Best face masks to prep your skin with for flawless makeup application

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 21, 2020

Relaxing with a sheet mask on your face and a glass of wine in your hand at the end of a tiring day is the ultimate way to unwind and destress. A good face mask has the ability to nourish, refresh and detoxify your skin.

But have you tried using a face mask at the start of the day or before putting on makeup? It can actually hydrate your skin, promote blood circulation, depuff your face and the most important of all — allow flawless makeup application. Below, we’ve rounded up a few face masks that you can use to prep your skin before applying makeup for that healthy-looking base.

Hydrating sheet mask


Sometimes, all your skin needs is a boost of hydration —  give it just that with the Pond’s Hydrating Sheet Mask With Vitamin B3 and 100% Natural Coconut Water. Enriched with the goodness of vitamin B3 and 100% natural coconut water, this sheet mask is perfect for those with sensitive, dry and combination skin. Using it before wearing makeup will leave you with a smooth and plump canvas to apply your base.

Collagen sheet mask

The signs of ageing have started developing sooner thanks to pollution, UV rays and poor lifestyle habits. Applying and removing makeup day in and day out can also cause wear and tear of the top layer of the skin. Therefore, using a collagen-based sheet mask is a must. The Ponds Skin Firming Serum Mask with Collagen + Hyaluronic Acid+Brown Algae Extract is infused with plumping and firming ingredients that rejuvenate the skin and allow your makeup products to glide on smoothly.

Scrub + Mask

Exfoliating helps get rid of dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin; thus smoothening the texture and allowing better makeup application. The St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub can be used both, as a scrub and a mask, to reveal smooth and glowing skin. Apply all over the face, leave on for 5-7 minutes, massage gently and wash off.

Clay mask

Oily skin beauties, we know how you struggle with all that excess oil on your face. Frequent touch-ups and trying hard to keep your makeup in place is a part of your life. But using a clay mask right before applying makeup can actually absorb all the excess oil from the pores and prevent your face from looking shiny. The Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask contains bentonite clay which is a blessing for every girl with oily skin.