Skincare is the most important step in any makeup application because without good skin you can’t have great makeup…
Generally speaking you should cleanse your skin and then apply your moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and THEN foundation. However…
Sometimes too many products will cause makeup to “slip” off the skin so using a dual purpose product is a great idea. I like to use a light moisturiser that contains SPF, my favourite is the Ultraceuticals Mattifying SPF 30+ Sunscreen, it is light and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin. Then I apply primer after.
For oily skin you may find it is best to ditch the moisturiser/sunscreen and just opt for a primer instead. I like the *Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer with SPF 30
It is always best to apply some kind of product before you apply your foundation so that your makeup applies evenly and looks healthy.
As for my favourite powders for setting makeup…
*CARGO HD Picture Perfect Loose Powder
This is a new love for me and has quickly become one of my favourite setting powders, this stuff makes skin look flawless and I mean flawless. It isn’t cakey or dry, it doesn’t add any coverage to the skin but it does a fantastic job at keeping shine at bay. Plus it has this beautiful finish that almost blurs your skin so it looks photoshopped.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Finishing Veil
This powder is amazing at gives skin a poreless look and really combats shine without making skin look dry and cakey (I have dry skin and this doesn’t make my skin look horribly flaky and dry) it is expensive but has been my favourite powder for a year.
If you are on a budget I love the Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder isn’t bad either.
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If any product you use irritates you discontinue use immediately.
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