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How to Prepare Your Face for Your Makeup Appointment

Blake Charles Salon
December 27, 2021

Few things can help you feel like a million bucks when you’re getting ready for a special event like professional makeup can. You don’t have to worry about shaking hands or whether you’ve blended everything right. All of that is taken care of for you. What isn’t already taken care of is your skincare before the appointment. Do you know how to prepare your face for your appointment?


Having dead skin cells on your face is a sure way to make sure that your makeup doesn’t go on smoothly. Exfoliating your face and neck is one of the best things you can do to get rid of those cells so they aren’t interfering with the makeup. This is important regardless of whether you have dry skin or oily skin. Exfoliate two to three times a week with a gentle scrub to brighten, even, and smooth out your skin.


It’s hard to overemphasize how important it is to moisturize your face. Dry skin is no good if you’re going for flawless makeup. Your skin needs to be hydrated if you want to have long-lasting makeup that isn’t cakey. Speaking of hydration, moisturizers aren’t the only way to get your skin the water it needs. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water as well. That will help plump up your skin and reduce the appearance of under-eye circles and general face puffiness.

Brush Your Teeth

This may seem a little odd, given that your makeup professional isn’t going to be doing anything with your actual teeth. There are some good reasons to brush before your appointment though. Anyone who’s brushed their teeth after applying lip color can tell you that it’s tough to avoid messing it up while you brush. Aside from that, it’s a simple thing you can do to help out your artist. Makeup artists literally get up in your face, which means they’re going to smell your breath whether they like it or not. No one wants to be smelling less-than-fresh breath from anyone. Do everyone, including yourself, a favor by brushing your teeth beforehand.

Whether you do your own makeup or have it professionally done, the fact remains that the quality of the result is determined by the quality of the skin underneath. Take the time in the days leading up to your appointment to prepare your face and skin. That way the makeup application will be smooth and the results will be flawless.

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