Taking it All Off: Porn Star Makeup & Skin Care

Imagine that signature, sultry look of an actress in a porn flick, with her tossable hair and piercing, dark eyes. Imagine how her face always seems to be smooth to perfection even as she performs acrobatic tricks under bright lights. Now imagine how much makeup it takes to pull a look like that off! It takes a ton. In my experience as a porn actress, after a full day of shooting a scene in heavy makeup and plumped-up lips, successfully removing it all can be pretty challenging.

What is considered porn star makeup anyway?

It’s the layers and layers of facial foundation applied to give that flawless look of a girl straight out of a dream. Then adding loads of powders, the key to radiating against beaming studio lights.  Apply some false lashes for an exaggerated batting eye, and you’ve got a true seductress

Let’s not forget the under-eye dark liner that makes the eyes really pop when looking in any direction. ( Looking up while kneeling down, in particular) *wink. There’s also the well-defined eyebrow that completes the look of a seamless face, like a perfectly wrapped Christmas present.

It’s similar to most studio makeup routines that deflect against harsh lighting and maintains during strenuous activities. There are makeup looks that can be much more subtle. Unlike the look of meeting the parents or going on an interview, porn star makeup is much more drastic. It gears toward the look of a complete and ultimate temptress.

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Now, taking it all off, believe it or not, can be quite a challenge. The eyeliner a professional makeup artist will most likely use is waterproof ( to stay put when tearing up or sweating) which makes it very difficult to wash away. Plus, the layers of foundation and setting powders can be quite stubborn too, risking clogged pores if it’s not removed completely. Who wants problematic skin as a result of getting glam?

I have my own tricks of the trade when taking off performance makeup and keeping great skin underneath so I can go make-up-free on days that I want to, showing off the green birthmark I have on my left eye. My go-to cleanser is coconut oil. That’s right. Coconut oil is not just a moisturizer, but a deep cleanser too. That’s why it’s used in so many products including toothpaste formulas.

To get that stubborn, studio makeup off, I lather my entire face in coconut oil (*extra virgin) to melt away what’s been caked on. Then I’ll remove it with a regular makeup-removing wipe. It literally slides off like butter. Wipes alone usually take about three or four sheets to remove everything. Even then, you’re still left with gunk that may show up later on. So after smearing my face in the coconut oil, letting it soak for 30 seconds and wiping it away with one, maybe two makeup wipes, my face is crystal clear.

Lastly, I’ll spritz some rose water on both my face and neck to lock in moisture; I’ve got skin like the Sahara Desert. Then I’ll brush my brows out and listen to my pores sing the hallelujah song. It’s that easy, I promise. At night I have a different routine that involves cream-based cleansers and heavy hydration, but that’s a post for another time. Also, each season (winter, spring, summer, and fall) causes adjustments to be made to flow with the changes in the weather.

Our Skin is the largest, living organ we have and can be the friendliest when we take steps to nurture it. No matter where you are on your skincare journey, there’s always more to learn. New discoveries are being made every day! So try something different if your routine could use an upgrade. There’s always a way to glow from the inside, out.

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One comment

  1. Alex · 10 Days Ago

    You’ve heard your beautiful enough, but how many times have you heard I loved speaking with you and you have such a bright aura.

    One way to find out.

    Like

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