Before applying foundation, you’re going to want to prep your skin so the product goes on smoothly and looks flawless. But how you prep can depend on… you guessed it, your skin type. Across the board, you should make sure your skin is clean, no matter your type, says makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophie Turner. She particularly loves IS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex for combination skin.
After cleansing, you’ll have to work on controlling some of the oil-prone areas if you have combination skin. “My secret is to double up! In addition to a moisturizer best for combination skin, use a textured cotton pad with micellar water to scrub off any buildup on the skin’s surface. This is key to preventing congestion from oil buildup under the skin,” says Christine Cherbonnier, who is Yoko Ono’s personal makeup artist.