Just as you would dust off a canvas before painting, its vital to you make sure your skin is not too dry or flaky under make-up. Regular cleansing and exfoliating before applying make-up keeps every product you put on your skin looking fresh and radiant, plus helps to minimise fine line and disguise large pores.
Here’s a round-up of our beauty editor’s must-have skin prepping primers…
Create a Smooth and Velvety Finish
For a Luminous Glow
To Fill Fine Lines
Add a Finishing Touch
If you’ve made up your face but your skin still looks a bit dull, then highlight! It will bring back that youthful dewiness to dull skin. Try Lancome Blush Subtil in Pepite de Corail, R550, or creamy NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Rose Petal Pop, R149,95.
Compiled by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.