Any makeup pro will tell you: Skin care is really the first step to great makeup. It makes for a well-prepped canvas so your foundation looks more healthy and natural, and you may even require less of it. Our ELEMIS favorites have become a necessary part of many daily makeup routines. Let us count the ways:
1. Smooth Out Skin the Night Before: Without smooth skin, makeup tends to look uneven and patchy. Things settle in funny lines, wear off in some places, and go shiny in others. To create a fresh, luminous look, our Dynamic Resurfacing Night Cream removes dead skin cells that can make skin feel rough and kickstarts skin’s natural renewal process so you get a fresh glow. This means that you wake up every morning to a smooth start.
2. Prime In An Instant: If, like us, you find yourself needing to be out the door double-quick, your makeup will adore our new Pro-Collagen Marine Oil. Containing a trio of seaweeds, it instantly hydrates the skin, but happens to absorbs super fast due to the unique dry oil texture, so you get plumped, dewy skin that’s ready for makeup – with no waiting time.
3. Make a Custom Mix Foundation: Ideally, summer makeup is like clothing: It tends to be lighter, carefree, and casual. So your foundation will love teaming up with our Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm when you mix the two together. Not only will it make your foundation feel slightly thinner and lighter, it also lends skin a lovely glow that’s perfect for an easy, breezy summer beauty look. Start by adding a small dot equivalent to about a quarter of your foundation in your palm and mix with your finger or brush. Add more Balm if you want to go more sheer.
4. Brighten Undereyes Pre-Concealer: Poor old concealer – you have to feel sorry for it. What with our dark circles, puffiness, and lines, this hardworking makeup carries the burden of making our eyes look younger, brighter and more beautiful. Let our Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm take a load off. It smooths, hydrates, soothes and depuffs with its lovely, cooling applicator – it even contains optical blurring powders to minimize shadows. It’ll be getting on famously with your concealer in no time.
5. Give Your Makeup a Clean Slate: When we talk about makeup, we usually focus on applying it. But if our nightly skincare is to do its job properly, then taking our makeup off is just as important. Not for nothing, our award-winning Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm considered a beauty icon by editors, customers, celebrities, and team ELEMIS. Slather it on and it literally melts away all traces of makeup, leaving skin plumped, immaculate, and ready to rest and repair. So easy, so quick – it ensures that your make-up’s job will be easier as your skin is flawlessly cleansed and nourished.
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