Prep & Prime: A Guide to Flawless Makeup

Before you unleash your creativity with makeup, it's crucial to prepare your skin—the canvas on which your masterpiece will come to life. Here's a step-by-step guide to ensure your skin is prepped, primed, and ready for a flawless makeup application.

1. Cleanse Away the Day: Start with a clean slate. Gently cleanse your face to remove impurities, oil, and any remnants of the day. A fresh canvas sets the stage for a seamless makeup application.

Some cleansers you can use are:

The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser

CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser

The Inkey List - Oat Cleansing Balm

or any Facial Cleanser that suits you.

2. Exfoliate for Silky Smoothness: Smooth, radiant skin begins with exfoliation. Try the Wishful - Yo Glow AHA & BHA Facial Enzyme Scrub for a burst of freshness. Bid farewell to dead skin cells, revealing a silky-smooth surface for your makeup to shine.

3. Hydration is the Secret Weapon: Happy skin is hydrated skin. Pamper your face with the BYOMA - Moisturising Gel Cream. Not only does this step provide a smooth base, but it also prevents your makeup from looking cakey.

4. Primer Picks for Every Purpose: Enter the world of primers—your makeup's best friend. Choose the right one for your skin type and concerns. For a hydrating boost, go for the MILK MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer. If shine is your enemy, the MILK MAKEUP - Pore Eclipse Mattifying + Blurring Makeup Primer is a game-changer.

5. Sunscreen, Always and Forever: Before you dive into makeup, shield your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Glow Recipe - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF 50 is a recommended choice. It's not just about protection; it's a vital step in maintaining healthy, youthful skin.

6. Color Correction Magic: Address specific skin concerns with color-correcting primers. The Dr. Jart+ - Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment is a versatile option. Say goodbye to redness or uneven skin tone as you create a balanced and harmonious base for your makeup.

7. Eyes and Lips Deserve Attention: Don't neglect the finer details. Prep your lips with the Sephora - Dragon Fruit Lip Scrub for a perfect pout. Ensure your eyeshadow stays vibrant with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Every detail matters!

8. Setting Spray: Your Makeup's Bestie: Yes, a setting spray is typically used after applying makeup to set it in place and help it last longer. However, you can also use setting sprays before makeup application to create a hydrated base and enhance the adherence of makeup products. It's the cherry on top!

Some setting sprays that you could use are:

Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

Urban Decay - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

MILK MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Setting + Refreshing Spray

or any Setting Spray you see fit!

There you have it—a symphony of steps to prepare your skin for the makeup masterpiece. Embrace the ritual, enjoy the process, and let your creativity shine. Your canvas is ready—paint boldly!

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