Every makeup artist we spoke to explained that without a well-fitted foundation (i.e. hydrated and healthy skin) any foundation will go awry. Prepping the skin with the right products and ample moisture is crucial for a seamless, long-lasting foundation.
“I’m really, really big on preparation—preparation is EVERYTHING,” exclaimed the celebrity makeup artist. Tamah Krinsky, their clients include Julianna Margulies, Mary Steenburgen, Judy Greer, Idina Menzel and Christy Turlington. “Regardless of your age, how you prepare your skin will determine how the foundation will adhere to your skin, and the more hydrated and healthy your skin is, the better your foundation will look.. My clients will tell you that prepping for their skin care is the longest part of their time in the makeup chair with me! “
Krinsky recommends starting the process with a luxurious spray like Josh Rosebrook’s Hydration Accelerator ($44) before switching to oil. She usually applies about six drops, though it depends on the day and the client. “It takes me three to five minutes to massage the oil from my hairline to my collarbone. What a wonderful thing it can do for your skin! My favorite is Drunk Elephant. Virgin Marula Antioxidant Oil ($72), Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil ($80), and Josh Rosebrook Herbal infused oil ($44),” she said.
She’ll then apply a pea-sized amount of moisturizer to the skin to lock in all the magic. She loves anything from Tatcha, Drunk Elephant, Dr.Hauschka or La Roche-Posay.