August 7, 2012 at 17:08PM
Daily contact lenses users and other wearers may already know to apply makeup after they've inserted their contact lenses.
That tip, courtesy of the College of Optometrists' Dr Susan Blakeney, has been reported by Contact Lenses Express before now.
And contact lenses users no doubt also have their own routines when it comes to prepaying their skin prior to putting their makeup on.
Just as some contact lenses require cleaning, cleaning also comes in handy for this skin in this situation, it seems.
"The most important aspect is to get your skin as clear as possible for you," advised Abigail James, a facialist, holistic therapist, and founder of abigailjames.com, recently.
She advised giving skin a clean using a wash, possibly exfoliating afterwards.When it comes to exfoliant, this doesn't have to take the form of a gritty variety, she explained: Such products might make skin redden and impact on makeup.
"Use a serum but not an oily one," she added. "Go for a fast absorbing water soluble one and a great moisturiser."
She said that in her experience putting on moisturiser, then adding the foundation (and concealer if this is being used) in quick succession before the 'dewy' quality leaves skin improves how "colour sits on the skin as it is less powdery".
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