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Long-Lasting, Fresh Makeup Starts with Skin Priming

One of the top questions people ask me is “Do I really need to prime my skin before applying makeup?”. The answer is always a resounding “Yes!”  Would you apply your best red Dior lipstick on dry, chapped lips? Would you wear your new pencil skirt without shaving and moisturizing your legs? I think not! Ensuring your skin is properly primed prior to makeup application is an equally important step in making sure your skin (and your makeup) looks its best.

After cleansing my skin, I apply Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle Revolution Complex to my skin. The Complex not only hydrates my skin with a proprietary blend of peptides, but also contains advanced micro fillers that instantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Remember, this is all before you apply any foundation or concealer! Over time, I have seen further visible improvement in the fine lines around my eyes.

Don’t stop at just priming the skin on your face, carry this critical step into your eye area and lashes, as well. Right after applying the Complex to my skin, I use the eye cream end of the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo under my eyes and on my eyelids to ensure that this sensitive and dryness-prone area is well-hydrated and prepared to accept my concealer and eye makeup. I also apply the Lash Serum Duo to my lashes to thicken and moisturize them prior to applying mascara. With the Lash Serum I find that I only need to use minimal mascara to highlight my eyes, plus my eye lashes are well-hydrated which helps my mascara to glide on more easily.

So remember, it’s not just important to cleanse, tone and moisturize as part of your skincare regimen. Don’t forget the important fourth step – priming!


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own.

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By day, I am a busy marketing executive, mother of a 9 year-old daughter, and wife. At night, I put on my cool black eyeglasses, Stila Fiery long-wearing lipstick and become Ageist Beauty, a makeup, skincare and anti-aging product-obsessed beauty blogger with a particular passion for minimizing the pores of women across the globe.

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