Start with a good base
Prepping your skin before you apply makeup is key, says makeup artist Lucy Halperin. Start by washing your face so it’s sparkling clean, then apply a quick face mask—Halperin loves REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, which does its job in a mere 60 seconds—before applying moisturizer. “The skin is plump, it’s moisturized, and it’s even-toned,” she says. “I end up putting on less foundation on than I would.” These are makeup artists’ best tips to look younger.
Prime your face
Even if you’re using a product with built-in primer like BB cream or tinted moisturizer, starting with a primer will even out the texture of your skin and keep your makeup in place, says Jessica Mae, founder, creative director, and makeup artist of WarPaint International Beauty Agency. “Putting primer down first gives an additional layer of something to hold on to,” she says. Pick one to match your skin type: a smoothing one for large pores or fine lines, a mattifying one for oily faces, or a hydrating one for dry skin. Here’s how to make your beauty supplies last way longer.