Time to Prime

The first step to achieving a flawless, long wearing foundation base is Primer! There is a reason why its a crime not to prime. However slapping on some primer that you brought from the store isn’t enough. If it helps, think of your face as a canvas, the cleaner the canvas, the easier it is for the makeup to slide effortlessly onto your face and the less likely for it to become oily and transfer off!


EXFOLIATION 

The first step is exfoliation and it is a vital step as it allows for the shedding of dead skin cells; this provides an opportunity for the new layer of fresh, plump skin to be revealed. This allows for a fresh clean base for foundation to sit on.


PRIME 

The next step is to prime the skin. Primers are essential for creating an even application of foundation as well as aiding in longevity. Primers are often reactive to heat and therefore application with your fingertips works best, gently massaging the product into your skin. Whilst primer is an essential part of creating a flawless face, one primer does not fit all, which is why it is important that primer is chosen based on the your skin type. If you’re in doubt ask for a sample, many makeup stores like Mecca and Sephora will give you a sample to try.


After this step you are ready to paint your canvas!


Tips on choosing the right primer.

OILY SKIN

If your skin tends to be more on the oily side should look for matte or oil free primers.

NORMAL TO OILY SKIN

If your skin that is generally “normal” but may experience slight oiliness through the Nose or forehead you are fairly lucky and you are able to try pretty much any product however something oil free will help with your oily T-zone.

DRY SKIN

If your skin extremely dry, you need to apply a product that will protect and hydrate the skin. For dry skin it’s best if you try and sample different primer as you need to work out what works best for you.

 

 

People will stare, may it worth their while

Love your skin

My sister said something to me recently and it really STUCK!

My big sister Linda Loves her Skin and recently I spent an evening washing my face and doing face mask with her and what she said to me really seemed to stick and resonate in my head.

Love your skin, spend money on good skin care. Now I’m not saying the more expensive something is the better. While sure, expensive products are going to work for you, so will a much cheaper option. But don’t ever cheap out and not buy important things like suncream and moisturiser that is SUITABLE for YOUR skin.


Skincare items to splurge on:

Makeup remover – A good makeup remover will save you on makeup remover and help your skin quality at the same time.

SPF – I can’t stress this enough, get a SPF and a good one too. OR at least get something with good coverage.

Serum/Treatments – High performing ingredients that aren’t always cheap, but a good one is worth every dollar

Moisturiser – day – Get the right one for your SKIN, your skin will thank you for it. Once I found my daily moisturiser, my skin condition actually got better, so I now use less make up and I need less attention to breakout and get less crazy skin days.

Dedicated Night cream – Get a night cream, your skin at night does different things than during the day, maybe it’s because there isn’t a giant star radiating in the sky.

Cleanser – Get something that washes your face well that isn’t too harsh.

Facial Oil – Yes you can get cheap ones but you will soon learn they are worlds apart from the ones made by doctors and those fancy french dedicated salon brands.


Thing to consider to add to your routine:

Eye Creams: you can get away with a cheap one if you have a very good serum.

Face masks: a lot of the  time the drug store ones are just as good as the expensive one.

Scrubs: drug store ones are fine, just make sure it isn’t too harsh on your skin.


Don’t break the bank with these:

Floral water or some kind of refreshing spritz – it’s just water.. plus fancy smells and maybe extra product

Clay masks – You could pretty much go buy a bag of clay and some magnesium mix with water and paint your face and it would be the same.


Love your skin

What are your thoughts on skincare products?