How to Achieve Smooth-Looking Skin with Makeup

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The struggle is real!

"Oh no, I hate my makeup, it's so patchy", "You know what, Sonia? Whenever I do my makeup, it always turns out uneven and textured! What am I gonna do?"

It's no surprise to me when I hear frustrations from makeup lovers or individuals who have done their own makeup, especially for special occasions or events. I hear you! We all desire a glamorous look and smooth-looking skin with makeup on the big day (but not a disaster, please). Well, that's the reason why makeup is such a big thing—I couldn't agree more! Hearing the repeated murmurs from those who face these challenges in their efforts to achieve a flawless makeup look, regardless of their makeup routine or the brands they are using.

Sonia Roselli Beauty

Transform your skin from Oh no! to Oh wow!

Get ready to transform your makeup game and achieve that perfect-looking skin with these easy steps and skin prep products!


As a professional makeup artist with over three decades of solid experience in the field, I can assure you that you’ll only get nothing but expert tips from me. I've heard it all and seen it all in my makeup studio in Chicago— and I've mastered the key to achieving flawless makeup. The secret behind my success lies in my skin prep heroes.

In this blog, you'll receive pro hacks on how to deal with uneven skin texture, fine lines, or sensitive skin and how to achieve a flawlessly glowing complexion even with makeup.


Discover expert tips and tricks that will work for all skin types, ages, and tones, and say goodbye to cakey makeup for good. So, grab that brush and embrace your radiant complexion as we dive into the world of makeup and unlock the secrets to smooth-looking skin!

Getting ready for smooth-looking skin with makeup

So, why is prepping your skin before makeup so crucial?


Let's start with the basics—prepping your skin. Yep, it's a must-do! Professional makeup artists swear by this secret for a reason. Think of it as building a smooth base for your masterpiece. Just like a canvas needs to be prepped before painting, your skin needs to be prepped before makeup application. It's like laying the foundation for a stunning makeup routine.


Using the right products for your skin type is key to creating that flawless finish. Don't worry, finding the right products doesn't have to be daunting. Knowing what your skin wants is definitely going to be super helpful!

Achieve Smooth-Looking Skin with Makeup


Skin Prep 


is the Ultimate Makeup Primer

Skin prepping helps create a smooth canvas for your makeup to glide on effortlessly, ensuring it stays put for hours without melting or caking. It also helps to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and imperfections, giving you that Instagram-worthy filter in real life!


Now, who doesn't want their makeup to last all day? With proper skincare prep, you can enjoy, laugh, and dance the day away without worrying about your makeup fading or smudging. It's like having your own beauty secret weapon! So, always remember to make prepping your skin a non-negotiable step in your makeup routine.

Let me walk you through how essential it is to make sure your skin stays glowing for hours with makeup.

Exfoliate Your Skin with Sonia Roselli's Sexapeel Exfoliator

Indulge in the ultimate skin treat with Sexapeel spray exfoliator! Say hello to flawless skin that's bound to turn heads with its glass-skin-like radiance. This revolutionary spray-on exfoliator is your key to unlocking a flawless makeup look that lasts all day. Bid farewell to textured skin as you unveil a smoother, more even-looking complexion. Not only does regular exfoliation unclog pores, but it also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless, youthful glow. 


Make exfoliating a fun and essential part of your skincare routine, at least once or twice a week, to keep your overall look effortlessly flawless!

What’s in it for you:


  • Perfect for removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion, making it perfect before applying makeup.
  • When you exfoliate, you're allowing your skincare products to penetrate deeper into your skin, which can help to maximize their effectiveness.
  • Exfoliating before applying makeup can help to improve the appearance and longevity of your makeup, while also promoting healthier, more radiant skin.

To use: To exfoliate, simply apply a small amount of the product to skin and gently massage for 10 seconds to remove dead skin and unclog pores. Remember to avoid the sensitive areas around your eyes and lips. Rinse off with lukewarm water and follow up with Sonia Roselli's Japanese Cleansing Oil. Use once or twice a week.

Cleanse Your Skin with Sonia Roselli's Japanese Cleansing Oil

Achieve smooth skin texture with my  Japanese Cleansing Oil. No more pesky breakouts or uneven makeup application. Remember that applying makeup without cleansing your skin can leave all sorts of dirt, oil, and bacteria. And buildup can lead to unsightly breakouts and an uneven makeup application. This awesome cleanser doesn’t need a second take—yes! It’s that effective in making sure no trace of dirt is left on your face even after wearing heavy, full-coverage makeup all day.

Cleanse and master that makeup game! 

What’s in it for you:


  • It is a perfect pre- and post-makeup step to achieve a flawless complexion.
  • This luxurious oil cleanser effectively removes all traces of dirt, makeup, and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
  • It leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth, and deeply hydrated, creating the perfect canvas for makeup application.

To use: Apply 1-2 pumps onto dry skin, massage for 30 seconds, add warm water, and continue massaging for another 30 seconds, rinse off with warm water, and pat dry.

Give your skin the hydration boost with Sonia Roselli's Water Elixir Skin Prep

Say hello to Water Elixir Skin Prep, your hydration superhero! Wondering why hydration is a must before applying makeup? Well, listen up! Using foundations with hyaluronic acid and high water content on dry or dehydrated skin can leave you with a patchy complexion. But fear not! Simply quench your skin's thirst with this hydrating primer for a smoother base finish that'll make your makeup look flawless.


What’s in it for you:


  • It’s a magical elixir that delivers hydration and primes your skin to make your makeup last all day.
  • Our serum and moisturizer combo plumps fine lines and improves skin texture.
  • Has the added benefit of calming down any redness on your skin, making it the perfect addition to your makeup routine. You'll find that your foundation goes on much smoother, and you won't even need to wear as much makeup.

To use: Make sure to shake the bottle first before application. Apply 2 or 3 pumps of Water Elixir and press palms together and gently press into skin, face, and neck or you may opt to use our Skin Prep Brush to prevent cross-contamination. Use before makeup application and before bedtime for best results.

Hydrate and plump your skin with Sonia Roselli's Water Oil Skin Prep

Get ready to unlock the power of makeup with Water Oil Skin Prep! If you're facing the challenges of a dry or winter climate, don't worry, this serum and facial oil in one is here to save the day. Say goodbye to dry, flaky skin and hello to a gorgeous, believable glow that will leave you looking like a dewy goddess.


But that's not all! Water Oil is not just for winter skin—it's a game-changer for desert climates, menopausal skin, and even smoker's skin. No matter what challenges you face, Water Oil has got your back.


One of the best parts? If you're dealing with textured skin issues, Water Oil is your secret weapon. Say goodbye to powder highlighters that accentuate flaws—with Sonia Roselli's Water Oil, you can create a smooth canvas for your makeup, so your foundation glides on like a dream.


Get ready to rock with a flawless complexion that lasts all day. It's time to let the power of makeup and the magic of Water Oil work their wonders for you!


What’s in it for you:


  • Sonia Roselli's Water Oil Skin Prep is a 2-in-1 facial oil and serum that provides double the benefits for the skin.
  • It creates a barrier between the skin and makeup, preventing makeup from settling into fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It's not just a makeup primer—it also contains nourishing ingredients that provide skincare benefits and can be used as a replacement for your moisturizer or as an extra layer of hydration. Plus, it's suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

To use: Apply 1 or 2 pumps of Water Oil on your palm, massage onto your face starting from the center, and see your skin start to glow. Use our Skin Prep Brush for precision and to ensure that your skin absorbs the product, then follow up with Water Balm for a complete skin prep before applying makeup.

Finish up your skin prep by applying Sonia Roselli's Water Balm

Wrap up your skin prep routine with a flourish by indulging in  luxurious Water BalmThis moisturizer is an easy way to ensure your skin stays plump, hydrated, and oh-so-smooth. With its lightweight texture, it effortlessly glides onto your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalized—making your entire face glow with radiance!


Sonia Roselli's Water Balm is not just your average moisturizer. It's a powerhouse that works wonders in locking in moisture, protecting your skin from sun damage, and creating a flawless canvas for your makeup. Bid adieu to a cakey foundation and hello to smoother skin that looks naturally flawless. This gem of a product is transformative for anyone seeking the best way to achieve a long-lasting makeup look without compromising on skin health.


Moreover, this multi-tasking wonder is formulated to combat common skincare concerns like dry patches, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and looking its absolute best. It's the secret weapon that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without it! So, get ready to dazzle with a fully prepped, hydrated, and glowing complexion, thanks to Sonia Roselli's Water Balm. Make it a part of your skincare routine for an instant burst of radiance that will make you feel like a skincare pro.




Curly woman prepping her skin by applying moisturizer
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What’s in it for you:


  • Water Balm contains nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, which help to soothe and calm the skin, leaving it looking and feeling healthy and radiant.
  • The lightweight formula sinks into the skin quickly, leaving a silky, non-greasy finish that won't interfere with your makeup.
  • It provides a burst of hydration to the skin, helping to plump and smooth the surface for an even application of makeup.


To use: Apply after my Water Oil Skin Prep, gently massage a small amount of Water Balm onto your face to hydrate and create a smooth base for makeup application. But if you have really sensitive skin that easily reacts even with subtle contact to any allergens or bacteria, we suggest that you try using our Skin Prep Brush which is mainly created to help people with sensitive skin in applying skincare products to their skin without having to worry about cross-contamination. Use it as the final step of your skin prep routine before applying sunscreen or starting your makeup.

Congratulations! You're almost there—the final step in your skincare routine, so you can rock your makeup with confidence.

We all know that prepping your skin before applying makeup is the key to achieving that flawless complexion you're after. Good thing, because our skin prep products got your back!

Our advanced skincare products will level up your makeup game like never before. You can now apply makeup products on your sensitive skin without having to worry if it looks cakey or what it might do to your skin after—our Skin Prep Collection will do wonders for ensuring that your skin is protected while looking smooth under your makeup.


Transform your 


makeup with a 


flawless canvas 



No matter what your skin type is, whether you're dealing with age spots, dry patches, or excess oil, we have the solutions you need. For our girlies out there with dry skin, our hydrating face oils or rich moisturizers are the best in keeping one’s skin plump and dewy. If your skin tends to get dehydrated, our range of products will come to the rescue, keeping your skin quenched and happy. You can be sure that your skin is well supported— we got your back, girl!

And here's the best part— we know your skincare routine shouldn't be complicated. Our easy steps and makeup techniques make it a breeze for you to incorporate skin prep into your routine. So you can say goodbye to texture and hello to a smooth, flawless complexion that forms the basis of your makeup success.

So why wait? Discover the power of great skin prep for yourself. Get ready to take your makeup routine to the next level and unleash your inner beauty guru with these tips and products. Visit my  Skin Prep Collections now! You're just a few clicks away from achieving that flawless, camera-ready complexion you've always dreamed of. Happy prepping!

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