How to Prep Your Skin for Flawless Makeup Look
How to Prep Your Skin for Flawless Makeup Look
Are you tired of struggling with makeup that doesn't stay put, appears uneven, or fades throughout the day? You're not alone. Achieving a flawless makeup look starts with the canvas—your skin. The key to a stunning makeup finish lies in proper skin preparation, and that's exactly what we're here to explore. We'll delve into essential skincare steps, makeup application techniques, and expert tips to ensure that your makeup stays radiant and long-lasting. So, get ready to uncover the secrets of creating a makeup look that will have you feeling confident and fabulous all day long. Let's begin the journey to flawless makeup!
Balance the Skin with Toner Pads
Apply toner pads to balance your skin's pH levels and help hydrate and prepare it for makeup. Toners can also minimise the appearance of pores.
Infused with Tasmanian Pepper Leaf extract and other plant extracts, UNLEASHIA SISUA Tasmanian Pepper Calming 2-Piece Pad soothes, hydrates, and addresses redness and breakouts while also promoting skin strength and controlling oil production. Designed for all skin types, especially sensitive or dehydrated skin, they can be applied to specific areas with their unique split design.
Select A Serum Based on Your Needs
Depending on your skin's needs, apply a serum with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, or niacinamide. Serums can provide additional hydration and target specific skin concerns.
GOODAL Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Care Serum, infused with 70% Green Tangerine Extract, brightens the complexion and fades dark spots while effectively addressing pigmentation with Niacinamide and Vitamin C, leaving your skin glowing and hydrated—ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Redness and Acne
SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule - From £11.00
Comprising 100% Madagascar Centella Asiatica Extract, SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule provides deep moisture, blemish relief, scar repair, and anti-aging benefits. Its innovative formulation ensures long-lasting suppleness and balanced oil-to-water levels, making it suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin.
HARUHARU WONDER Black Rice Hyaluronic Anti-Wrinkle Serum not only smooths and firms your complexion but also works as a targeted treatment for wrinkles with 10,000 pm of Fermented Black Rice Extract and Vitamin E. It diminishes wrinkles, brightens skin, and provides nourishment and protection from free radicals, all while replenishing lost moisture for a plump, firm complexion.
There are certain types of serums that are best avoided in the morning or are more suitable for evening use due to their ingredients, which can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight or potentially react with UV rays. These serums include:
- Retinol (Vitamin A): Retinol and other retinoids are known to increase skin sensitivity and make it more susceptible to UV damage. It's generally recommended to use retinol products at night to avoid potential sunburn and other adverse effects.
- Chemical Exfoliants (Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids): Chemical exfoliants, such as AHAs (e.g., glycolic acid) and BHAs (e.g., salicylic acid), can increase skin sensitivity and the risk of sunburn. These products are best used in the evening and should always be followed by sunscreen during the day.
- Peptide Serums: While peptides themselves do not make the skin more sensitive to the sun, some peptide serums may contain other ingredients that can. It's a good practice to check the product label for any photosensitising ingredients, which are substances that make your skin more susceptible to UV damage.
Use A Lightweight Moisturiser
Choose a moisturiser that is suitable for your skin type, and opt for a lightweight and gel-based moisturiser. These formulas provide hydration without leaving a heavy or greasy residue, making them ideal for preventing makeup from sliding off or becoming shiny.
BEAUTY OF JOSEON Red Bean Water Gel is a lightweight, gel-type cream that is ideal for oily skin, balancing sebum and replenishing moisture with ingredients like Haenam Red Bean Extract and Peptides, leaving your skin hydrated with a dewy finish.
Always Wear Sunscreen
In the morning, finish your skincare routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Sunscreen is crucial for protecting your skin from UV damage and preventing premature ageing.
Mixing sunscreen with makeup or moisturiser is generally not recommended because it can compromise the effectiveness of the sunscreen. Sunscreen should be applied as a separate and distinct layer to ensure that it provides the necessary sun protection.
Calling all glass skin lovers! Achieve a poreless, luminous look with this HEIMISH Artless Glow Base, a 2-in-1 anti-aging primer with SPF 50+ that preps your skin for makeup or can be used on its own for a radiant, silk-like glow.
If you have oily skin, use oil-control products, such as mattifying sunscreen, to reduce excess oil and shine throughout the day.
BEAUTY OF JOSEON Matte Sun Stick, enriched with anti-inflammatory Mugwort and Green Tea Extract, soothes and nourishes the skin while helping to control natural oils. Ideal for oily to combination skin types, it leaves a matte finish and can be conveniently reapplied on the go, even over makeup, with no white cast and no artificial fragrance or essential oils.
Don't forget to moisturise your lips with a lip balm or conditioner to prevent dryness and flakiness.
Nourish and protect your lips with ROHTO MENTHOLATUM Water Lip Color Balm, moisture-rich water lip balms featuring SPF 20 PA++. Packed with Aloe Vera, Collagen, and Honey for hydration and repair, they offer a fragrance-free, natural tint.
Allow Products to Absorb
Give your skincare products a few minutes to absorb into your skin before applying makeup. This ensures that the products have time to work their magic and create an ideal base for makeup application.
You can also watch professional makeup artist Robert as he demonstrates how to prep his skin and create an beautiful makeup look using K-beauty and J-beauty products!