How can I prep my skin for flawless makeup?

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How can I prep my skin for flawless makeup?


The secret to achieving flawless makeup lies in the art of prepping your skin. Having a solid skincare routine will not only help to enhance the overall health of your skin but also creates a base for a long-lasting makeup look. These tried-and-tested tips will help you create a perfect canvas for your best look yet.

Tip One: Always begin with a fresh base

A clean face is crucial for flawless makeup application. Removing your makeup at the end of the day is an absolute must, especially with an oil-based cleanser like the Grapefruit Cleansing Balm. It’s equally important to refresh your skin in the morning however a full cleanse may not be for everyone. If you find your makeup separating throughout the day, it may be that you are over-cleansing. If so, try opting for a double cleanse in the evening and use just a damp facecloth in the morning to revive your complexion.

Tip Two: Add Hyaluronic Acid to your regime

Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient loved by expert MUAs and often found in many foundation and primer formulas. This hydrating and skin firming active is a great choice pre-makeup, as it helps to keep the skin plump and retain moisture post-cleanse. A water-based serum like our Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum is a great option as it hydrates without clogging your pores or leaving your skin feeling greasy. For optimal results, apply it to damp skin and allow it to soak in for a few minutes before applying makeup. Alternatively, for a dewier finish, try a spritz of the refreshing Hyaluronic Acid Face Mist.

Tip Three: Forgotten your primer? Try an Oil-Free Moisturiser

If you find yourself without a makeup primer, don't panic! The overproduction of oil is a common cause for makeup not lasting throughout the day. However, an oil-free moisturiser like our Amino Acid Oil-Free Moisturiser will keep your skin hydrated whilst also helping to control the production of excess oil. Its lightweight and fast-absorbing formula makes it an excellent base for makeup.

Tip Four: Grapefruit Multi-Balm

This tip is technically a finishing touch rather than a way to prep, but it’s one of my favourites, so I couldn’t not include it. Grab your favourite lip liner and outline your lips, then follow with a balm like the Grapefruit Multi-Balm to blend the harsh line. This top tip will leave your lips looking plumper whilst keeping then nourished throughout the day.

We’re confident these tips will help you on your way to a flawless base! And if you’ve got any of your own tips to share, drop them in the comments below!

Until next time,

Charlee @ Team Q+A

Charlee Grimson

Marketing and E-commerce Administrator | Current favourite: Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser