We generally start new habits at the beginning of the year around healthy lifestyle. For those of you who stuck to them well done! We all know its easy to fall off the band waggon.
If you didn’t get time to address your skin or makeup here is some quick and easy habits to improve makeup immediately that anyone can get into! The idea is to give you quick and simple wins that WILL make a difference.
1. Always cleanse with a liquid at the beginning and end of the day. Not just because of the hygiene reasons to remove dirt and bacteria but so that makeup will also sit smoother the cleaner your skin! The reason I recommend a liquid over other cleansers is because it’s the most effective way to remove everything! Other types of cleansers can leave traces or oils or residues (don’t panic if you have a different kind of cleanser that you love you can continue to use it but just use a liquid cleanser before you apply makeup)
Keep this habit easy to keep by putting said cleanser and cotton pads in every area you would remove or apply makeup!
2. Clean your brushes regularly. So, these amazing tools that fix up your makeup everyday are generally the most neglected product in your makeup bag! The idea of using a brush is so that the product will sit smother and where it needs to be. This isn’t going to happen if all the fibres are stuck together or there is excess product on them daily! Schedule a time to wash them once every 4-6 weeks. Take a small pump of anti-bacterial handwash, wet the nib of the brush (hold in a downward position in the water stream) and circle the tip into the anti-bacterial wash until it creates soapy suds rinse and repeat until the water runs clear.
Keep this habit easy by not only scheduling the time in to do this, but also by wiping brushes on tissue after daily use before storing them (this will prevent the amount of product ‘build up’ on them).
3. Hydrate skin. Because of the personal nature of skin everyone will be unique with their needs. However, if you have a huge skin routine or a non-existent one applying a moisturiser daily will lead to more supple skin which allows a smoother application of makeup and a more flawless finish.
Keep this habit easy by putting your moisturiser with your makeup or in your makeup bag (this way you are less likely to forget to apply it), apply after cleanser and before you start applying makeup!
When it comes to habits lets face it, we all have busy lives trying to juggle yet another thing seems to be the least of our priorities but starting with these basics can improve makeup without having to do very much …. At Makeup Doctor we like to keep it simple! Even through to the Coaching I like to keep it simple if you’re going to change your makeup habits it needs to be simple, easy and achievable…. This is exactly what to work on. If you’ve been wanting to make that change but are struggling and need a little helping hand get in touch and let me help you.