6 Must-Do’s To Follow Before Applying Makeup

Beautiful makeup comes from taking care of your skin. We often tend to forget that to get the “perfect look” you also need to prepare your face for makeup in the right way. This includes flawless skin, defined cheekbones, bright eyes, and hydrated lips. Here are 6 easy steps to prepare your face for makeup, that will serve you right in the world of makeup for both the everyday look as well as for special occasions.


1.   Cleanser

After washing your face with warm water. Use a soft and mild cleanser to help you even out your skin tone. This will further help make your skin smoother.

Choosing the right cleanser is the first step toward preparing your face for makeup. If your skin is sensitive, be sure to keep away from cleansers that include glycolic acid as it may induce redness and irritation. Find something gentle enough to help you achieve your desired look and prepare your face for a dewy glow.


2.   Exfoliator

You don’t want your makeup to look cakey, do you? So get rid of the main culprit for this beauty disaster – dead skin cells! Exfoliating means uncovering the new smooth skin beneath.

Look for a gentle daily exfoliator scrub with tiny granules that are circular in shape. Rough and irregular ingredients may be harmful as they could tear your skin and make it excessively dry. Rinse your face well with lukewarm water so that your makeup does not thicken when applied. DON’T forget to exfoliate your neck!

3.   Toner or Serum

Once you have exfoliated your skin well, apply toner or serum and wait for a few seconds for it to dry. Toner is useful for those with extremely oily skin, while serum works wonderfully for those with dry skin as it hydrates the face. This is a step that we often tend to skip but is an important one.

4.   Eye Cream

Did you think this step was not important? Think again because this step comes even before your moisturizer. Much like serums, your eye cream is expected to be thin. It helps to moisturize and even out the skin tone around your eyes so that you look more awake. The area around your skin is fragile and thin so make sure you put your eye cream correctly to even out uneven skin tone.

5.   Moisturizer

This step is non-negotiable — whether your skin is oily or dry. Before applying makeup you will want to use a light moisturizer to not make the base oily. Make sure you use a moisturizer that suits your skin type and offers all-day hydration. One way to apply it is to press the moisturizer onto your skin instead of rubbing it in. This will allow the solution to properly seep into your skin and stimulate your skin cells.

6.   Primer

Primer acts as a protective barrier that prevents your moisturizer and skin’s oil balance from mixing with your makeup. Primer sets the base for a flawless makeup application. Primer also acts as a barrier to fill in any lines in your skin so that makeup does not crease in them.