I’ve been lucky to be invited backstage at Fashion Week to report on makeup trends and one of the things I’ve come to appreciate is the importance of priming the skin before makeup application. Read on for more…
Seeing the results that top makeup artists can achieve with the use of primers has really impressed upon me the value of incorporating this step into my own skincare routine. Priming your skin doesn’t have to be hard–here’s my routine. I always start by thoroughly cleansing my face (AM/PM) and then apply treatment products.
For the past several weeks, I’ve been using the new Olay Regenerist Lash Duo ($25.99), which smooths the appearance of skin around the eye. The lash serum instantly thickens lashes. Both products can be safely used in the morning and at night, and I haven’t had any irritation or sensitivity with use. What I like about the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo is that it basically works the whole eye area. The dual-ended product contains an eye cream to smooth & firm the appearance of lids and soften the appearance of fine lines, while the lash serum instantly thickens and nourishes lashes. A perfect start before my makeup!
Next comes skin preparation. After cleansing, I apply Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle Revolution Complex ($24.99). This product combines optical skin care technology and advanced micro fillers to smooth skin’s surface, instantly relaxing the appearance of wrinkles. I love that it contains peptides and a skin hydrating trio of Vitamins B3, B5 and E as well as humectants to keep skin moisturized and comfortable. It’s the perfect texture for right now, as the weather has been colder and my skin needs more moisture. On top of this, I usually add a makeup primer before foundation.
You can find the Olay Regenerist Lash Duo and Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle Revolution Complex wherever Olay products are sold (prices may vary). I do really like how each of these products performs and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.