Get The Perfect Makeup Base With These Easy Steps
Last Updated: February 22, 2023, 10:47 IST
The backbone of any makeup look is the foundation that lives true to its name. If the foundation of your makeup is perfect, you have already accomplished half of the task
From selecting the proper tool and base makeup products to properly caring for your skin, there is no shortcut to achieving a flawless base
Achieving a flawless base should always be on the agenda when trying to pull off the ideal makeup look. The backbone of any makeup look is the foundation that lives true to its name. If the foundation of your makeup is perfect, you have already accomplished half of the task. From selecting the proper tool and base makeup products to properly caring for your skin, there is no shortcut to achieving a flawless base. Even if you are a beginner, you can create an ideal makeup base and this is where dermatologist, Dr Aanchal Panth assists you. She shared a video on Instagram demonstrating a step-by-step guide “to have a good base of well-prepared skin for your make-up to look smooth and flawless.”
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleaning your face thoroughly is one of the crucial base makeup steps in how to get your skin ready for makeup application. Always begin applying makeup to a clean, well-rested face. If you are wearing makeup, “use a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type and avoid harsh scrubs or even exfoliants,” the dermatologist advised.
Step 2: Remove Excess Hair
Facial hair can occasionally make the foundation appear blue, especially in the side locks or upper lip region. Apply a gel, then trim the extra hair. Never shave dry. Always shave in the direction of your hair growth.
Step 3: Serum
Use a gel or serum that absorbs quickly and contains ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and Centella Asiatica. This will aid in calming the skin and easing irritation and redness.
Step 4: Moisturize Or Sunscreen
Use creamy sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher during the day. Sunscreens with silicone or ceramide bases will function best and will facilitate the makeup’s effortless application.
Dr. Panth suggested to use a moisturizer with ceramides at night. Look for shea or cocoa butter if you have dry skin. Apply a good amount of it on your face and neck.
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Step 5: Under Eye Care
Your under-eye skin needs to be well-cared for. Although concealer or foundation creasing under the eyes cannot be entirely avoided, it can be minimized by using a moisturizing or hydrating eye cream.
Step 6: Lip Care
Hydrating lip balm with moisture helps the lipstick apply smoothly. Even if you are wearing a long-lasting matte lipstick, apply a lip balm underneath to stop your lips from becoming chapped or cracked.
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