Grooming is part of makeup and we understood this well at fashion weeks . Time to share with you all the skincare hacks, tips & tricks we learned.
Makeup can really do wonders. It can sculpt corners even if we don’t have them, it can make our eyes and lips double in size, make our nose and face contour smaller… Makeup works like some king of magic, but not when our skin it is not properly prepared.
You see, the “canvas” for the artist is very important, and in order to have a seamless result, you must take care of your skin 100%, both daily and right before makeup. This is something we learned very well during Fashion Weeks in Milan and Paris, and today we’re going to tell you all about it! And don’t worry, we’re not planning to double the time you’ll have to spend on your makeup. We will add to it just 20 minutes which are valuable when you are already late, but the result they will give you will make you organize your time much better. So we have and say…
Cleansing before makeup
We don’t need to explain why you should start your makeup with clean skin. But we need to emphasize that it matters which products you use.
What we noticed during the fashion weeks was that the cleaning was done quickly, but effectively and without dehydrating the skin.
So what you need is a cleanser that removes everything, does it effectively and doesn’t burden your skin. Below we have for you 3 cleaning products that do just that.
Focus on the eyes
Your eyes can betray your tiredness, dehydration, and even sadness. So you have to take care of them every day, and especially before you do your makeup. Concealers can’t do magic by themselves, they need help. An eye mask before your makeup is therefore essential, and there are dozens of times we’ve seen models wearing eye patches while waiting their turn to sit in the makeup artist’s chair backstage. Below you will find 3 eye patches that really change the look of your eyes in just a few minutes.
After you have cleaned your face, and while wearing your eye patches, you will do a little ice massage all over your face. The cold helps reduce swelling, refreshes the skin, activates microcirculation on the surface of the skin, and generally makes you look fresh. You don’t have to spend hours on this makeup, just 3 minutes is enough, and to help you even more, we suggest you invest in Cryo Balls from our favorite brand Hey Beauty! Seriously, you will be addicted to the result…
Very good hydration
Hydration – obviously – is essential and you should pay special attention to it, especially before applying makeup. Backstage, we saw the artists use serum and cream, not just cream, on the models’ faces and you will too. Just a little moisturizer is not enough if you want a fresh and plump result. Take a little extra time to apply a moisturizing serum and cream, or even better, apply the serum while massaging with the Cryo Balls. The moisturisers we love, that double as a base for your makeup, are the ones we’ve rounded up below.
One last mist
You can avoid this, but we recommend that you don’t. The face mist gives you an extra boost of hydration, freshness, and shine and will really make a visible difference to your skin. Below you will find 3 of our favorites, and you already know which one we are obsessed with here in the beauty department.
If you follow all these steps, which may seem time-consuming but are not, the result in your makeup and the whole experience of its application will change completely. Try it now SK when you have time and you will remember us!