To get your makeup to last all day, proper skin prep is very important. In fact, all the makeup artists we talked to about it unanimously agreed. They also told us about things some people forget when prepping the skin, and we thought you guys had to know about them as well. Curious? Keep reading to find out more!
1. If you have any dry patches, exfoliate.
"Use a gentle scrub to exfoliate any dry patches that may cause the make up to look blotchy," says bridal makeup artist Precious Medina.
2. After cleansing, prep the skin with toner.
Make sure your skin is squeaky clean before applying moisturizer. You can double check this by using a toner, which will also lower the pH level of your skin.
Clarins Toning Lotion, Rustan's Makati
3. Moisturize the undereye area.
Be it eye cream or moisturizer, don't neglect under your eyes. "The skin under the eyes is very thin and has the least amount of moisture so hydration is a must," explains makeup artist Chinky Tanjangco.
4. Moisturize the rest of your skin really well.
You already know you should moisturize, but moisturizing enough is a different story. Apply another layer if the skin still feels dry. Don't forget to apply moisturizer on your neck, decolletage and behind your ears, too!
5. Pick a primer according to your skin type, and the look you want.
Primer is pretty much considered a skin care product, which means you have to tailor it to your skin's needs as well. To combat shine, use a mattifying primer. To give dry skin a soft glow, use a brightening primer. To smooth out uneven texture, grab a silicone-based primer that'll fill in any pores and scarring.
IMAGE NYX, MUFE, Happy Skin
NYX Shine Killer, SM Megamall; Make Up For Ever Skin Booster Serum, SM Megamall; Happy Skin Instabeauty Blur Cream, TriNoma
6. Wait for everything to settle and dry.
This is key if you don't want your makeup to slip and slide. Wait for at least three minutes before applying foundation or blot with a tissue if you're pressed for time.
7. When having trouble blending, spray with a mist.
If you didn't moisturize well enough, blending might prove to be an issue. Spraying your brush or your face with a mist can immediately solve this problem because it provides instant hydration and slip to the product you're applying.