- Wash your face. Seriously, this is important. You don’t want clogged pores or excess oil and dirt.
- Moisturize. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize. Often, skin will produce sebum (oil) to compensate for dry skin, so applying a non-comedogenic moisturizer will keep your skin fresh and prep is for makeup.
- Primer. This is optional; some people find that all they need is moisturizer, but if you find that your makeup isn’t lasting all day, then you should try a primer suited for your skin type.
- Applying the right amount of foundation. If you notice that your foundation is breaking up is certain areas on your face, this could be because you’re applying too much. Keep it a little lighter in areas that you notice creasing, because foundation will build up and crack.
- Setting Powder. I like to set with a translucent powder, and I notice a huge difference in the way my makeup lasts. Feel free to set with something that has more coverage if you want that, or you can use a setting spray.