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Beauty Basics: 4 Skincare Essentials for Better Makeup


Basic makeup needs some not-so-basic skincare for a flawless finish. Here’s how to prep your complexion for perfect makeup application every single time!

What is the best makeup for a beginner? At MD Glam, we’re all about a gorgeous glow. You know the look: skin-so-soft-and-dewy, it looks au naturel and flawless. The best way to achieve it? Skin preparation.

Beautiful makeup doesn’t stop at having good products on hand. Even the most basic makeup routine will involve some essential skin prep. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter how great your cosmetics are; your final application will fall flat. 

We’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’re spilling our insider skincare essentials for fabulous makeup, every day.

Skincare Prep for Basic Makeup that’s Anything but Basic

There’s nothing worse than splurging on expensive beauty products only for your makeup to look mediocre. Who has time for that? Not you. So, what gives? This is often the result of poor makeup prep.

Good skin prep is all about targeting skin concerns before applying makeup. This way, you address cleanliness, texture, dryness, and other issues right out the gate. The result? Beautiful, simple makeup that feels—and looks—amazing. 

So what do I need for basic makeup that fits every occasion? Keep reading to find out!

  1. Start with a smooth, clean face


Your complexion accumulates sebum (oils), dead skin cells, and grime throughout the day. Applying makeup without removing these impurities traps them under your beauty

products and deeper inside the skin’s pores. This can create a not-so-flawless finish and potential skin woes down the line.

MD Glam’s Pore Beautifying Set features a dynamic, skin-boosting duo that cleanses, balances, and softens the skin. The Deep Pore Foaming Cleanser washes away impurities while infusing skin with beautifying botanicals. 

Follow with the Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub once or twice weekly to purify and soften the skin. Together, they create a smooth, clean surface for basic makeup products to seamlessly rest—and glow—on.

      2. Hydrate your skin

When your skin is dry, liquid-based products cling to dry patches and break apart throughout the day. Moisturizing before applying your makeup prevents dry patches by keeping skin hydrated and oh-so-silky soft.

After cleansing, reach for a lightweight moisturizer like MD Glam’s DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer, which delivers a soothing boost of hydration and antioxidants into the skin while acting as the perfect makeup base.

      3. Target delicate areas


We all have sensitive skin spots that are more prone to dryness, especially under the eyes. We all know those dreaded concealer creases forming little lines under our eyes. How can you ditch those pesky creases once and for all? By bringing some delicious hydration to those dry spots.

Your under eyes are the thinnest, most delicate area of skin on your face. So you need stronger, specially-formulated products to keep them nourished.

MD Glam’s Retinol-C Intense Eye Serum uses moisturizing ingredients like retinol, vitamins E and C, and ceramides that hydrate your under eyes while simultaneously combatting puffiness, wrinkles, and discoloration — all the makings of a perfect base for your concealer. Less creases, more sparkly eyes that command every room!

      4. Shield your skin

Do you peruse basic makeup ideas on YouTube or social media? Almost every video forgets to mention one crucial step: SPF. 

Even the most minimal, basic makeup look shouldn’t skimp on sunscreen. Finding one that plays well under makeup is another story. 

Enter: MD Glam’s Sunshout Sunscreen SPF 50. This skin-boosting SPF is formulated with ingredients like coconut oil and Vitamin C that hydrate and nourish the skin. It’s also fast-absorbing, non-greasy, and provides invisible protection against UVA/UVB and other pollutants. 

Get outside and glow radiantly knowing your skin is fab, flawless, and protected.

MD Glam: You’re Secret Weapon for Gorgeous Skin & Makeup!


When you think about simple, basic makeup products, it’s easy to overlook skincare. But as you’ve learned, a few skincare steps are essential to evoke that signature makeup look you love.

Bring a little TLC to your skin, and your makeup routine will flourish.

As a makeup-lover and beauty influencer, our founder Dr. Cat created MD Glam to offer women like you scientifically-proven solutions for beautiful, healthy skin that imbues you with confidence.

We’re your cheerleaders for flawless complexions nourished from the inside out. With proper skin prep, even the most basic makeup will be anything but

Find all of your anti-aging skincare essentials from MD Glam today! Or, take our Skin Quiz to find the perfect skincare routine and snag a special discount!

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