Seven things you must do before applying makeup

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This post is written for Bar-A-Thon Day 1 Challenge with Blog-A-Rythm

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Seven things you must do before applying makeup



Before you apply a single drop of foundation, concealer or any other product ,you need to make sure your skin is clean and moisturised well. However, you’d be surprised to know that a lot of people choose to skip that step because they aren’t aware of how important it is to prepare their skin beforehand. It turns out that if you skip prepping your skin for makeup, you could end up with clogged pores and suffer breakouts. Even worse, it could negatively affect the outcome of your look and require more touch ups throughout the day. So before you apply any makeup product on your face, you have to take care of the skin underneath first.

Check out these 7 important tips on how to prepare your face before applying makeup:



Wash your face with a gentle  cleanser that has no harsh ingredients and won’t leave your skin feeling like the desert. So for example , you should look out for products that contain no fragrance ,alcohol or parabens. Once you have found the product that is right for you, wash your face thoroughly and rinse with lukewarm water.



Exfoliating allows you to remove dead skin cells & reveals a fresher, smoother  skin for makeup application. All you need to do is scrub in circular motions and then rinse with lukewarm water . If you don’t already own one, make sure  you get yourself a good exfoliating scrub with tiny granular particles.



Applying toner leaves added moisture and will help remove any remaining traces of dirt and impurities. All you have to do is apply some toner to a cotton pad and gently tub it all over your face .



You need to be careful with this step, because you don’t want to overdo it by lathering too much and rubbing it on your skin. Instead , use a small amount and gently press the moisturiser on to your face. Your skin will look fresh and soft. Plus, the pressure from your fingers will promote blood circulation and give you natural glow.



Regardless of whether  or not you have a dry or oily skin, adding a mist of rose water can actually absorb with the moisturiser into your skin and add a natural glow, rather than just sit on the surface. This would definitely boost the look of your makeup when you apply it.



Applying your makeup too soon after you moisturize can actually cause your makeup to thin out and lead to blotchiness. Make sure you wait at least 2 to 5 minutes and let your moisturiser get absorbed.



Applying primer is easy and it has a ton of benefits. For example , it can hide acne scars, allow for a smoother look, help decrease in sweating and even help your makeup last longer throughout the day. Regardless of your skin types or skin colour, using primer will literally work wonders. So, make sure to apply primer before you start makeup.

Hope this post helps you achieve a better makeup look in future.











  1. smitha says:

    tysm amna for wonderful tips on makeup …

    1. Amna says:

      My pleasure

  2. Zainab Raazi says:

    Those are some great tips 🙂

  3. zainab says:

    Good post 🙂

  4. Parul Thakur says:

    One too many steps I say 😉
    On a serious note – great tips and sure helpful. Taking care if skin even when applying makeup is important.

    1. Amna says:

      Good luck 👍 & thanks 😊

    2. Amna says:

      Thankyou dear . yes it is very important :).

  5. Ashvini Naik says:

    That’s one useful post, Amna.

    All of your points are extremely important & every body must follow these before putting on makeup. Often people forget or overlook the protection aspect of the skin assuming that makeup makes them ‘look good’ no matter how damaged their skin really is.

    1. Amna says:

      Thanks ashvini 🙂

  6. smitha says:

    love doing makeup this will help me..
        #Barathon 2018 

  7. anupriya says:

    Skin Care is one are where I lack immensely, or must I say that I lack enthusiasm. But you have definitely pointed out the essential steps

  8. Vidhi Duggal says:

    True. These points must be taken care of before applying make up on the face.

  9. Bellybytes says:

    Great tips . But what products do you recommend ?

    1. Amna says:

      Products that suits your skin type and contains less chemicals.

    2. Amna says:

      Products that suits your skin type and contains less chemicals

  10. Thanks for sharing this helpful tips. They are really useful for people like me who are zero in makeup.

  11. Saman says:

    Great info 👍🏻👍🏻❣

    1. Amna says:

      Thanks 🙂

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