Your Best Makeup Application Ever

4 Skincare Tips for Flawless Makeup

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Your Best Makeup Application Ever

It’s your big day.  You’ve got your dream dress, your hair is flawless.  Your family and friends start pouring in while your photographer starts shooting behind the scenes photos of your final preparatory step: bridal makeup application.  But as you watch in the mirror, you see the foundation is going on cakey, your lips are looking chapped even in the lipstick, and nothing is setting the way that it should.

Sound like a wedding day nightmare?  It doesn’t have to be.

With proper skincare leading up to your wedding day, you can skip the wedding day drama.  Keep reading to find out the 4 no-fail skincare tips to guarantee a flawless makeup application for your wedding, bachelorette party, or any occasion.

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Skin Matters

Once upon a time, we used to think the solution to a better makeup routine is applying more makeup products.  Now, thanks to the advice of trained estheticians and skincare professionals, we have learned that the key to the perfect makeup application actually starts with perfect skin.

A smooth and well hydrated face makes for the best foundation.  Start your skincare journey at least 4-6 months before your big event- this will ensure that your skin will have plenty of time to adjust to any changes in your routine and properly heal and hydrate itself.  Choose beauty products with quality ingredients and make the following steps your “non-negotiables” when it comes to wedding prep.


Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week.  This removes any buildup of dead skin which can cause a rough, flaky texture, revealing smooth and soft skin.  If you have oily skin or acne prone skin, this step can also help to clear clogged pores and reduce trapped bacteria.

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Water is great for daily hydration, but when it comes to your skin, don’t skip the hydrating serums!  Look for a serum with Hyaluronic Acid in it.  This attracts and binds moisture to the skin, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and leaves skin looking firm and supple.  Always apply moisturizer on top of the serum to lock in the hydrating benefits.

Healthy Lips

The best way to avoid texture on your lips is with a nice lip scrub.  A lip scrub helps to exfoliate your lips, buffing off any peeling skin and making way for deeply penetrating hydration.  Try KAJA’s Lip Bento Balm + Scrub, formulated with strawberry fruit extract to exfoliate and vitamin E, grapeseed oil, and squalane to soften and moisturize.

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Professional Treatments

One of the most important ways to prepare your skin for your big day is with regular spa treatments.  Your esthetician will work with you to find the best treatment plan to ensure a luminous glow when you walk down the aisle.  Some top picks from the professionals for wedding prep are hydradermabrasion treatments (HydraFacial, anyone?), dermaplaning, and enzyme treatments.