Before you put on your morning makeup, you want your face to be properly prepared. A freshly exfoliated and moisturized face will be a great base for whatever makeup you wear, whether it be just a little lipstick and eyeshadow or a full makeup routine.
Wash & Exfoliate
Washing your face first thing in the morning can really wake you up and give your skin a fresh start.
Heavier night creams should be washed away with a refreshing cleanser like the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Complete Clarity Facial Cleansing Wash. Exfoliating with our Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish will help wash away dead skin and reveal brighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Moisturizing with an exceptional daytime moisturizer with a sunscreen like Christie’s RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream will provide the perfect, smooth base for powder and foundation.
Apply it with an upward motion right after washing and while your skin is still slightly damp. It’s best to
allow your moisturizer to absorb into the skin for a bit before applying makeup, so allow yourself time in your morning routine.
After moisturizing, you should immediately apply eye serum like our REFOCUS Under Eye
Treatment to reduce puffiness and under eye circles. Refreshing those tired eyes first thing will give your eyes more time to refresh and puffiness to relax. You also want to give your eyes time to absorb the serum before applying eye makeup. If your eye area is still moist from your eye serum, you will be more likely to have smudging when you apply your eye makeup or mascara.
If you have deeper wrinkles, consider CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment as a
final step in your pre-makeup routine. This serum can really soften deep wrinkles and help you
to perfect that canvas.
This quick prep should only take a few minutes, but it can really enhance and work with your makeup for a more beautiful you! Once you have completed this routine, do a few things that need doing before applying makeup – have breakfast, brush your teeth, or make your morning coffee – just to give your skin a chance to fully absorb moisture so your makeup doesn’t “slide” off.
Like any work of art, you have to prep the canvas! Thinking of this short routine as part of your makeup routine will become a positive habit that will change how you look at the day ahead.