Tips on how to prep your skin for makeup application

The process of creating a flawless makeup look that lasts all day begins way before the use of any makeup products. The skin needs to be in its optimal condition to ensure that makeup blends seamlessly and stays on throughout the day. The only way to achieve this is by prepping the skin with an effective skincare regime before any makeup is applied.

 

Always start with a clean face 

It is essential to cleanse before applying any makeup. Cleansing helps rid the skin of any impurities and creates a clean base to start makeup application. For those with oily skin, cleansing right before makeup application will help keep the excess oils at bay, which lets any applied makeup products last longer on the skin.

The MZ Skin Cleanse & Clarify Dual Action AHA Cleanser & Mask is the perfect cleanser to use before applying makeup. It deeply cleanses the skin by removing dead skin cells and refines pores without being too harsh on the skin.

 

Exfoliation is key

Exfoliation is necessary for flawless makeup application that blends well into the skin. For those who suffer from dry and flaky skin, exfoliating will help remove these dead skin cells to smoothen and brighten the skin for a more luminous complexion.

The MZ Skin Radiance & Renewal Instant Clarity Refining Mask contains a 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid complex that gently exfoliates the skin while brightening the skin tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

 

Pro-tip: Eye masks and creams

One of the most popular tips from the beauty and fashion industry is to use eye masks and eye creams before makeup application. No matter how much one tries to cover dark circles and under-eye bags with makeup, it can still show through. Makeup artists all around the world use eye care products to brighten the eye area so eyes appear more awake and radiant after makeup application.

The MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Eye Treatment Mask became a cult favourite amongst the beauty community for its quick abilities to diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness whilst hydrating and firming the under-eye. Alongside this, the MZ Skin Soothe & Smooth Collagen Activating Eye Complex can be used to further brighten and smoothen the eye area to help prevent makeup from settling into fine lines around the eyes.

 

Finish off the skins prep with moisturiser 

Hydrated and smooth skin is the best canvas to apply makeup on and so moisturiser is the last key step to prime the skin before any base makeup is applied. The MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser contains Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol which help hydrate and boost collagen production in the skin. For those who prefer lighter coverage and like using tinted moisturisers as everyday makeup, the MZ Skin Tint & Protect Skin Perfecting SPF 30 Tinted Moisturiser works great to blur and correct skin imperfections for a more even skin tone whilst protecting the skin against sun damage.

 

Facial massages 

Facial massages can help emphasize the natural contour of a face, by stimulating lymphatic drainage in the skin. These massages can be done by hand or with the use of a massage tool.

If opting for a facial tool, the MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller works well to improve the facial contour and reduce puffiness before makeup application.

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