How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup: 5 Simple Steps

How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup: 5 Simple Steps

Is your skin makeup ready?  The steps you take prior to makeup application are just as essential as the products and techniques you are using to create a flawless, beautiful look with long lasting staying power.  Here are 5 easy, foolproof steps on how to prep your skin for makeup and create makeup ready skin.


Starting with clean, fresh skin is step #1 on how to prep your skin for makeup.  Are you using a facial cleanser formulated specifically for your skin type to put your best face forward?  Using the wrong facial cleanser can actually worsen dryness, irritation, and oiliness.  Not sure of your skin type, wash your face, pat it dry, leave it for 20 minutes, then take this skin test:

Press a piece of tissue on different spots of your face

  • If the paper sticks, you have oily skin
  • If the tissue doesn’t stick, you have dry skin
  • If it sticks in your T-zone area (forehead, nose, and chin), you have combination skin


Younique Illuminate is available in 2 formulas; Clean for normal to dry skin and Clear for oily skin.  Clean washes away impurities and gets your skin glowing with the energizing properties of ginkgo biloba and the purifying power of horse chestnut.  Clear helps keep your face fresh and oil-free with garden chrysanthemum that revives while licorice root and aloe vera soothe.

Just a dime sized amount is powerful enough to cleanse and leave your skin feeling refreshed and clean.  Rinse well with water and pat dry.


The right toner is step #2 for how to prep your skin for makeup and can give your skin a healthy dose of what it needs to look younger, fresher, and smoother.  It helps to balance skin’s pH , repair the skin’s surface, and soothe redness.


Younique Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water is a natural wonder that will aide in adding hydration while also subtracting redness and oil.  It is available in a spritzer making application an easy breeze!  Spray on clean skin but be sure to give it a few minutes to sink in before applying moisturizer.  We need to carefully layer our skincare products and timing is everything to ensure our skin is reaping all the clarifying benefits.


Step #3 in how to prep your skin for makeup is to moisturize.  Moisturizer should absorb well into skin without leaving a greasy or oily feeling.  Careful how you rub it in though; many slather it on and rub vigorously which tugs and stretches the skin.  We all know the skin on our face and neck is delicate and needs special attention.  Daily use of a high end moisturizer will increase your skin’s youthful appearance keeping it softer and more elastic.


Younique Divine Daily Moisturizer is an innovative daily moisturizer that supremely hydrates and nourishes the skin and is formulated for all skin types.  Apply a small amount from the neck up using semi-firm upward movements.  Don’t forget; let it completely absorb before moving on to the next step.


The use of a makeup primer as step #4 in how to prep your skin for makeup may seem unnecessary and I used to agree with you.  That is until I tried one for the first time and saw my pores disappear before my very eyes!  Primers work to prepare the skin for makeup by smoothing skin’s texture and they work to keep it lasting longer by decreasing sweat through your pores.


Younique Glorious Face & Eye Primer creates a flawless canvas as it enhances the skin’s texture and primes and prepares the skin for premium application of mineral makeup.  The result is porcelain-perfect, velvety-soft skin with incredible long-wearing, sweat-proof coverage of mineral makeup that lasts all day.  Ingredients are 100% natural, free of parabens, oils, synthetic fragrances, and cheap fillers.  It is suitable for all skin types.

It applies like a lotion; lightweight, non-greasy, and quickly dries leaving your skin soft to the touch.  Glorious Primer will not clog your pores causing irritation or breakouts.


As I mentioned, timing is everything in how to prep your skin for makeup application.  Allow a few minutes in between for your skin to absorb products and reap the full benefits of each important step.  You may think you do not have time for the few extra minutes, but trust me, your skin will thank you and you will soon see the amazing results with these 5 simple steps of “how to prep your skin for makeup” with the look of nurtured, pampered skin.

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