Beautiful, clear skin is the best canvas for perfect makeup application. However factors like pollution, sleepless nights and the passage of time can make skin look fatigued, setting the stage for cakey foundation and makeup that camouflages—rather than enhances—skin.
With this in mind, we’re always on the lookout for products that will make our skin appear smooth, moisturized and youthful. So you can imagine our excitement when Lancôme sent us their new line of skincare products to try and review. Aptly named, Énergie de Vie breathes new life and energy into tired-looking skin, while transforming it into a makeup-ready canvas.
Follow these four simple steps to prep your skin for perfect makeup application, and say goodbye to flaky skin for good!
1. Cleanse Your Skin
Use a good foam cleanser to lift dead skin cells and remove all traces of dirt and makeup from skin’s surface. Always be sure to thoroughly rinse your skin after cleansing so no residue remains, ensuring smooth makeup application.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin
Lift away dead skin cells and smooth skin by exfoliating regularly. Be sure to find a product that suits your skin type, and use a gentle exfoliating formula that won’t irritate your skin or disrupt its natural moisture barrier.
3. Tone Your Skin
Restore balance to your skin with a cosmetic water. This essential step provides an added layer of hydration to skin, ensuring you’re never left feeling dry or stripped. Remember, skin that flakes is the mortal enemy of makeup that bakes!
4. Hydrate Your Skin
Use a moisturizer suited for your skin type that offers long-lasting hydration. This final step is the key to creating a smooth, even surface for makeup application. Hydrate your skin, and let it glow!
What’s your favorite skin care for perfect makeup application? Let us know in the comments below!