In this new corner, beauty and hair specialists share their tips for skincare, makeup, hair care and hair styles. This month, makeup artist, WATARU, talks about the secret of how to make your foundation last longer.
Making skin beautiful is the first and most important step of a successful makeup routine. But even if you master techniques to wear foundation perfectly, it often happens that the foundation disappears and smudges by lunchtime. How can we avoid this? “The key is skincare,” says WATARU. “I suggest you apply a moisturizing mask before applying makeup. You don’t have to buy expensive masks. You can soak moisturizing lotion you regularly use into a face lotion sheet, place on your face, and leave it for up to 5 minutes. The lotion permeates deeper into your skin by doing this.” He advises to do this 2-3 times a week. Also, he warns not to leave it on your skin more than 5 minutes. Once your skin is filled up with enough moisture, it does not absorb moisturizing agents anymore, but rather, it starts drying out. “After the moisturizing mask, you apply base cream, UV cream and then foundation. This process helps your foundation look perfect all day.”
Moisturizing skin fully before wearing foundation is the key to maintaining your beautiful makeup all day long.
Face lotion sheet is a convenient tool for transforming your regular lotion to a moisturizing mask. Available at MUJI stores.
WATARU is a painter-turned-makeup artist working in New York since 2014. He also holds makeup lessons at SALON VIJIN and attends private cosmetic/skincare shopping.