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Steps before Applying Makeup Nail – The Perfect Makeup Base

No matter how low-key, you will always have days when your go to “powder your nose and smack some lip gloss” trick just won’t do. It’s your best friend’s wedding. You’re up to interview for your dream job. That hot guy you keep bumping into at Starbucks finally asked you out. Whatever it is, it’s big enough for you to hit all the stops. Let us help you with the first, and most important step, to your best face forward – your makeup base.

  1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Start with a clean face and moisturize. You have to give about 5 minutes for your skin to absorb the moisturizer so wait before applying anything else. Patience pays here and will save your face from looking blotchy. If you’re running late and can’t spare a few minutes, blot your face with tissue to remove excess moisture. For maximum benefit, use a moisturizer that does more than hydrate.

Try Murad Pore Reform Balancing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum 15 that also protects your skin from environment al damage, clears blackheads and exfoliates for brighter skin and a more rejuvenated complexion.

  1. Prime time

If you need your makeup to last through the day and night, don’t skip this step. A good primer not only minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, it preps the skin to hold foundation and makeup longer. Use your fingertips to spread the primer evenly until it’s absorbed by your skin.

Try Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener with algae and olive leaf extract that firms and promotes regeneration while leaving your skin with a luminous glow.

Steps before Applying Makeup Nail - The Perfect Makeup Base

  1. Cover up

Sleepless nights have a way of showing up in the morning and hanging out with you through the day in form of dark circles under your eyes. There’s a regimen to kick them out for good but results may take longer than you’re willing to wait for. What’s a girl to do in the meantime? Cover up! Jane Iredale Active Light Under-Eye Concealer specializes in restoring brightness and clarity to dull and dark under-eyes. It has avocado and jojoba oils that smooth and hydrate while its blend of mineral pigments conceal dark circles.

This versatile concealer can also be used to cover up other facial imperfections for even, flawless skin.

  1. Lay the foundation

While your concealer hides dark spots and imperfections, your foundation provides overall coverage for an even complexion. It’s best to choose the one that is the closest to your skin tone for a natural look A foundation with color matching technology like Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle Foundation helps you achieve this easier. Whether you apply it with a sponge, brush or your fingertips, its sheer formula is light and won’t settle into fine lines and pores, yet layers perfectly well on areas that need more coverage. Bonus: This foundation not only makes you look good for the day or night, it has 100% active anti-aging neuropeptide s and peptides that diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles, expression lines and fine lines over time.

This cutting-edge technology delivers seamless, natural and a day-long dewy-fresh finish.

Now that you’ve nailed the perfect base, putting on the rest of your makeup should be a piece of cake.

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