There is a natural order to accomplishing almost anything in life and some things like putting on a fresh face of makeup are included. What do you do first: Apply lipstick or focus on eyes? Where does blush come in? Can you get away with putting liner on after mascara? Well here is a help guide to putting together a perfect face. Of course, not everyone will use all steps, but even if you skip the powder or cheeks, this is a still a good working order to follow!
STEP 1 – PRIMER OR MOISTURIZER
Choose one, not both. Moisturizer, no matter how light in texture, will interfere with the function of a primer. Also, always remember to get in your sunscreen, whether SPF is built into your primer, moisturizer, or foundation.
STEP 2 – FOUNDATION
It’s better to create a canvas with the foundation and then correct any mistakes as a finishing touch.
STEP 3 – CONCEALER
Here is where you look at your face with a critical eye and add concealer sparingly, only on blemishes or dark circles. You want to wait until after the foundation because foundation will do a lot of the job for you.
STEP 4 – POWDER
Set it all with a very light dusting of translucent powder. This will help make it easier to remove fallout from eye shadow and give the base time to settle in while you apply the rest of your makeup.
STEP 5 – EYES OR LIPS
After the face, people usually do the eyes first, but sometimes you can start with the lips.
For Eyes: shadow > liner > then mascara. This is the order to follow for applying eye makeup. But always go back and layer. Add a little more liner at the lash line, an extra pop of shimmer shadow in the center of the lid, etc.
For Lips: balm > liner > lipstick > then gloss. You can try smudging liner all over your lips and rubbing it in with fingertips before applying lipstick. And of course, use gloss only if you want.
STEP 6 – CHEEKS
Cheeks are last for two reasons, one, it ties the eyes and lips together. Two, if you’re using a powder, you can sweep it across the lids after the eye makeup is done to add an extra pop.
What do you think? Have you been doing your makeup in this order?
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