Right at the very start of your makeup process, before you’ve put anything on, and starting with completely naked skin, try spraying a hydrating mist like MAC Fix+ or Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Rosewater all over your face to open up your pores, because it’ll help your skin absorb any other skin care products, like moisturizers and serums, that you layer on top.
Oh! — and if you already have your hair done and don’t want to get it wet (’cause nothing is about to mess up my blowout!), you can block the spritzes with a bath towel (magazines work great, too). I know it’s kind of MacGyver-ish, but it works! I’ll fold the towel into a square and hold that up next to my face to block the hair behind it, and then I’ll mist with the spray.
Here’s the order of my basic skin care/skin prep/makeup routine:
- Hydrating mist all over the face
- Face cream (eye cream around the eyes)
- Primer (one primer for my face, and another primer for my lids, I don’t use primer underneath my eyes)
- Color correcting around my face (if necessary)
- Foundation or tinted moisturizer
- Color correct under the eye (if necessary)
- Under-eye concealer
- * Eyes
- Powder (I’ve been loving MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and Chanel Loose Powder)
- Cheeks ￼
* If I’m going to be doing a dark smoky eye or other look where I anticipate some fallout, I’ll do my eye makeup right after priming, before color correcting and foundation, so that I can clean up the fallout if I need to without disrupting my face makeup.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. New show rec for ya! 🙂
I just started marathoning it on Netflix, but it’s called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and the main character is a glamorous flapper gal named Phyrne Fisher.
It takes place in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920s. Miss Fisher has family money, but she didn’t always. She inherited a title and lots of moolah after several of her relatives passed away in World War I. She’s worldly, independent, curious and forward-thinking. Basically, she doesn’t take sh*t from anyone. If she were around today, she’d probably be running a Fortune 500 company.
Having family in Melbourne and craving adventure, she decides to start a detective agency (of course she does). 🙂
The show has it all! — suspense, humor, action, fashion.
There’s something Murder She Wrote about it, but I like that. Thank goodness for the occasional chase scene, too, because without them El Hub would’ve peace’d out, LOL!
And, oh — the fashion. What I wouldn’t give to have Miss Fisher’s wardrobe…
Fire it up on Netflix one of these days. It’s a good one to marathon on a rainy weekend.