5 Face Masks to Prep Your Skin for Your Best Makeup Application
On certain days or for special occasions, it’s nice to spend a little extra time pampering yourself when getting ready. Maybe you have a party to attend or a big meeting at work — or maybe you just want to treat yourself because you deserve it (and need a new selfie to post on the ’gram). For those moods — be it spontaneous or planned — reach for a face mask that preps your skin for makeup application. The results will leave you primed, prepped and ready for a flawless face beat.
Ahead, find our favorite masks to prep the skin for makeup.
Prep your skin in just five minutes with this cooling face mask from Lancôme. The energizing Rose Sorbet Cryo-Mask mattifies, tightens pores and smooths your skin’s texture to improve the look of your makeup. Just apply it to clean skin, rinse off and start your makeup routine as usual.
Hydrated skin makes for better, smoother makeup application. This rich and creamy avocado mask seals in moisture and nourishes skin to reveal a softer, replenished complexion. Leave it on for just 15 minutes to allow the avocado fruit extract, avocado oil and primrose oil to work their magic.
Hydrate, balance and energize your complexion — without any oily, greasy residue — with the Rehab Makeup Prep Gel. The lightweight, water gel is formulated with skin-nourishing minerals to smooth, plump with hydration and soften the appearance of skin. Use it for special occasions or daily to treat your skin to some extra love.
This two-step brightening mask is formulated with an ampoule serum to correct uneven skin tone. The rubber mask allows for deeper penetration of the active ingredients while also providing a cooling effect to the skin. Use it for 15 to 20 minutes — or 40 minutes max — to fight the look of dullness before applying your makeup.
If you’re in a hurry, this seven-in-one mask allows you to pack a full skin-care routine into just a few seconds. The single-use, dual-texture pads exfoliate, hydrate, plump and prep the skin for makeup application with just a few swipes.