Tip One: Start at the Base
Caring for your skin properly is the key to putting your best face forward with or without makeup. April suggests frequent overnight masks so your skin is always refreshed and ready for your day, no matter what may arise. “Good skin requires less makeup,” she reminds us. Additionally, instead of applying concealer or foundation to your entire face and waiting for it to set before applying other products, she recommends only using it where really needed. “Keep most of your skin bare, but apply a little in your T-zone and blend out to reduce shine in oil-prone zones. This works really well for frontal on-camera meetings,” she says. Additionally, applying a little highlighter goes a long way in achieving a fresh glow. Choose one a few shades lighter than your natural tone or bronzer, then apply it to your cheekbones and blend down to the apples of your cheeks.
Lip care is important too, especially at a time when so many of us are wearing masks or other face coverings to go out. A lip mask treatment at home helps with the dryness facial coverings may cause, as will wearing a long-lasting, hydrating and/or lip-conditioning balm under your mask. There are even tinted options for when you prefer a little color.