Quick and Easy Tutorial: How to Skin Prep for Foundation

Lola Bello
by Lola Bello
7 Materials
5 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you my skin prep routine before I apply foundation.

Foundation needs to sit on a good foundation so here we’re going to get our faces nice and smooth and cleansed before we can start applying makeup.

Tools and materials:

  • Cleansing wipes
  • Serum
  • Makeup brush
  • Illuminator
  • Setting powder
  • Setting spray
  • Beauty blender
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1. Clean your face

The first thing to do is clean your face really well to remove any dirt.

I like to use a cleansing facial wipe for this, but you can use water and soap or another product if you prefer.

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2. Serum

Next, apply a small amount of serum to your face. I’m using a DIY serum that I made myself.

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I like to blend the serum into my face using a makeup brush, but you can use your fingers if you prefer.

Ensure that the serum covers all of your face.

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3. Illuminator

Now apply some illuminator to your cheekbones, T-zone, and chin - the high points of your face.

Then blend the illuminator in.

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4. Setting powder

Next, apply setting powder to your face. This will help the foundation to last really long.

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5. Setting spray

Now we’re going to set everything with a setting spray. Pat it in using your beauty blender. Do not drag it, just pat it in gently.

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That's it for my skin prep before my makeup. My skin is now cleansed, smooth, and radiant and I’m ready to apply the rest of my makeup.

I hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful and will give it a try for yourself. If so, leave a comment!

Suggested materials:
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Serum
  • Makeup brush
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