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Get the perfect pre-makeup base!

Get the perfect pre-makeup base!

Since the pandemic, many people are looking for ways to minimise the time they spend on their makeup routine each day & in turn, claim back a little extra time for themselves in the morning. Ultimately, to achieve a polished finish look, you've got to perfect your base and that's what we're here to talk about!

To begin, take time to prep your skin! Invest in high quality, cruelty-free skincare products that work to brighten and hydrate your skin. 

Start with a great cleanser such as the OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel which works to rid your skin of dirt via its gel-to-oil formula. Scented with rose and chamomile, this cleanser soothes the senses while skin is left feeling soft & supple.

Next, get stuck in with a hydrating toner or facial mist. A great example of this would be the Grace & Stella Rose Facial Spritz which works as both! Keeping your skin fresh and hydrated, rose water has anti-inflammatory properties to assist in reducing redness - ideal for the perfect base. It also helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, helping with acne, dermatitis, eczema, and controls excess oil, so you’re always glowing, never shiny.

Now, you're getting there - just keep going with the base! Try adding in a hydrating or brightening serum. For me, the SAVE skincare Vitamin C Booster combined with the ADAPTOLOGY Hydro Boost work in sync with one-another to give my skin the glow it needs pre-makeup.

So, our base is almost finished but there's a few steps left. Now go in with a super hydrating eye cream such as the Skin Academy ZERO Eye Cream to avoid any creasing under your eyes & a rich, hydrating moisturiser - my favourite under makeup right now is the {Save} Skincare Ultra-Light Moisturiser as it's rich, but not heavy & doesn't leave my face feeling greasy!

Finally, no base is complete without your trusty SPF! My go-to right now is the Polaar Very High Protection SPF 50+ as it's lightweight, non-greasy and also gives my skin a little glow, meaning i don't need to add an illuminator to my foundation! Who doesn't love a 2-in-1?!

Now that your base is complete, you can get to work on perfecting your makeup look. As you've added lots of hydrating products to your skin, you should find application super quick & easy!

All of the products featured in this post are cruelty-free and have been featured in our 2022 Lemonade Boxes so you can get ready, guilt-free each day. Lemonade Box is a cruelty-free self-care subscription box, delivered monthly.

The box retails for £25 a month with free UK delivery & is guaranteed to be worth £60+ each month.

Now, go forth and perfect your base! We hope that some of these recommendations will make your mornings a little smoother - just like your skin!