Christmas work parties, Christmas meet-ups and New Years Eve parties are all fast approaching. So, I have put together 6 tips to help you achieve a glowing skin and a flawless and long lasting make-up for party season.
Firstly, concentrate on removing all your dead skin cells so you have a clean canvas to work on. A lack of exfoliation can result in patchy foundation, flaky and dry skin and a dull finish.
Exfoliate twice a week for a flawless make-up and a brighter complexion.
A quick cleanse in the morning will remove excess oil and dead skin cells.
Cleansing will ensure your make-up lasts much longer.
A rich, heavy texture won’t give a good finish under make-up. So, choose a light-weight moisturiser. I currently use AlumierMD Hydralight moisturiser. Or, in the summer months Glo’s Daily Hydration. If you have dryer skin, apply your rich moisturiser the night before, to hydrate and restore your skin overnight.
4. PrimeI don’t tend to use make-up primers often. If you have your skin prepped well, then your make-up will last.
However, I have been using the AlumierMD Vitamin Rich Smoother a lot lately under make-up. This is an active serum with 15% Vitamin C, but is also a face primer. Apply it as the final step in your morning routine to brighten, create a glow and smooth skin before make-up. This is suited to all skin types except oily or acne prone.
If you do have very oily skin or lots of open pores, a primer is beneficial.
Benefit porefessional is a great one for filling in pores or for texture irregularities.
Spend some time selecting the tools you use to apply your make-up. There are so many different make-up brushes available and all give a different finish. One I love, for liquid foundation, is the Blank Canvas F20 Brush. This gives good coverage and a long-lasting and flawless make-up.
6. Set & Hydrate
Finally, apply a hydrating spray to set, hydrate and prevent make-up from breaking down!