Yes, all the sparkle and shimmer of the Christmas party is a sight for eye pain. Only if it really leaves you with sore eyes. When intimidated for festive evenings, sensitive skin often feels irritated, reactive, or just a little tired. We have put together some skin-soothing tips for you to create the perfect party make-up for sensitive skin. So you can enjoy all parties without skin drama.
But first peeling
Peeling is often forgotten, especially for sensitive skin. But it's so important, especially when it comes to applying makeup. Without a gentle peeling, everything you apply to your skin sits on the dead skin cells and does not really absorb. First, this is a real waste of products and money. This also means that your makeup is not properly seated, smeared, clumped, and generally looks somewhat cake-like. We recommend exfoliating at least once a week to keep dead skin cells at bay. We have written practical instructions here to help you get started.
Party preparation is the key
Prominent makeup artist Wendy Rowe recently used Pai when preparing Sienna Miller's skin for the red carpet, and then shared her tips with us. “The best way to ensure flawless makeup is to start with an excellent skin preparation. I started Sienna's preparation with the Camellia & Rose Hydrating Cleanser as it is very gentle on the skin, followed by a refreshing splash of Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic to soothe redness on the skin. I never forget to use eye cream as this is an essential part of skin preparation. I loved using Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream. "
Then we wait
When Farzana from @textbookbeauty recently spoke to us about sensitive skin and makeup (you can read the full interview here ), she explained the following to us: It works to give your skin enough time to soak in the products completely before applying your makeup. Which FYI is ten minutes in your case. We recommend that you use this little break to get dressed, to style your hair, or even better to get the foam out of the fridge.
If your skin care is a boon, but adding makeup to the mix can cause irritation or reaction, it may be time to look at these ingredient lists. Especially with your high-rotation make-up products. Common irritants for sensitive skin in makeup contain talc, PEGs, silicones, polymers, stabilizers and fragrances. Look for bismuth oxychloride in mineral makeup – a by-product of lead, copper and tin. Silicones are great for keeping makeup in place, but that's why they can be difficult – they stick to the skin and are difficult to remove afterwards. If you are looking for suggestions for alternative makeup brands, we are big fans of Lily Lolo, Vapor, Inika and RMS.
We don't have to tell you that you shouldn't sleep in your makeup, that's a matter of course. And while long nights make reaching for make-up towels very tempting, they're mostly terrible for your skin and worse for the environment. This is a tough no from us!
Instead, use a powerful and quick makeup remover that doesn't irritate your skin. Our Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil is one of the best. Even the most stubborn waterproof makeup can be removed quickly. In addition, it has been specially developed for sensitive skin and eyes, so that the skin remains soft, cared for and calmed and no threads are tied. You don't need complicated steps or additional tools – which you'll really appreciate at 2 a.m.
I wish you all a happy festival and above all a happy skin.