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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SKIN-PREP

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How much thought do you give to skin-prep? Chances are, when you’re busy and time pressed, especially during the silly season, not a lot! When skin preparation can seem like another box to tick, how important is it? Just like a painter prepares the canvas to add paint, skin preparation allows for easy makeup application and creates a long-lasting, professional finish. Essentially, it's the steps you take to prepare the skin to receive makeup. A good skin-prep routine includes all the steps following cleansing through to makeup application, and even setting afterward. Making sure skin is free from dirt and oil residue and is hydrated ready for foundation, can make all the difference between makeup that lasts for a few hours or into the night; nobody wants to re-apply in the ladies room three champagnes in...

We asked one of our in-house clean beauty experts and professional makeup artist, Bernie, to share her 7 steps to ultimate skin-prep and her favourite natural skincare options for a flawless finish:

P U R I F Y

To get the best results and a flawless finish, Skin Juice Multi Juice Micellar Cleanser is a makeup remover and cleanser in one. The natural water-based formula leaves skin feeling refreshed and clean but not stripped. Add a few drops to a fresh cotton pad to gently wipe skin. ‘It’s important to start with clean skin and to clean away any surface dirt and oils that might interfere with your makeup application.’

 

D R E N C H

Prepare skin to receive serums and moisturisers with a natural face mist. Beauty Shortlist Awards finalist, Wildcrafted Wild Rose Botanical Mist, is a skin-prep must have! It drenches and settles skin with what is considered the best certified organic bulgarian rose hydrosol in the world.’

F E E D 

Soft dewy skin is the name of the game, and essential for easy makeup application. Biologi Bk Rejuvenating Eye Serum is a 100% Active Kakadu serum which plumps the skin and leavies it smooth and ready for makeup. A little goes a long way. It's extremely lightweight!'

 

H Y D R A T E

There’s nothing worse than trying to apply foundation to skin that is thirsty and / or flaking. Skin Juice Good Juice Probiotic Face Cream is bursting with with potent supergreens and probiotics, to feed dry, dehydrated skin. It’s perfect for sensitive and oily skin types too, without being too heavy or clogging pores.’

P L U M P

To avoid makeup settling into fine lines, plump out skin around the mouth and eyes with Ere Perez Cranberry Lip and Eye Butter‘This sits incredibly well under makeup and works a treat on any flaky areas of skin too, so your makeup won't grab in these areas.’

 

P R I M E

To prime or not to prime? Prime! Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess Primer puts an invisible veil between the skin and the foundation. This will stop dry areas from absorbing your foundation and stop oilier skin from breaking down the foundation throughout the day. Your skin is now prepped ready for foundation! The witch hazel in this product also helps set the foundation on the skin.’

A P P L Y + S E T

After applying your go-to natural foundation and all your makeup is complete, give it extra staying power with Ere Perez Herbal Face Tonic. The vegetable glycerine gives the makeup flexibility so you don't have to worry about any makeup gathering in any areas as it allows the makeup to move with the face. ‘Re-spritz throughout the night as a great refresher for skin even hours after makeup application’

 

 

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words | Sophie Parslow 
 
 

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