Regardless of whether your facial hair is dark, light, noticeable or not– shaving your face can make a world of difference for your makeup application!
I started shaving my face toward the end of last year, right before my wedding. Aside from the obvious mustache and unibrow that I’ve sported since I was a kid, I didn’t realize how much invisible peach fuzz I had! What I also didn’t realize was the effect it had on my makeup application and wear.
Watch the video above to hear about my face shaving routine, and my go-to tool to help me do it!
I use the Finishing Touch Flawless to get rid of my facial hair. This device is gentle, dermatologist approved and won’t leave you with knicks or cuts. It’s also completely painless but leaves me with a just-waxed look and feel. Watch the video to see how it works.
The Finishing Touch Flawless leaves me with smooth skin that’s a perfect canvas for skin care and makeup products! I use it on my upper lip, by unibrow, my cheeks, chin and even above my brows for strays. This routine happens about once a week for maintenance.
Benefits to Shaving Your Face:
Your makeup goes on smoother. Without hair acting as a barrier between your makeup brush and skin, your makeup will blend out a lot easier and with a natural finish. You’ll end up with a smoother makeup application and more even-looking skin.
Your skin care products may work better. Shaving your face can help your skin care absorb better and deeper. When this happens, they’ll become more effective.
Your makeup can last longer. I’ve personally noticed face makeup like contour and blush to last a lot longer on shaved skin vs. over peach fuzz. It doesn’t fade as patchy, and looks well blended for a longer period of time.
One thing to consider before shaving your face: if you haven’t done it before, you may notice your skin become oily at first. Since there are no hairs to pull the hair away from your skin, you might get a little shiny until your face adjusts on its own. It’ll happen– it just takes time and a bit of setting powder in the mean time.
Do you shave your face? What do you use to remove facial hair as a woman? Let me know in the comments. And now, for the best blog posts of the week from the Lipstick League!
The Lipstick League – Week of 6.11.18
Slashed Beauty – Miranda just had a purple hair transformation using Arctic Fox Purple Rain! Check out her results with this vegan hair color with no harsh chemicals.
Beautygeeks – is all over the concept of perfume for procrastinators. Our Liza Herz explains…
Blushing Noir – If ever an artist was “One in a Million” it would be Aaliyah Haughton. Fans and children of the 90’s rejoice, because the MAC x Aaliyah Makeup Collection is coming and I have the sneak peek right here.
My Beauty Bunny – has found a device that literally gets the gunk out of pores – you’re going to want to see her before and after pic!
Painted Ladies – Which makeup brush where? Sheila delves into the realm of eyeshadow brushes with a step by step makeup tutorial showing you which brushes to use and where.
Prime Beauty – I’m loving these new glosses and lippes, Pinkie Swear!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)