A common mistake with makeup is people believing their face is a blank canvas, and they’re creating a masterpiece using makeup. Well a canvas is the same colour and texture all over, our faces aren’t, so straight away it’s a disaster.
Therefore, I thought I’ll tell you how I turn my face into a blank canvas for makeup.
Cleanser & Toner
Depending how much time I have decides on the products I use, if I’m rushing I’d use my 2-in-1 Nivea cleanser and toner for normal/combination skin. It helps cut time and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy texture. However, if I’m not rushing the clock then I’d use a Botanics Cleansing Cream to help clean and brighten my face, then I’d use my Serozinc by La Roche-Posay for oily/spot prone skin. It’s a face mist toner that helps to fight acne at the same time!
It’s rare for me to only use one moisturiser, normally it’s between 2-3 a day using small amounts of each. Like today I used my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ to fight spots and oily skin, plus my Witch Anti-Redness Relief Moisturiser to conceal red patches on my cheeks and chin. I simply place little dots of each all over my face then rub them in together in circular motions.
Using an eye cream helps to prevent concealer from creasing and to brighten eyes, in addition to wrinkles. I haven’t experimented with many products for the eyes but so far the best I’ve found is No7 Early Defence Eye Cream, it reduces my dark circles immensely.
A key product to any makeup lovers look, this is how you get the same smooth texture all over your face. Not only does it help makeup last longer but it creates a barrier between your skin and makeup, helping to prevent spots. My frequently used primer is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but for the days my pores decide to make an entrance I’d use Benefit’s POREfessional Primer to cover them bad boys!
And that’s it!
You can now smother your face in makeup to your heart’s content, knowing you aced your base. There are extras you can add between to benefit your skin, but for the most part this would work.