The truth is a great make-up application starts with healthy looking skin. Make-up is used to enhance our natural beauty and that is best achieved when you have a daily skincare regimen.
As a make-up artist people always want to know what’s the trick, how do you get make-up to look so flawless and the answer is: “Take Care of Your Canvas”. The reason I call it a canvas is because make-up is a form of art and we all know that the better the canvas, the better the end result.
Think about it. Have you ever loved someone’s make-up whose skin didn’t look great? Not likely, so on this journey not only will you be learning some of my best make-up tips and tricks, but you’ll realize that skincare and make-up go hand in hand.
Here are a few tips to help make your skin the best canvas it can possibly be for your make-up application:
Know Your Skin Type
Learn your skin type. Before you can decide on a daily regime or type of foundation, you need to know whether your skin is dry, oily, normal, or combination. The best way to figure this out, wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser then wait about an hour to analyze the condition of your skin. Make sure you have some natural light and a mirror to check yourself out.
If your skin is neither oily or tight and is even in tone, but soft to the touch then you will fall in the NORMAL category.
If your skin remains tight to the touch and may have some flaky areas, then you fall in the DRY category.
If your skin has already begun to take on an overall shiny complexion than you fall in the OILY category.
If you notice that your skin has become shiny in only the t-zone area which is across the forehead and down the nose than you fall into the COMBINATION category.
Find the Perfect Product
After figuring out your skin type, make sure you are cleansing and moisturizing twice daily with products specifically made for your skin. Here are a few skin care products I love!
Never Sleep in your Make-Up
I REPEAT. NEVER SLEEP in YOUR MAKE-UP.
Exfoliating once or twice a week will help you keep your skin refreshed and free of that top layer of dead skin cells allowing for a smooth make-up application.
Enjoy your Canvas
Enjoy your revitalized skin!
How do you maintain healthy skin? What’s your skin care routine?
Diana Taylor is a licensed make-up artist and hair stylist. When she’s not beating faces, she’s in the lab mixing her own makeup line Lillian Taylor Cosmetics. Check out her blog How do you Lilly and follow her on twitter at @LillianTaylor_