How to Prep Your Skin before Your Makeup Artist Does His Magic

Special occasions call for more than your usual makeup. To be totally glammed up for your swanky soiree, you need the magic touch of a makeup artist.

To help your makeup artist enhance your best features and hide your imperfections, be sure to prep your skin first. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Cleanse

To ensure your makeup artist will have a clean base to work with, wash your face with water and soap or a gentle cleansing formula. You can also use a facial cleansing lotion to make sure your face is really free from dirt and oil.

2. Exfoliate

To have healthy and glowing skin, you have to exfoliate at least twice a week. Make sure you time one of your exfoliating sessions on the day of the event. By doing so, you will get rid of rid of all excess build-up and gunk. Your complexion will be smoother and silkier. And because you have refreshed skin, your makeup will even look better.

3. Apply serum

After exfoliating, apply a facial serum which will infuse vitamins and minerals to the skin, making it look more youthful and fresh.

4. Moisturize

Next, apply moisturizer on your face to give your makeup artist an easier time applying makeup evenly on your skin. Well-hydrated skin will also prevent makeup from flaking and from rough, uneven patches.

5. Prime

Finally, to help the makeup glide smoothly on your face and make it last longer, apply a facial primer. The primer will hydrate your skin, making it feel plump for hours.

AUTHOR BIO: Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists.

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