Everyday Makeup Preparation: Tips from MUA Jacqui Franks
At Faceplus we are passionate about beautiful skin and we believe this is key to looking stunning, with and without make-up! For those that enjoy wearing makeup daily, preparing your skin and using the correct products and techniques can prevent breakouts and help keep your makeup looking flawless throughout the day. We asked MUA Jacqui Franks for makeup preparation tips:
- The perfect way to start, is with your daily skincare regime (ask your skin therapist for assistance if unsure) – remembering that your skin is the canvas for your makeup. Always cleanse, tone and moisturise before applying makeup products.
- Preparing your skin before make-up application will increase the longevity of your makeup. A primer can be classified as your preparation if you don’t have a daily skincare routine. Make sure to wait 5-10 minutes for your moisturiser to be completely absorbed prior to make-up application. This will stop your make-up from running or absorbing into the skin.
- Make sure you have the best application tools (and clean them regularly!). This can vary from make-up sponges to brushes. It is always important to find the right tools for your application requirements. Different tools will give your different results. Trusted sponges and brushes have been tools of make-up artist for decades, but can also give alternate desired results. Remember use what you are most comfortable with to get your desired daily look. Don’t always be sold on popular fads!
- Use a make-up range that addresses your skin requirements ie: Alex Cosmetics; Jane Iredale and Aevitas ranges’ are excellent for problematic skin types (talk to your therapist about specific ingredients). Ingredients in make-up products can contribute to break-outs; reactions and aggravate your skin concerns. It is common for people to continue using certain products because of popularity or advertising while ignoring results and skin-affects, or suitability for your skin type. Please pay attention to how your skin reacts to your make-up.
- It is important to get advice from your skincare consultant before buying products if you have skin concerns!
- Finally at the end of the day, remove your make-up! Sleep is the opportunity for your entire body to regenerate, including your largest organ, skin. Not removing your make-up, can lead to blocked pores, ageing, skin irritations and eye issues such as styes and blepharitis (infection caused by staphylococcus).
*Dimethicone is a popular ingredient in make-up brands. It is a type of silicone that is used for leaving a silky texture to the product and gliding onto the skin. For some skin-types Dimethicone can be problematic clogging pores and aggravating acne prone skin.
For more make-up tips please visit Jacqui’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jfranks_mua/
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