Excuse us for sounding like a broken record, but good skin care really is the key to flawless-looking makeup. A good base can almost always guarantee that your makeup will look good, and moisturizer is the skincare step you can't skip if you want to achieve it. Down side is, it's quite difficult to find an effective one that will suit your skin type's needs and help your foundation last all day. So to help you out, we asked our favorite celebrity makeup artists to share their secrets to well-prepped skin. Check them out below and find one that might work for you!
IMAGE Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, $100, Beautylish
How this local makeup icon preps the skin is the most important thing for her when applying makeup on clients, so she chooses to go all out by using a luxurious cream like this. According to her, she massages a pea-sized amount to her clients' skin after cleansing and toning, then she waits two minutes before she moves on with primer. The combination of this cream and primer makes the skin dewy without looking greasy and helps makeup last longer.
Effie Go Iñigo
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, P950, Digital Traincase
This moisturizer is a triple-threat. It's a moisturizer, primer, and makeup remover all in one tube. Effie loves this product for its relatively simple ingredients that aren't harsh on dry and sensitive skin, while remaining to be nourishing and effective at restoring your natural glow when you're dehydrated or tired.
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Mega Moisturizer SPF 15, $53, Sephora
Anton considers this moisturizer as the skin care product that changed how he did makeup on his muses. It provides and retains the moisture on the skin, helping makeup look good and last all day, but it's not sticky unlike other products that promise to have the same effect. And if you love layering your skin care like Anton does, this cream works well as a last step before your foundation to help you achieve a naturally radiant glow that might make you forego using highlighter!