28 August 2021

Ask me what frequently asked questions pop up on the blog and I will list them without hesitation: what should be the morning facial before makeup; what is the best choice for cleansing the skin; which steps can be skipped and which not. It’s time to answer them now!

Morning facial before makeup

1. Cleansing the face

Morning facial before makeup

Morning care is impossible without cleansing the skin of the face. This stage cannot be skipped in any way, even if you do not have time for it. No excuses. And that’s all! Accept it as you’ve come to terms with the need to brush your hair.

To do this, you need a cotton pad and milk (if dry skin) or gel (if oily). Don’t forget about the right products for your skin type.

2. Toning

Morning facial before makeup

Take a tonic and massage the lines all over your face. What does it give us? The tonic is the cream’s best friend. It enhances its action, allowing the active ingredients to work to their full potential.

3. Moisturizing the skin

Cream application

Use a face cream that moisturizes your skin. Remember that even oily skin needs hydration. For this, there are creams with a lightweight texture without oil in the composition.

4. Makeup base

Morning facial before makeup

One of the most common questions is: does your morning facial include a make-up base? If you feel like your skin doesn’t need a primer, you can get by with grooming.

Many creams, such as the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Moisturiser, are similar to a moisturizing make-up base, which is why I don’t recommend overloading the skin.

As for matting agents like Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Base Matifiante, you can use it locally: apply to the areas that require it, usually the T-zone.

5. Toning


Your morning facial has come to an end and the moment has come when you can start applying your foundation! Your skin will calmly react to the presence of the tone and will thank you with an even and perfect complexion. Those who prefer other products to tone can read the article “How to replace the foundation“.


  • Never deep cleanse your face before applying makeup.
  • Immediately after cleansing the skin, do not apply makeup for 10-15 minutes, let it come to its senses, and the means do their job.
  • Never choose a makeup base on someone else’s advice, just for your skin type!

Steps that make up a morning face before makeup

  • Milk / gel
  • Tonic
  • Cream / serum
  • Makeup base (as needed)
  • Tonal basis

Everything is very simple and I hope it is clear.

If you still have questions or want to supplement the article with your own cleansing steps, please let us know in the comments)!