When it comes to creating flawless looking skin that's going to last all day, it's important that we start with a perfectly prepped base. As with every cosmetic product, you'll want to make sure you find a formula that works best with your specific skin type. Whether your skin tends to be dry, dehydrated, normal or oily. We've put together a list our type five go to moisturizers that you'll always find in our makeup kit.
1. The Professional's Kit Classic
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré - $39.00
This multi-function moisturizer is a makeup artists go-to. This creamy formula contains shea butter, beeswax, and aloe vera and leaves the skin with a non-greasy, silky soft texture.
Apply to clean skin as a day and night cream and use as a make-up primer to enhance the complexion and ensure long-lasting make-up coverage. You can also use it with a cotton pad to gently remove make-up and impurities or even as a mask by applying a thick layer to the skin for 15 minutes or more.
2. Priming Moisturizer for Oily/ Problematic Skin
Dermalogica Active Moist - $59.00
This sheer formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration. We love it because it provides oil-free hydration without leaving a greasy feel on the skin. It is best applied to a freshly damp face in light upward strokes.
3. Soothing Moisturizer for Dry/ Dehydrated Skin
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - $24.99
Developed with dermatologists, this CeraVe Moisturizing Cream effectively moisturizes while helping restore the natural skin protective barrier. This rich, non-greasy cream, with 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, provides all day hydration and is ideal for dry and very dry skin as it's non-comedogenic, oil-free, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.
4. Hydrating Moisturizer For All Skin Types
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream - $38.00
This lightweight “ultra hydrator” moisturizer that immediately leaves skin feeling more hydrated, even in skin’s driest areas. It's formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, so this non-greasy cream works for all skin types - even sensitive skin. We particularly love it for makeup looks that require more powder as the powder will attach to the moisture and prevent it from looking too dry.
5. Luxury Moisturizer For A Flawless Finish
Charlotte's Magic Cream - $125.00
If you're looking for a luxurious moisturizer that's jam packed with nutrients and you're willing to splurge a little, this cream will leave your skin looking dewy and plump. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and bionymph peptide and often seen back stage at photo shoots and runway shows, this moisturizer creates a glowing complexion and preps your skin for flawless makeup application.