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Prep Your Skin for Long Wear Makeup

With the Market America World Conference this week, I like to make sure my skin is prepped and ready for long days of wearing makeup. My routine ensures that my makeup applies smoothly and lasts all day long! Prepping your skin before applying makeup is essential to protect your skin and lengthen the lifespan of your makeup look. 

Here are my five steps to prepping my skin:

1. Cleanse

You always have to start with a clean face. Gently cleanse your skin with micellar water and a cotton pad to remove leftover makeup and impurities. 

2. Exfoliate

This step is key to achieving a smooth finish to your makeup look. I am currently obsessing over Lumiere de Vie Hommes new Exfoliating Face Scrub. Apply a thin layer to clean damp skin. Gently massage into skin focusing on congested areas like the nose and chin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Don’t forget your lips! I use Motives Cosmetics’ MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub.

3. Tone 

Always tone your skin after it has been cleansed and/or exfoliated. You want your skin to be balanced and ready for the next steps of your regimen. Now that I have the Lumiere de Vie Hommes Refreshing Toner Pads, it is so simple and easy to just grab one and gently wipe one pad over my face and neck. Be sure to avoid the sensitive eye area to prevent irritation.

4. Hydrate

How hydrated your skin is will determine how long your makeup lasts. If I am feeling extra dry or awaiting a very important event, I love to use Lumiere de Vie’s Moisture Intense Facial Masque. After the mask’s solution has been fully absorbed, I then go in with Lumiere de Vie’s Needle-Free Serum to give myself a little lift before I apply eye balm. Making the effort of really hydrating my skin will keep me dewy and smooth, instead of flaky and cakey. 

5. Prime

After your moisturizers have properly been absorbed into the skin, it is time to prime. Primer is what makes sure your makeup stays intact on your skin. They also help with hydration, shine, and help reduce the appearance of pores. I love to use Lumiere de Vie’s Pore Minimizing Serum because it gives me extra coverage and a smooth finish. Dispense 1 pump on your fingertips and apply evenly over your entire face. 

No matter how many steps you choose to prep your skin, you will look amazing. I like to give myself ample amount of time to relax and prepare for a big event ahead. Make this a relaxing ritual for yourself. Turn on your favorite candle and massage your products in for extra relaxation. I cannot wait to see all your faces this week!

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