Is Skin Care really important for a great Makeup Look?

One of the main questions clients and EVERYONE ask me when they know I'm a makeup artist is: what are the best brands for makeup that will cover all my skin imperfections? Unfortunately, there's no makeup in the world that will cover imperfections, but there's makeup that will correct and conceal imperfections that will make your skin look more flawless. The very first thing we should start understanding about makeup is that makeup is for you to look better, so you can feel good about yourself, and also to enhance your beauty but not create a new you. A lot of women use makeup to transform the person or themselves into someone they are not; don't get me wrong, if that's what you like you Go ahead and keep doing you! But my motto is, less is more. Yes you are already beautiful, maybe what you need is guidance on how to learn more about your skin, so you can choose the best products that will work for you.



Skin care is EXTREMELY, if not the most important part of makeup. If you have a good canvas then your painting will look amazing, even if it is the most simple one. Here I'm going to share with you some tips I follow and recommend in order to always have a young looking skin:

  1. MOISTURIZE AT ALL TIMES: Your skin is an organ, and like any other organ, it requires care. Make sure you hydrate your skin at all times, from head to toe. Since we are talking about your face, make sure you use moisturizer before and after makeup. Also, choose a good SPF, if you think you will be spending long hours under the sun you might have to choose a high SPF, like 50 or even 100, but if you work in an office or interior settings you can choose one from 15 to 30. Drinking lots of water is another great way to hydrate your skin too.

  2. HAVE A SKIN CARE ROUTINE BASED ON YOUR SKIN NEEDS: There are some products you need to always have in your routine, specially if you are an everyday makeup wearer: 1. makeup remover, 2. facial cleanser, 3. toner and 4. moisturizer. Choose each one of them depending on your skin type. I always recommend to consult with an specialist if you suffer from sensitive skin, rosacea, acne or any skin problems, so you invest in the right product that will help your skin get better.

  3. ALWAYS REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP: No matter what happened, if you got home late, if you had the worst day of your life, if you feel sick or if you are so tired that you don't even know who you are; PLEASE remove your make up. Try not to sleep with makeup on because when we are sleeping our pores open up to release toxins, but if we sleep with makeup, our pores get clogged and that's when the black heads or pimples appear. Also, you will notice the appearance of wrinkles, spots, or discoloration; and the skin can start to feel very dry or extremely oily.

  4. CHOOSE A DAY TO LET YOUR SKIN BREATH: I know, I know, I'm asking you to choose a day to not to wear makeup, but is for the sake of looking good! It doesn't have to be all the time, but at least once every 2 weeks, and use that day to pamper your skin. Maybe try that mask you always wanted to try, or get a facial done. The skin needs a break once in a while to restore and heal from all the products and chemicals we put on it, so make sure you give the skin that well deserved break!

Well these are my very own tips for you to have a great skin, I hope this was good information and that you put these tips into practice to look younger and younger!