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Skin Types for your Best Makeup

January 15, 2018

Do you know what skin type you have?

One of the first questions we ask you before selecting what products we will use is what your skin is like and time and time again we are answered with the phrase “I don’t know”.


Knowing your skin type helps with not only your own a skincare regime, but for a professional makeup artist to choose the right makeup products to apply.


Skin types include dry, normal, oily and sensitive. Most people have a combination of skin types in different areas of their skin. Your skin type can also change over time. For example, younger people are more likely normal or oily skin type.

Factors like water content, lipid (oil) content, and sensitivity, all affect what moisturisers, primers and foundation your makeup artist from Makeup Sydney will choose.


Here is a little guide the freelance makeup artists here have put together to help you recognise your skin type.


Normal skin type

Whether its for your wedding day makeup, a formal event, everyday makeup or special event makeup , you're lucky to have skin that has a good balance and the right amounts of water and oils. Normal skin has very few issues, no great sensitivity and a radiant complexion.


Dry skin type

Dry skin can produce almost invisible pores, dull, rough complexion, irritated pink patches, decreased elasticity and more visible lines.

When exposed to the elements or drying factors, skin can crack, flake, peel or become inflamed or itchy.

You makeup artist will want to also address the dryness with skincare for the body as well. Dry skin may be caused or worsened by ingredients in soaps, cosmetics or cleaning products, genetics, ageing or changes in hormones, overseas travel, weather such as wind, sun, or cold or ultraviolet radiation and air-conditioning. Moisturiser is your friend! Creams and ointments work best on dry skin.


Combination skin type

Very common you display a combination of the traits above. Normal or dry in some areas, you may also be oily in other areas such as the T-zone.

Your makeup will look better and last longer if you explain to your makeup artist where on your face you are dry, oily and normal.


Oily skin type

Oily skin can be attributed to hormones, stress, and humidity. It's important to wash you face no more than twice a day using a gentle cleanser and without scrubbing.



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