Happy Friday everyone!
Since it’s Halloween weekend, I have a special skin saving tip to share with those that are planning to dress up. 🙂
Applying a silicone-based primer or moisturizer will not only help your makeup apply smoother but it will also act as a barrier between the makeup and your skin, protecting you from any irritation that can stem from artificial colors.
Have a safe weekend everyone!
With Halloween near, some of you may don to wear elaborate makeup for parties and why not? Heck, one of my favorite costumes was when I dressed up as a Homecoming Zombie Queen, complete with blood and gore. So. Much. Fun. Here’s a few tips and tricks to ensure that the horror factor lasts only one night and doesn’t come back to haunt you days later….
ALWAYS conduct a patch test when trying out makeup, especially Halloween makeup as there are many pigments and colors (red and blue) that can be irritating to the skin and cause an allergic reaction. Prosthetics may or may not contain latex so make sure to ask questions about what is being used. Also, if you’re going to use false lashes, keep in mind that many have adverse reactions to the adhesive so tread with caution and to be safe, ask for a P.D. test to be performed.
Applying a primer on the skin not only keeps makeup lasting longer but it also creates a barrier between the skin, allowing makeup to sit on top of that instead of the skin.
Facilitate the removal of makeup by using oil-based makeup wipes. A personal favorite is Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes which makes removing false eyelashes or stubborn makeup easier and doesn’t require harsh pulling or tugging of the skin. Follow up with your cleanser afterwards to thoroughly remove any heavy, thick layers of makeup that can clog pores and contribute to acne.
Have something fun planned for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!
Since it’s Halloween, most of us are dressing up and probably using some type of face makeup. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your makeup lasts and your skin stays protected!
1) Use a primer before painting your face to provide a barrier between your skin and the makeup- this way, the makeup sits on top of your primer instead of directly on the skin.
2) Remove all makeup after your event is done! Sleeping in stage makeup that is loaded with heavy waxes, colors and oils is a recipe for breakouts and irritation. If possible, use an oil-based cleanser to help dissolve makeup so that there is minimal rubbing, tugging, and pulling. Milk/cream cleansers can work just as well or use makeup wipes as another option. Follow with your cleanser to remove any leftover residue and moisturize.
Thanks for reading, have a fun Halloween weekend, and stay tuned next week!