HOW I PREP MY FACE | TUTORIAL

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Firstly, let me just apologise for my absence! I've been really busy this month with revision...and exams haven't even started yet. But I've managed to find a bit of spare time to write a post, and I should be back into blogging regularly from now on (it's my reward for when I do lots of revision!) 

Today I want to talk about how I prep my face before makeup - I've always had a lot of problems with my skin and found that many foundations just don't sit nicely on it or cling to all my dry bits, but now I've experimented with my morning routines, I've found one that works for me. It usually takes longer than doing my actual makeup...but hey, that's the price you pay for having good skin!

Usually, I'll have just gotten out of the shower and cleansed my face, so I'll put up my hair in the clip (£2.99 from New Look) and get cracking. 



My favourite step, and arguably the most important, is toning. I use this Lush Tea Tree Water toner (£4.95 for 100g or £7.95 for 250g) and I absolutely adore it. It does recommend spritzing it directly on your face but I just find that far too daunting - I hate spraying products in my face!! So instead, I squirt it onto a cotton wool pad and gently wipe it over my face. Instantly, I feel refreshed and my skin feels hydrated. As well as toning my skin, the product provides benefits as it is antibacterial and helps to combat spots. Toner is really important in your skincare routine as it helps to even out your skin and reduce oiliness as it helps to repair your skin's surface after cleansing.



I then apply a little of this Clinique serum, which is actually a sample I received (I'll be buying the full size version when it runs out though) from a magazine this month. Serum seems a bit daunting at first, and it's step that many people miss out, often because they don't really know what a 'serum' is. Basically, a serum is essentially just a lightweight moisturiser which goes deeper into your skin and evens out your it out and often makes pores appear smaller. Using a serum is not essential in your daily routine - if you're on the go, faffing about with yet another product can be time consuming. But if you want to go that extra mile and make your makeup even more flawless, you should definitely give serum a go!



I then moisturise with this Vitamin E Body Shop moisturiser (£11) which is pretty self explanatory - everyone has to moisturise! I think moisturisers work differently for everyone, so I could recommend this until the cows come home but it might not do anything for your skin...I find it works for me though, as I've had incredibly dry skin on my nose and chin recently, and it's cleared those patches right up. I've heard it's a bestseller too, so if you're definitely looking for a new product, try this!



When all of these products have absorbed (it usually takes 2-3 minutes each), I then apply my L'oreal primer (£7.99) which makes my makeup long lasting, reduces the size of my pores, and evens out the surface of my skin, giving it one final boost.



Whilst I'm waiting for my primer to settle, I'll apply a little of my Lush lip scrub (£5.50), partly because I want luscious smooth lips, and partly because I really really really like licking it off.

When that's all done, I'll go ahead with whatever makeup routine I'm feeling for that day!

I hope this post has been helpful, and I'd love to hear your skincare product recommendations!

11 comments :

  1. Ooh I just Love the Vitamin E moisturiser - it smells so good! And, I have to try that primer, it sounds brilliant!
    Lovely post!
    Emma
    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

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    1. It does, doesn't it?! It reminds me of something...maybe Nivea?

      Charlie CP x

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  2. Loved this! I suffer from dry skin as well and it doesn't matter what foundation I'm using it always seems to cling to the dry patches like you said. Definitely going to invest in the moisturiser from the body shop! I feel live I've tried every cream going but that. Thank you! :) x

    www.floralinspiredlife.com

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    1. I hate that so much...it's like...NO I DON'T WANT AN ORANGE FLAKY NOSE!! Hope it works for you xx

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  3. You've made me want the tea tree toner and body shop moisturiser soooo bad!!xo

    http://justinependrill.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Muahahaha you're gonna have to get 'em girl! xx

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  4. I think I may need to try out a serum - I've always had bad luck with moisturizers, but my skin still needs the moisture.

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it! They can be pricey though, but they make all the difference! xx

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  5. Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub is one of my favourites! Have you tried their Christmas Santa one? <3
    With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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    1. Omg I didn't even know they did one! I've tried the popcorn though and I hate it which is so surprising because I love popcorn?! x

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  6. I'm obsessed with the tea tree water!! Haven't tried the clinique serum but really want to! love your blog :)

    www.soskiny.blogspot.com

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