How to Prep My Dry Skin Before I Put on Makeup

Chloe Turner, Educator at M.A.C Cosmetics shares her best products to prep the skin for a glowy look

How I Prep My Skin for Flawless Makeup - Chloe Turner, Educator at M.A.C Cosmetics shares her favourite products to prep the skin before makeup. Available online at Adore Beauty.

About the Author

Hey! I’m Chloe, Educator for M.A.C Cosmetics Australia. I have been in the industry for 12 years, 10 of those with MAC AU. I am totally beauty obsessed and love to experiment with colour, texture and placement. I am OBSESSED with retro beauty looks from the 60’s and 70’s – Twiggy & Cher are makeup GOALS! In my spare time I like vintage shopping, listening to records and practicing guitar!

I have a dry to combination skin type - I love a dewy finish so I love to plump my skin up with lots of serum and rich creams before makeup. I don't like my foundation to look like I'm wearing foundation and love when my freckles shine through!

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Beauty Tip:

Advice for my younger self: As a makeup enthusiast 19 year old – put DOWN the Studio Fix Fluid & Studio Fix Powder and embrace your skin! I went through a bit of a Goth phase and would wear heavy black winged liner, heavy foundation, No bronzer just pink blush and whatever M.A.C lipstick I could find – Cyber and Diva were my Go-To shades. With jet Black hair it was so full on and looking back I learnt so much from overdoing it!

How Do I Prep My Skin Before I Put on My Makeup?

This is my morning skincare prep prior to makeup application - it targets dry areas I get around my nose and chin, controls oil through the T-Zone and helps create a glowing base for my makeup!

Step 1: All Day Hydrating Spray

Step 1: All Day Hydrating Spray

I always start with drenching my face with our Fix Plus Hydrating mist. I'm loving the new Magic Radiance as it contains Vitamin C and Essential Oils which really help prep my skin and remove any dry flakey patches. M.A.C COSMETICS Fix+ Magic Radiance has such a refreshing scent and really wakes me up in the morning! I spray on, then massage in with my hands in an upward motion.

Step 2: Hydrating Serum-Primer

Step 2: Hydrating Serum-Primer

Then I apply my serum, by massaging 2 pumps worth onto my face. I focus on the T-Zone massaging out to the rest of my face and down my neck. It is a gorgeous lightweight texture that is easily absorbed. Your skin feels instantly hydrated after using this product! It also contains Rice Bran extract which helps reduce pigmentation and skin clarity.

Step 3: Hydrating Face Cream

Step 3: Hydrating Face Cream

Then I move onto my face cream - I've been loving the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream as it has a rich creamy texture which I am going to need in these coming colder months! The Enriched Mineral Water Blend leaves my skin feeling plump and really smooth after I apply. It helps my base glide on and not get caught in any texture or dry skin.

Step 4: Moisture-Rich Eye Cream

Step 4: Moisture-Rich Eye Cream

Next up I apply my eye cream, Clinique All About Eyes Rich by massaging under my eyes and over my eyelids with my ring finger. I spend about 1 minute on each eye massaging as I find it help de-puff under my eyes! With natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Wheat Germ Extract and Sage Leaf I find it really calming and soothing for my eyes which can get quite dry from wearing lots of eye makeup!

Step 5: Luminous Face Cream

Step 5: Luminous Face Cream

Next up is my favourite step - ILLUMINATOR! I am obsessed with our Strobe Cream and this is the icing on my skincare recipe. M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream in Peachlite is my go to - however Goldlite is so pretty on bronzed skin tones. I take a pea size amount and massage in focusing more on the tops of my cheekbones. I find this gives me an illuminated glow without looking 'Sweaty' throughout the day! This product is like a Berocca for your skin and is an instant pick me up. I also pat it over the top of my foundation on my cheeks for a healthy glow!

Step 6: Add Moisture & Shine to the Lips

Step 6: Add Moisture & Shine to the Lips

Lastly I apply some of M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Conditioner. This is the BEST lip product I have ever used to truly rehydrate lips with ingredients like Vitamin E and has a soft vanilla scent. Great to apply before bed coming into these colder winter months - you wake up with gorgeous soft lips!

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