in the pores, causing blackheads, pimples and congestion in the skin.

For this reason, use just a little of each item to achieve a flawless finish. Another useful tip to achieve an even more natural effect is to use a damp sponge or a brush, they are perfect for aiding natural application.

Don't forget to choose quality products that can guarantee beautiful makeup and complexion. After all, having well-cared for skin makes all the difference in the results of your makeup.

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Special skin prep considerations

Here are some things to consider when preparing your skin before make up;

  • Maintain a consistent skincare routine - Cleansing and hydration are essential steps to have healthy skin.
  • Use a Primer - If you knew how this product makes applying makeup easier and prolongs its duration, you would never stop using it 
  • Wash your brushes and sponges — these accessories accumulate bacteria that can compromise skin health. Therefore, it is important to regularly clean your tools.
  • Putting on makeup without cleansing your face. Even with your morning and evening cleansing routine up to date, it is important to clean your skin before applying makeup;
  • Lighting - You may get a bad surprise when you are in a room with white light or natural light. Look for spot in front of a well-lit window and go through other lighting points in the house to check the best spot to put on your makeup.

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