“When choosing a moisturizer to be worn under makeup, I always think, ‘How long does this makeup need to last?'” explains Capparelli. “If this makeup needs to last all day and night for an event, I tend to use a multi-application serum base rather than a serum and a heavy moisturizer. The more oils and creams you have sitting on the skin under your makeup, the more those oils and creams are going to metabolize and break down your makeup foundation.”
If you want your makeup to last longer than usual, Capparelli recommends applying a light serum like DMK’s Beta Gel for protection, followed by the SkinCeuticals B5 Gel she recommends, above, for hydration.