How to get healthier skin using your makeup

How to get healthier skin using your makeup

Getting healthier skin with your favourite products has never been easier. Foundation is a double-edged sword – on the one hand, it has the power to totally transform your skin for the better, but on the other, it can leave you looking ghostly. We are sure you’ll agree that a white shade is best left for your formal dresses and not your face, so follow these steps for makeup-foundation that blends seamlessly into the skin.

4 Steps to achieving better and healthier skin when applying makeup to your face

Step 1: Inject moisture

There’s a reason why make-up artists take ages to prep models’ skin before a runway show or photo shoot. Tim Quinn, national director of creative artistry for Armani Beauty, explains, ‘If you don’t have proper hydration in the skin and you go to put on foundation, that’s when your skin freaks out.’ Take some time to massage a serum or oil into the skin followed by a moisturizer and eye cream. Facial massage not only aids circulation but also ensures a brighter, healthy-looking canvas.

Recommended makeup products to buy

Product Name: Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
Price: R580

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Step 2: Personalise primers

Choose your primers carefully and according to your skin type. A mattifying primer will suck up oil, which is great for very oily skin, but it can make foundation look cakey on drier areas of the face so it’s not ideal for combination or dry skin. Use these kinds of primers strictly on the T-zone and apply a different primer on the rest of your face or a more hydrating option on dry skin.

Recommended makeup products to buy

Product Name: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Mattifying Primer
Price: R189.95

Product Name: Maxfactor Facefinity All Day Primer SPF20
Price: R185

Product Name: Catrice Prime and Fine Anti-Red Base
Price: R79.95

TIP: Do you have dry skin?
Solution – Add a dose of hydration and radiance with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water selling at R400 which can be used to prep and hydrate skin, as well as set and refresh make-up.

Step 3: Go in easy

Conceal under-eye circles and blemishes before you apply foundation because in that way you’ll end up using less product. Use a damp foundation brush or sponge to blend a few small drops of liquid foundation from the center of your face outward for a dewy, skin-like finish. Avoid heavy, full-coverage formulas and rather opt for a foundation that offers slightly less coverage but is buildable.

Recommended makeup products to buy

Product Name: Rodial Instaglam Under Eye Eye Brightening Concealer
Price: R750

Product Name: Stila Full Coverage Perfecting Concealer
Price: R250

Product Name: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF15
Price: R620

Step 4: Set in place

Translucent powder is a must-have for flawless foundation and it suits all skin tones. Swirl a fluffy brush into the powder and dust it lightly over the T-zone and any other areas that tend to eat up your foundation and go shiny.

Recommended makeup products to buy

Product Name: Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder
Price: R154.95

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