One of the most critical steps in a flawless makeup routine is prepping your skin for foundation. To avoid a cakey look that is unsightly and makes you look older, you must take the time to prepare your skin. Follow these steps to ensure your face looks radiant and fresh before you apply makeup!


Exfoliating your skin will help remove dead skin cells and dirt from your skin's surface, making it easier for makeup to adhere to it. You can use a scrub or a face wash with glycolic acid, but avoid anything with salicylic acid unless you have acne-prone skin.

It's best to exfoliate your skin in the shower, using warm water and steam to open up your pores. Use gentle motions on the surface of your skin instead of rubbing hard. That way, you'll prevent irritation. After rinsing off the scrub or wash, pat dry with a towel and apply moisturizer if desired.


Use ALIVER Ceramide Moisturizing Mask to help lock in moisture. It can help prevent dryness that can make makeup look cakey or flake off during the day. This face mask also contains vitamin C, which can help revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, making it look and feel younger.

Set the face mask in place and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse off with warm water and pat dry. You can use this mask twice or thrice weekly as part of your skincare routine.

Prep Your Eyes

ALIVER Collagen Under-Eye Patch is a great way to hydrate your under-eye area, reduce puffiness and dark circles, and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Also, the gel-like texture of the patch will melt onto your skin and give you a smooth canvas for your foundation application.

If you have dry skin, use the patch for 20 minutes for the best results!

Apply Serum

A serum is a liquid product that promotes skin elasticity and firmness, which helps it absorb other products easily.

Prep your skin for a flawless base with ALIVER 24k Pure Gold Anti-Aging Face Serum. This serum will leave your skin looking and feeling more vibrant, which is perfect for women who want to maintain glowing and healthy-looking skin without going through expensive treatments or facials.

Finally, Apply Foundation

Finish off your flawless makeup base with ALIVER Color Changing Foundation Stick. This foundation moisturizes and corrects skin's tone while unifying and illuminating your complexion. It also promotes healthy-looking skin by making it look firmer and more vibrant.

The best part? This foundation is super easy to apply—use the soft brush on its other end until you reach your desired coverage level!

The Bottom Line

So there you have it! If you follow these steps and moisturize, prime, and set your face with a good base, you will achieve a flawless look in no time.

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