My Pro Kit | Prep & Prime | Glowing Skin

I  love a good highlighter, I can’t live without my favorite moisturizer, and I swoon over every new lipstick color I see, but when it comes to beauty products, here’s what I really want: Glowing skin. Dull, lifeless skin can make a girl look like she needs countless hours of sleep and a day at the spa, but glowing skin just screams health and beauty. So, in an effort to give you that natural, radiant lit-from-within light, I’ve outlined how to get glowing skin by properly prepping your skin for makeup application.

Photography: Violeta Meyners Makeup: Violeta meyners

Photography: Violeta Meyners
Makeup: Violeta meyners

Here are some of my most used, coveted, and favorite prep products I carry in my Pro Kit:

1. Use a Toner.  After you cleanse your skin, making use of a toner is suggested.  If you apply moisturizer and other products to dewy skin, they are more likely to latch on and act faster.  Not only does toner bond products to your skin, but it evens the skins tone.  Oily skin and clogged pores are among two types that could possibly benefit the most from using a toner.  Be careful when choosing a toner though, there are multiple different varieties of which a few can be harmful or too drying to your skin type. Give these a try! They are packed with vitamins and hydrate like no other: 

* MURAD Essential – C Toner
* MURAD Hydrating Toner

2. Choose a hydrating moisturizer! Nothing feels more satisfying than a good moisturizer sinking into your skin! It creates the perfect canvas for your foundation that will go on smooth and flawless. And please, do not neglect your under eye area! It’s the first thing to tie away your sleepless nights!
My weapon of choice:

* MURAD Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
* MURAD Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes

5. Invest in a good primer.  Although it’s not absolutely necessary, we like to take the easier steps to make our face have a summery glow.  This step doesn’t require a treatment or a 15 minute mask, it’s simply one extra step in your daily makeup routine.  Priming your face before foundation allows the formula to work with the primer and your face at the same time, making application smooth.  Wear the primer alone for a simple glow. My choices:

* Benefit Porefessional – Minimizes the appearance of pores
* NYX Pore Filler – Minimizes the look of pores on a budget
* NYX Angel Veil – Oil Free Skin Perfecting Primer
* NYX Shine Killer – Eliminated the look of oil and shine
* Olay Regenerist – Wrinkle & Pore Vanisher
* NARS Radiance Enhancing – Light Optimizing Primer SPF 15

And right before applying your foundation turn your makeup chair into a spa! Your clients will love you for it! Spray a calming mist over the skin! My favorites:

* Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
* Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist

6. Drink water and eat clean.  The more water you drink, the more regular the toxins will flow out of your body.  The cleaner your eat, the less toxins will enter your body.  The easiest way to clear your skin and brighten your complexion is to treat it well

Photography: Violeta Meyners Makeup: Violeta Meyners

Photography: Violeta Meyners
Makeup: Violeta Meyners

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