A good skincare regimen is your best bet for maintaining a
youthful and healthy complexion. According to Renee Roulea,
celebrity esthetician, cleansing your skin at night will reduce oil and
the ability for acne-causing bacteria to thrive inside the pores.
Moisture gets evaporated from your skin throughout
the day, so washing your skin and applying moisturizer
every morning ensures it will stay hydrated.
Tip: Too exhausted for a rigorous nighttime skincare regimen?
Try making a habit to do it a few hours before you go to bed.
Primers are all the rage right now, and it’s no wonder
when you see the ability these silica-based products have.
Designed to fill in pores and fine lines, they are a must when trying
to achieve a flawless face. Primers have the ability to help your powders
stay longer, allow you to use less foundation, and help achieve
even coverage. Primers come in all sort of varieties from
oil-controlling to glow-enhancing and SPF.
Tip: Don’t go too heavy on a primer; it can bring out wrinkles if over applied.
Liquid Foundation is a great way to even out your skin tone.
One thing to avoid is foundations that are luminous or matte. They
can make skin seem too hydrated or flat to look natural. Instead, search
for foundations that have key words like “lightweight” or “sheer.”
Tip: When matching your foundation, apply it around
your jaw line. After all, it has to blend into your neckline.
It’s all in the tools, or in our case makeup brushes. Our favorite
way to apply foundation is using a flat foundation brush. It allows you
to apply a more even coat of foundation that will stick to your face rather
than your fingers. After applying with the foundation brush,
use a sponge to help defuse the foundation.
Tip: Make sure to dampen your foundation brush
before putting any foundation on it. It allows the foundation
to remain on the surface of the brush and spread with ease.
Concealers have the ability to add extra coverage to blemishes
and dark spots. Use concealer after you have applied your liquid
foundation. Often if you apply them prior to your foundation, they
get swiped away. Apply concealer with your fingers and
then use a sponge to help diffuse.
Tip: Liquid concealers that have a highlighting
ability work wonders for brightening up under-eye circles.
Set your foundation with a translucent powder. Using a large,
fluffy, powder brush, lightly dust your forehead, nose and cheeks.
This helps set the foundation for a long-lasting look. It also
will help control oil in the t-zone throughout the day.
Tip: Place a small amount of powder in the lid,
swirl your brush in circular motions, and tap off
excess powder before applying.