Finding that you need to reapply your makeup halfway through the afternoon? It’s probably because you didn’t fully prep your skin before applying.
Always apply make up to a clean face, and to get more bang for your buck use an exfoliating face wash like Yes To Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser, available for $9.99 at drugstore.com. Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells, leaving a smooth surface for your foundation, blush, etc. The next step is to use a moisturizer that fits your skin type, preferably with SPF. If you don’t use an SPF, then you’ll need to apply that right before you put on your makeup (no exceptions!).
Finally, you’re ready for primer, which helps create a smooth foundation for make up and keeps it put for the long haul. We love Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer, available at Sephora.
Do you follow all these steps before applying your makeup every morning?