The number one thing you need for a flawless makeup application? A glowing, clear canvas to work with. Frankly, behind every great makeup routine is an equally amazing—and diligently followed—skin care routine. When you apply makeup to a glowing, blemish-free complexion the results are stunning. Want to ensure your glam always looks gorgeous? We’re sharing the products you need to prep your skin for truly flawless makeup.
A Hydrated Base
The quickest way to ruin an otherwise on-point face of fabulous is dry, dull-looking skin. When your skin is dry prior to starting your makeup routine, cosmetics—especially foundation and concealer—can appear cakey and can settle in the fine lines caused by dehydrated skin. The best makeup primer is undoubtedly a hydrated, supple complexion. For a truly hydrating skin care routine turn to Minéral 89.
At night, after cleansing and toning your skin reach for Aqualia Thermal Night Spa. This replenishing anti-fatigue sleeping mask helps to deliver hydration to skin overnight, leaving you with soft, soothed, and supple-looking skin in the morning. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, Aquabioryl, conditioning oils, and Vichy’s exclusive mineralizing thermal water—known to strengthen and soothe skin—the sleep mask is a must-have for deeply hydrated skin.
In the morning, cleanse with a micellar water to remove any sweat or oil that’s lingering on your skin’s surface. Vichy’s Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Solution is a refreshing micellar water that cleanses skin and comforts skin. Formulated with cornflower extract, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Vichy’s mineralizing thermal water—rich in 15 rare and skin fortifying minerals—this micellar water is the ultimate first step in your skin care and makeup routines. After cleansing, prep your skin for the rest of your skin care and makeup routine with a spritz of Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water. Infused with antioxidants and minerals, this thermal water helps to protect your skin from environmental aggressors, like pollution, that can ruin a flawless makeup application. Keep the spray on hand throughout the day to spritz skin whenever makeup starts to look like it needs a refresh!
After prepping your skin with the Mineralizing Thermal Spray, moisturize with a product that will offer you all-day hydration before starting your makeup routine.
Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum – this lightweight serum offers 48-hour hydration, distributing and locking in water to all facial zones. It is suitable for all skin types including combination.
Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel –a cooling water-based gel moisturizer—great for oily and combination skin—that offers long-lasting hydration in cool, refreshing formula.
Aqualia Thermal SPF 25 – this lightweight moisturizer not only provides lasting hydration, but also protects skin from damaging—and skin-drying—UV rays with SPF 25.
Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream – for dull, dry skin reach for this replenishing and refreshing cream. The rich creamy texture moisturizes and comforts skin.
Once your skin is truly hydrated you’ll notice your makeup routine goes smoother than ever…literally. Makeup applied to moisturized skin will simply glide on and will look better after it’s applied—appearing more fresh, dewy, and natural as opposed to makeup applied to dry, dull skin.
The Prep Work
Now that your skin is hydrated, you’re ready to begin your prep work. If you have dark circles and under-eye shadows, reach for Idealia Eyes. This 2-in-1 anti-aging eye treatment not only helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines—thanks to a formula with caffeine, DRM-Bright Complex, and vitamin CG—it also instantly illuminates shadows with its micro-mother of pearl pigments. The blendable texture makes it the perfect prep for concealer application under your eyes.
A Strong Foundation
After prepping your skin for your makeup routine, get ready to set the foundation. Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation offers 16-hour wear—and SPF 30! These high-coverage foundations are lightweight and moisturizing since they—like every one of Vichy’s products—are formulated with Vichy’s skin soothing and strengthening mineralizing thermal water from the French volcanoes. Imperfections are concealed and your foundation looks dewy and natural. If you have a few problem spots here and there—think: blemishes, dark circles, scars—reach for the Dermafinish Corrective Foundation Stick. The high-coverage cream stick is a great option for anyone seeking a lasting-yet-light concealer. Finally, the last step in your makeup routine is setting everything. Dermafinish Setting Powder is a translucent powder that can help form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, helping to extend the wear of other Dermafinish cosmetics.
When it’s time to go to sleep and you need to remove your flawless makeup, reach for the same micellar water you started your makeup routine with. No-rinse micellar waters are great for quickly, and efficiently, removing all traces of makeup and other impurities from the skin’s surface without ever having to turn on the sink.
By practicing a hydrating skin care routine, you’re guaranteed to have the most flawless makeup routine ever!