I'm Sarah Nicole. I am an LA based freelance makeup artist and skin care specialist. This blog is filled with my work and experience with a variety of product. If you're a makeup lover like me, you've come to the right place... xoxo sarah nicole
The first step to smooth makeup application is to make sure you treat your skin well. It is important to use a good facial scrub 2-3 times a week. This will get rid of dead skin and oil, and is especially crucial if you have oily skin. Your skin will feel smoother and softer, therefore making your foundation, whether powder or liquid, look flawless. Here are some good options with different price points that I have found work really well. The first is the 7-day scrub from Clinique, which is typically for oily skin. It leaves my skin feeling tingly and cool, and for only 18$. The next is the skin polish from Laura Mercier, for 30$. This one is more creamy and not as harsh, so if your skin is sensitive, it is a good option. Lastly, this scrub from Chanel, intended for combination skin, will smooth and balance your skin while giving it a healthy glow. This one is 45$ so it is more pricey but definitely worth it, and it lasts quite awhile. If you don't use a scrub I encourage you to add it to your skin care routine. You will notice a drastic difference and your skin will automatically look younger and more radiant. Enjoy!