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How To Prep Your Skin For Flawless Makeup

If you want to know How To Prep Your Skin For Flawless Makeup, in this article you are going to find a step-by-step guide.

Here you can also find some examples of products that you can use in order to have the perfect canvas for your makeup look.

Maybe you have never heard that you should actually prep your face before applying make up, but I can tell you up front that this is extremely important for a number of reasons.

First you will be looking after your skin before receiving make up products. 

This is good because your skin will be less sensitive to possible damages that we all know that make up can cause to your skin.

Apart from that, the look and feel of your skin will be enhanced and your make up will lest longer!

How To Prep Your Skin For Flawless Makeup STEP 1: THE CLEANSING

How To Prep Your Skin Before Makeup

Now with no further talk, let’s get deep on how to Prep your skin before makeup!

The cleansing part can be divided in two sub steps. 

For this, I separated just a few products that will be essential during the process.

This is how you prepare your face before applying makeup. I like to begin with facial soap and water. It is important to find the appropriate product for your skin type.

For example, use products that are specific for oily skin, if you have oily skin, and so on.

Here are some examples of products you can use based on your skin type.

Examples Of Cleansing Water

Down below you can see a few different types of cleansing water from different brands. 

One that I have tried was Lancome which was great. I did not experience any irritation on my skin nor allergy problems.

The other ones I believe to be great brands that would work well in most skins. 

You can find the brand that works better for you. Use the comments below to share which brand you normally indicate!

How To Apply Cleansing Water

There’s no secret here. 

The way to apply cleansing water is just to apply the product to a cotton pad and gently apply it on the face. 

You don’t need to rinse it off.

It is important to notice there is no need to wash your face again after the cleansing water. 

And another important observation is that for the best results, you should always wash your face first with a special face wash that is appropriate for your skin type, as mentioned before.

How To Prep Your Skin For Flawless Makeup STEP 2: EXFOLIATION

How To Prepare Your face Before Makeup

Exfoliation time! I must confess I was a little concerned about this step, as too much exfoliation cannot be as beneficial for the skin.

If you are willing to know how to Prep your skin before makeup, then I cannot forget to mention this step.

There are a few aspects to think about when dealing with it. 

One point is, if you do not use makeup everyday it is probably going to be ok to exfoliate every now and again.

But if you wear makeup everyday, then what I suggest is to gently do it and a little bit, so you do not end up with super sensitive skin at the end.

Exfoliation is good to remove dead skin from your face and neck. 

SO it is actually a good idea to adopt this step and having what we have just said in mind, It is possible to find a good gentle daily exfoliator for your skin. 

Here some examples:

How To Exfoliate Skin Before Make Up

As mentioned before, make sure to find a good gentle daily exfoliator for your skin type. You will need a special face sponge, there are several and you can choose from different types.

Apply a small amount on the skin, gently massaging the face. Then use your special sponge and use it to massage the face in circular movements.

Gently rinse out the face with warm water and make sure to remove all products. 

Then use a soft towel and pat on the face always very gently and remove the excess of water.

How To Prep Your Skin For Flawless Makeup STEP 3 : APPLY SERUM

Prep Your face Before Makeup

This is very important to apply a serum before the moisturizer, because it helps adding vitamins to your skin. Depending on the serum you choose, it can help improve many aspects of your skin.

For example some serums have anti age activities, and we can also mention that some serums can improve skin tone, brighten and regenerate the skin.

When applied before the make up, it will first prepare and protect your skin, also moisture it, hydrate and help your makeup to last longer. 

The Serum I have been using lately is from the MAC Prep + Prime. I am in love with it.

How To Apply

I just normally use 2 pumps and it is enough. Just apply all over the face with the fingertips in circular movements until the skin absorbs the product. 

It is as simple as that. Below you can find some picks:


what to do before applying makeup

This is undeniably one important step while preparing your skin for make up. Some people only apply the moisturizer before the foundation, when in a hurry.

It will help protect your skin, moisture (of course) and will also help your makeup last longer. Down below there are some examples of moisturizers.


Many people forget to protect the eye area before applying make-up on. I noticed that sometimes the under eye area can be very dry after washing the face up.

That’s why eye cream could be a great idea before and after makeup

Down below we have some great eye creams that you can use.


preparing face for makeup

Many people will apply only primer before the foundation. I must confess, when I am in a hurry I tend to do it a lot and it works just fine.

Here are some great primers you can use.

Ok now you know how to How To Prep Your Skin For Flawless Makeup. I know I know quite a lot of steps, right?

Well you can apply it all very quickly. Try to apply just a little bit of each product and remember to spread the products until the skin absorbs it all. 

Now it is your turn! Use the comments below to share with us how you prepare your skin before makeup!

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