Hey everyone! So today I thought Id share with you a few of my favourite skincare products that take pride of place in my professional makeup kit.
Skincare is a fundamental starting point for perfect makeup application. Products will not apply to the face well if the skin is not prepped perfectly!
The most common skincare steps are cleanse, tone and moisturise. These three steps will ensure the skin is clean from any old makeup or residue, smooth and soft ready for makeup application. As a makeup professional I add in a couple of extra steps to ensure maximum skin perfection ready for that flawless makeup look.
Firstly, I take my favourite sensitive skin cleanser, “Bioderma Sensibio H2O“. This cleanser is great just applied to a couple of cotton wool pads and swept over the face. It removes makeup gently but with ease, and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin.
Next up, toner! My all time favourite pro toner is the “Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner“. This spritz-style toner is super refreshing and really wakes up the skin (not to mention it smells great and every client or model I’ve used it on absolutely loves it).
Now before we move on to the standard next step, I like to add in an extra boost of moisture with my favourite serum, “Kiko Skin Trainer Serum“. Now the packaging has changed but the formula is the same, and its a brilliant product for when you want to add a little dewiness to the skin, or if your skin is a little dry and needs a helping hand!
Next up is a newer purchase of mine, but it has fallen firmly into my skincare application routine. The “Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser” is a perfect finisher to a professional skincare routine. The formula is light and soft, absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling smooth and supple, a perfect base for makeup!
Finally a couple of extra steps: Lips! Dry lips are not a good look, especially when applying lipstick or gloss. My favourite balm is the “Papaya Gold Paw Paw Moisturising Balm“. This balm is the perfect consistency, not too wet, goes on matte (so perfect for male grooming) and absorbs into the lips easily. Plus a little goes a long way!
Finally for when you are doing any makeup look which requires that little extra dewiness or moisture, the “Caudalie Beauty Elixir” is the perfect little spritz . Its cooling and soothing and smells absolutely amazing!
So thats my current favourites! Do you have any preferred pro skincare products or tips? Let me know in the comments!