7 secret skin care hacks that can optimize your makeup
Skin care plays a huge role in how our makeup ends up looking. When our skin is clean, exfoliated and hydrated it looks its best and consequently allows our makeup to shine. When our skin is inadequately cared for it makes it harder for certain products to apply smoothly. Certain skin care products can also help solve make up mishaps to make your complexion look its best. Find out how you can optimize skin care for make up application.
1. Overnight Peel
A great way to guarantee that your foundation or tinted moisturizer goes on smoothly is by taking good care of your skin at night. Using an overnight peel before you go to bed can help address common skin concerns, smooth the appearance of skin and brighten your overall complexion. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel formulated with glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C can help you wake up with more polished-appearing skin.
2. Double Cleansing
Do you wear makeup on most days? Products such as foundation, blush and eyeshadow are resilient and can take some time to fully remove. Double cleansing provides an effective cleansing experience and remove all traces of makeup. Use a micellar water first then use a gentle, rinseable cleanser to deep clean pores and remove any dead surface skin cells. Your skin should feel soft and thoroughly clean.
3. Charcoal Mask
Oily skin and blackheads aren’t well suited for makeup application. When you apply makeup to oily skin it can “slip” off and doesn’t last. After a few hours your skin may appear oily and your makeup might fade away. Blackheads can make skin look bumpy and enlarge the look of your pores, which also causes a suboptimal makeup look. Garnier SkinActive’s Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask has a creamy kaolin clay-based formula infused with charcoal which can help remove excess oil, refine pores, and draw out impurities from the skin like a magnet. Use it before you apply makeup to ensure you are working with a matte base that won’t have your make up disappearing prematurely.
4. Use Micellar Water to Create Perfect Cat Eye
Creating the perfect cat eye can be a challenge. An easy way to fix an almost perfect cat eye is by using a q-tip to remove any excess eyeliner that might be interfering with your perfect flick. A few strategically used drops of micellar water on a q-tip can help your eyeliner look flawless even when it wasn’t perfect right off the bat.
5. BB Cream Before Foundation
When layered under foundation, BB cream is the ultimate skin primer. It serves as a skin-perfecting base that can help make your skin look even and smooth for the rest of the day. Garnier SkinActive’s 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream comes in a variety of shades and caters to various skin types from dry to oily skin. It also is formulated with broad spectrum SPF 15 which helps protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
6. Eye Roller To Brighten Eyes
Our eye area is susceptible to looking fatigued and to developing puffiness. This makes it hard to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner as the skin may look dull or the shape of your eye might be affected by the built up fluid. An easy solve for this issue is by using an eye-roller beforehand to remove any swelling and to refresh the area. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller formulated with Vitamin C, mint and caffeine and will help perk up the appearance of your eyes and alleviate puffiness. Make up application should be a breeze afterward, and your eyes may appear brighter and more taught-looking.
7. Lip Scrub Pre-Lipstick
No matter how fabulous your lipstick color is, when lipstick is applied to cracked lips it doesn’t look great. A great way to ensure that your lipstick goes on smoothly is by doing a lip scrub at home. A super easy DIY lip scrub to make at home features honey and brown sugar. Mix liquid honey and brown sugar into a paste then apply to your lips. Massage in with a gentle circular motion, then wash off to reveal baby soft lips. Lipstick will go on smoothly and you will have an enviable pucker.